Jenifer Barkon

Chief Talent Officer, Material

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Meet Jenifer

Jen leads the talent organization at Material and is responsible for enterprise human capital management. In layman’s terms, that means Jen is focused on bringing common sense, simplicity and humanity to her work, always asking, “Is this really adding value and helping people achieve their goals?”

With over 20 years of leadership experience at both large and publicly-traded companies as well as small, high-growth startups, Jen’s background spans the fashion, retail, advertising and entertainment/digital media sectors at iconic organizations like Barneys New York, American Eagle Outfitters, Juicy Couture and Interpublic Group.

Although Jen is a third generation Angeleno, she attended boarding school in New Hampshire and attended Brandeis University in Massachusetts. She eventually returned home to L.A. where she now lives with her husband and two children. For the past 15 years, Jen has been involved with Friends of the Family, a family and child resource center serving disadvantaged families. Between her job, her kids and her volunteer efforts, Jen feels really good about how meaningful her life is so she is totally unapologetic about how she spends the balance of her minimal free time – watching reality TV (when her husband relinquishes the remote).