President & CEO
Jenny Ming has an extensive record of achievement in the retail apparel industry. She was part of the executive team that founded Old Navy in 1994, and became the President of that brand in 1999. In this role, Jenny oversaw all aspects of Old Navy and grew the store base to over 950 in North America, the total revenue of 6.7 billion dollars and the company to 45,000 employees. She stepped down in 2006.
In recognition of her achievements, Jenny was included in Fortune magazine’s 2003 and 2004 list of 50 Most Powerful Women in American Business. She was also named as one Business Week magazine’s 1999 Top 25 Managers of the year. In 2006, Jenny received the Merage Foundation Award for Leadership in Business and Community Service. Most recently (2010), Jenny was selected as one of the San Francisco Business Times' Top Women in Business.
On September 2008, Jenny joined Advent International, a global private equity firm as an Operating Partner to focus on investment opportunities in the apparel retail sector globally. In partnership with Advent International, Jenny joined Charlotte Russe, Inc. as President and CEO, when Advent took the company private in October 2009. Charlotte Russe is a fashion retailer for young adult women with 500 stores and over $800M in sales. It has corporate offices in San Francisco and San Diego. She splits her time between the two offices.
Jenny serves as a board member for Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Health Plans, the Merage Foundation for the American Dream. She is a trustee for MOCA (Museum of Chinese in America), a national home for the precious narratives of diverse Chinese American communities, and a member of Committee of 100, a non-profit organization of accomplished Chinese Americans from business leaders to the arts. She also sits on the Cornell University College of Human Ecology Advisory Board. Jenny graduated from San Jose State University with a B.A. in clothing merchandising and a minor in marketing.