Our People

Jill Pappenheimer brings 30 years of experience supporting the people function for organizations ranging from large financial institutions to small entrepreneurial teams. In 2006, she began consulting with companies, and in 2012 she co-founded Options4Growth, a boutique-consulting firm bringing both outsourced Human Resources and Strategy Advising, combined with cloud based technology, to a broad range of clientele.

She has an extensive business management background giving her a unique perspective to traditional HR practices. Jill believes that you need to link people, with technology, and organizational goals and objectives in order to grow and thrive.

Jill has a passion for people and firmly believes that organizations of all sizes and types are successful when employees share in the creation of their roles and responsibilities and can see the link to the company initiatives, change happens, accountability and engagement occurs. In her experience working with some of the valleys top technology companies she truly believes that technology creates efficiency and must be part of any solution to achieve growth. But it’s people that feed corporate growth.

Interesting Tidbit

An accomplished sailor, Jill occasionally races with the San Francisco’s South Beach Yacht Club. She started her sailing career by catching rides on sailboats going out for Friday night beer can races—joining the crews as “rail meat” (a.k.a. hanging off the rail to counterbalance against the wind).

Quick Facts

  • Member – Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM)
  • Member – Northern California Human Resources Association (NCHRA)
  • Member – East Bay Council of Business Advisers
  • Member – ProVisors

Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR)


MBA/Human Resources – University of Denver