Jen spent the first 20 years of her career as an investment banker and entrepreneur advising real estate private equity companies on capital structures, institutional fundraising, and investor relations. After selling her business in 2019, Jen immersed herself in her passion to inspire people to take radical care of themselves so they can live healthier, more intentional lives. Today, she bridges her expertise with her passion and advises companies on creating sustainable wellness plans and optimizing spaces for employees to care for themselves during their workday. Most recently, she served on the Advisory Board of BetterSpaces, a wellness company focused on enhancing workplace wellbeing.
In 2021, she founded and currently serves as the Executive Director of The Center Foundation, a nonprofit focused on making radical self-care accessible by taking it onsite. In 2009, Jen founded and led KAP Group (which she sold in April 2019 to the CenterCap Group), a consulting business that provides capital raising and investor relations advisory services to real estate private equity managers. During her tenure at KAP Group, Jen advised over 70 real estate managers in the U.S. and Asia. Prior to founding KAP, Jen was a Vice President in the Real Estate Private Fund Group at Credit Suisse, where she raised capital from global institutional investors. Before her distribution role, Jen advised and prepared real estate managers through each stage of the capital raising process, including real estate private fund and JV opportunities in the U.S. and abroad representing over $5 billion in equity raised. Prior to that, Jen was a founding member of DLJ Strategic Partners, a private equity fund. Jen started her career in the Real Estate Finance and Securitization Group at Donaldson, Lufkin, and Jenrette.
Jen serves as a Nevada Board Member for Communities in Schools and as Secretary for the Harvard Club of Northern Nevada. She previously held roles on the Board of Trustees for Sierra Nevada University and as a Board Member for Civic Builders.
Jen earned a Master of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School. She graduated magna cum laude from Southern Methodist University with a Bachelor of Business Administration. Jen is a private pilot, a certified yoga instructor, and a dedicated student of meditation, qigong, yoga nidra, and optimal nutrition.