Madhavi Rao

Chief Strategy Officer

Valkyrie Intelligence

Adept in driving value for clients by designing market-shifting solutions from the ground up, Madhavi is a thoughtful, human-centered strategist committed to creating equitable, sustainable products, services and experiences that make life better for everyone. Her holistic approach drives stakeholder alignment, skill development and buy-in throughout the strategic R&D process to ensure that clients are equipped with both the strongest ideas and clearest plans as well as the internal horsepower and momentum to deliver them.

With broad experience in consulting and industry, Madhavi has driven strategic development and innovation for prominent Fortune 500 companies, global foundations and startups across a variety of industries, including banking, insurance, automotive, healthcare, retail, entertainment, energy, consumer electronics, international development and telecom. Prior to Valkyrie, Madhavi worked at frog design, Cummins and General Motors. She holds undergraduate degrees in English & American Literatures, Italian and Spanish from Middlebury College.