Jennifer Garcia is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Latino Business Action Network (LBAN), a nonprofit organization focused on strengthening the United States by advancing Latino entrepreneurship. LBAN partners with Stanford through the jointly supported Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative (SLEI).
Under her leadership, she managed twelve successful cohorts of the Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative Education Scaling Program. She leads an ecosystem of nearly 900 scaled Latino and Latina entrepreneurs across the United States and Puerto Rico, contributing $5.4 billion in annual revenue. Her visionary leadership has created growth pathways for entrepreneurs to access capital, access public and private contracts, build capacity, and digitally transform their front-end operations.
In addition, Jennifer is the founder of Fluential Leadership, elevating small-to-medium-sized business performance through developing and executing growth strategies, recruitment, and retaining talent strategies. Jennifer is skilled at transforming teams, processes, and products, through a portfolio of solutions, including the Stages of Growth Model, Strategy and Innovation Planning, SWOT, psychometric assessments (TTI, DISC, E.Q., etc.), and communication training.
Prior to LBAN, Jennifer spent 12 years at Bloomberg L.P. She managed the Asset and Investment Management Product Specialist Team and the fixed income and foreign exchange electronic trading teams, among many roles.
Jennifer has illustrated distinguished passion and service to the Latino community. She participated in the inaugural class of the Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Latino Board Leadership Academy, with the mission of recruiting and training Latinos to serve as future board members. Jennifer co-founded NALA, Lambda Theta Nu’s alumnae association, whose mission is to promote academic excellence in the Latino Community. She is the Co-Author of Hispanic Stars Rising – The New Face of Power.
Jennifer received her MBA from the University of San Francisco and her B.S. from Colorado State University, Fort Collins. She sits on the Latinas In Business and San Francisco Adult and Teen Challenge board.