Jennifer Barnes


Optima Office provides Outsourced Accounting, Fractional CFO and Human Resources Support. We serve close to 300 companies across the United States but are mostly focused on the West Coast. At least half of the work we do is onsite at our clients, although many of our team members work remotely at least half of the time. We bill on an hourly basis for our time. Optima attracts extraordinary employees and allows them the flexibility to work the hours they desire so they achieve an ideal work-life balance. Optima’s motto is Happy Staff = Happy Clients

Jennifer’s latest awards and accolades include:

  • San Diego Union Tribune Top Workplaces
  • San Diego’s top 500 most influential people
  • The Los Angeles Times Inspirational Women
  • SDBJ 2021 Business Women of the Year Award
  • SD Mag Celebrating Women – Industry Leader award
  • SDBJ Nonprofit & Corporate Citizenry Award Winner

Between 2016-2018, her first company was the 5th fastest growing company in San Diego County, earned a spot in the Inc 5000 three years in a row and was awarded by the UT and San Diego Business Journal for being a best place to work. Since the firms’ inception in 2018, Optima has received numerous awards, including best place to work, and had revenues of $6.3 million their 3rd year in business.

Jennifer currently sits on the board of Junior Achievement, The Better Business Bureau, NuFund Venture Group and a publicly traded company, Presidio Property Trust. She volunteers time for numerous student mentor programs and is a member of Rotary 33, NAWBO, CWI, WBENC, Vistage, ACG, Entrepreneurs Organization, Young Executives Council and Social Venture Partners