Jennifer A Barnes

Member Since 2017

Jennifer A Barnes

Founder & CEO

Optima Office, Inc

Greater San Diego Area

Jennifer is the CEO & Founder of Optima Office, Inc, her second successful venture. She was able to grow her first company to over $6 million in revenue and 90 employees in just 6 years. Jennifer has a degree from the University of Arizona with a BA in Finance, Accounting and Marketing. She has an MBA from SDSU and completed the Becker CPA Courses. Career wise, Jennifer spent a dozen years as a consultant in the role as Controller or Director of Accounting for numerous companies and non-profits throughout San Diego. She was named in the top 40 under 40 business leaders in San Diego in 2018, was named 2017 Young Entrepreneur by San Diego's Chamber of Commerce and also listed as the most Influential Leader in 2016 by the Connected Women of Influence. Jennifer is a tenacious, kind and authentic business executive. Work life balance is very important to her, so she is adamant about her team having a flexible, friendly, and awesome place to work. Jennifer is married, has 7 nieces and nephews, loves spending time with friends & family and enjoys running on the beach and snowboarding.


  • MBA


June 18th, 2020

Surviving This Economic Downturn: How A Strong Accounting Team Could Help

The right accounting team can help leaders avoid fear-based decisions by adding transparency and facts to the equation.

May 13th, 2020

How To Maximize Your Workforce During An Economic Downturn

Having the right people do the right tasks at their respective levels can free up much-needed cash.

January 31st, 2020

Four Best Practices For Helping Nonprofits Approach Profitability

For a nonprofit to survive long-term, it is imperative that it makes some of the same financial decisions as a for-profit company, and that includes managing its budgets effectively.

November 21st, 2019

Compensation Plans For Transitioning A 1099 Employee To A W-2 One

Like many business owners, you’re probably busy double-checking the difference between 1099 and W2 employees, considering how the new rulings will affect you and how best to make a seamless transition to W2 employees where necessary.


Optima Office, Inc

We are a team of accounting specialists who bring varying degrees of experience in every single industry, with most accounting softwares and to businesses of all sizes, from start-ups to $50+ million in revenues. We also specialize in servicing non-profits.


  • Accounting
  • Business Development
  • Human Resources