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Press Release: Inc. 5,000 entrepreneur launches Optima Office
Inc. 5000 entrepreneur launches Optima Office
Jennifer Barnes, award-winning CEO, intends to grow the largest managerial accounting firm in the region by using her “happy staff=happy clients” approach.
SAN DIEGO – November 27, 2018 – Jennifer Barnes, an award-winning CEO and Co-Founder of Inc. 5000 company Pro Back Office, announces the launch of Optima Office.
The company, already with dozens of clients, aspires to become the largest managerial accounting firm in the region.
“I’m looking forward to realizing our vision of being the standard by which competing service providers must emulate,” said Barnes. “We’ll do so by putting people over profits and will offer unparalleled outsourced accounting services with a personalized approach for every client. Being kind, caring, and dedicated is our focus. Our A-plus team of over 20 talented accounting and HR specialists are fully committed to this goal. I am fortunate to have such an amazing team of people with me to build Optima.”
Barnes left Pro Back Office after experiencing a takeover in late September. The result of the split is now a contentious legal battle.
“Jennifer has helped a number of my clients by doing what she said she would do and when she said she would do it,” said Joseph T. Phillips, Chairman of The BEST CEO Group.  “Her expertise coupled with her high energy level makes her highly effective in servicing clients of all sizes.”
Barnes’s experience in starting Pro Back Office from her living room and building it into $7 million in annual revenue within six years will play well in growing Optima Office. Her accolades include being named among the next leaders under 40 by the San Diego Business Journal earlier this year and a finalist for the publication’s 2014-2017 Business Woman of the Year. Under her leadership, Pro Back Office was named among the area’s 20 best workplaces by The San Diego Union-Tribune. Barnes also received the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce 2017 Young Entrepreneur of the Year award and the Connected Women of Influence 2017 Women Leaders to Watch award. In the same year, she was a semi-finalist for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year in. In 2016, she was listed as one of San Diego Metro’s 40 Under 40.   
Optima Office is located at 5120 Shoreham Place, Suite 280. San Diego, CA 92122. More information is available at


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