Jeni is a leader committed to growing and strengthening purpose-driven organizations. With 16+ years of financial operations and management experience, Jeni has led teams at VolunteerMatch and Net Impact to maximize impact through thoughtful financial management and entrepreneurial strategies. In addition to her nonprofit leadership roles, Jeni is a former for-profit management consultant and also worked with KPMG’s Global Grants Program, advising foundations and public charities on domestic and international grant making programs.
An active volunteer, Jeni received the Bay Area CFO of the Year Award for Community Service in 2011. She has worked with international NGOs including NESsT in Chile, Amy Biehl Foundation in South Africa and Grameen Bank in Bangladesh. She is/has been a member of the Board of Directors for HandsOn Bay Area, KIPP SF Bay Academy and Presidio Hill School.
Jeni holds a B.S. in International Business from the Haas School of Business at U.C. Berkeley and an MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurial Management from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
• The part of my job that keeps me heading to work each day is: The people. I’ve been at Net Impact 10+ years and I’ve always been amazed by our team. Our team is mission driven, hard-working and fun to hang out with!
• I grew up wanting to be: An astronaut. Alas, severe motion sickness in moving vehicles derailed my space dreams at an early age.
• The best advice I ever got was: “The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.” – I’m not sure who originally said this, but a mentor passed on this quote and it’s always stuck with me. It’s a good reminder to stop and think about where we are in life.