A photo of Paul Jenny.

Paul Jenny

  • Senior Vice President, Finance
  • Chief Financial Officer



Paul Jenny is senior vice president and chief financial officer at Cincinnati Children’s, a nonprofit, comprehensive pediatric health system. As a leader in research, education, patient care, advocacy and innovation, Cincinnati Children’s is ranked #1 in U.S. News & World Report’s 2023-2024 list of best children’s hospitals in the nation and is the #2 recipient of pediatric research grants from the National Institutes of Health.

As CFO, Jenny has responsibility for the overall financial operating plan with $3 billion in current annual revenues and the $1.1 billion five-year capital plan. He also serves as the treasurer of the organization with over $6 billion in invested funds and a total balance sheet of $9 billion.

Prior to joining Cincinnati Children’s, Jenny was the senior vice chancellor for finance and administration at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), with annual revenues of $8 billion. At UCSF, Jenny managed a wide-ranging portfolio of departments such as Audit and Advisory Services, Finance, Campus Life Services, Real Estate, Human Resources, Information Technology, Police Services, the Program Management Office and the Anchor Institute. In addition, Jenny was interim CFO and executive vice president of the University of California (UC) system for fiscal year 2020. In that role, he provided oversight for financial and capital management for the 10 UC campuses, five medical centers and the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab.

Before joining UCSF, Jenny served as the senior vice president of planning and management at the University of Washington, and as associate vice chancellor of budget and resource planning at UC Berkeley. He has also held leadership positions at the University of Alaska and the Brookings Institution.

Jenny received a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Washington and received a master’s degree in business administration from Loyola University New Orleans.