Jennifer A Barnes

Member Since 2017

Jennifer A Barnes

Founder & CEO

Optima Office, Inc

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. Her second company, Optima Office already has 85 employees and is expected to have revenues of $9.5 million in their 4th year, 2022. 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, the most Influential Leader in 2016 by the Connected Women of Influence, 2021's CEO Business Woman of the year by SDBJ, has won best place to work for 7 years in a row between her two companies and recently made the list of the 500 most influential people in San Diego. In 2022, Optima will be in the top fastest growing companies in San DIego and will make the esteemed Inc 5000 fastest growing companies in 2023. 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


September 7th, 2022

How Small Business Owners Can Handle A Cash Shortage

While you can never predict every possible outcome, the most likely financial futures are easy to identify with strong business books and an experienced financial team.

August 16th, 2022

When Should You Outsource And When Should You Hire In-House?

When growing a business, it's best you focus on what you are good at, and leave all the back-office tasks to those who are best suited to handle those tasks.

July 12th, 2022

What To Look For In A Chief Operating Officer

While the details of any single COO’s job description may vary from one company, or one industry, to the next, the role of the COO in an organization remains relatively constant.

May 16th, 2022

12 Simple Ways Leaders Can Boost Positivity In The Workplace

A negative mindset can be poisonous in the workplace. It can lower morale, decrease productivity and spread to other members of the team, leading to toxic work culture.


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