Jenny Barba, MBA, MHSA, is a Principal at BioVentures Investors, a MedTech investment fund where she is a member of the investment committee. Jenny brings over 20 years of strategic and financial advisory experience from her work with venture backed and growth healthcare companies, primarily focused in the medical device sector.
Prior to BioVentures Investors, Jenny was a Consultant with Sirius International Insurance Group, where she specialized in alternative investments, including venture capital, private equity and direct investments. Jenny was also Vice President, Healthcare Investment Banking at Piper Jaffray & Co., where she successfully executed financings, mergers and acquisitions for public and private medical device companies totaling over $4 billion in over twenty transactions. Jenny's background includes working as a Client Advisor at Marsh & McLennan on the healthcare brokerage team and as an Analyst in the healthcare investment banking team at Hambrecht and Quist (JP Morgan H&Q). Jenny began her career as a Research Associate at the Parkinson’s Institute.
Jenny serves on the Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization for Life Sciences Innovation Hub Oversight Committee, the DRIVEN Accelerator External Advisory Committee, the Upper Valley MedTech Collaborative Steering Committee, and is a guest lecturer at University of Michigan Ross School of Business. Jenny is active with the American Heart Association and served for three years as a regional Chair of the Go Red Executive Leadership Team, and for six years as a Board Member of the National Nordic Foundation.
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
Jenny earned her BA in Neuroscience from Colorado College and her MBA and MHSA from University of Michigan.
As a member of Class 26, Jenny is serving her fellowship at BioVentures Investors.