Jenny Barchas brings a wide range of skills and experiences to her role as PVA Co-Chair. For the past 10 years, Jenny has worked in marketing for consumer products and technology companies in the Bay Area. Most recently, she has served as an investor, advisor, and marketing lead for the Bonny Doon based Technology Incubator, Sproutwerx, which has launched, among other companies, Joby Aviation and Bruer. Prior to her marketing work, Jenny worked on Wall Street in Fixed Income and Investment Banking at Lazard, Morgan Stanley, and HSBC.
Jenny has been an active volunteer at PCS and Gateway School, where she has specialized in development work. Jenny continues to work on the PCS development committee and Business Working Group. Jenny joined the PCS Board in May 2018.
Jenny holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a BA with High Distinction in Financial Economics and Architecture from the University of Virginia. She is also a graduate of the French Culinary Academy and is an avid home chef. She and her husband have three daughters, ages 4, 7, and 12, the eldest of whom is an incoming PCS 7th grader.