Leadership Team

Meredith Jacobson
Network Director

Meredith Jacobson is a Sr. Technical Recruiter at Johnson Service Group, Inc. an Award Winning Staffing Firm specializing in recruiting for the Technology and Engineering fields! Meredith has been involved professionally with sales and recruiting for the past 13 years. She has developed client relationships with businesses large and small, placing hundreds of employees and temporary personnel over the years.

Meredith has been passionate about WITI since her first meeting in 2004 and is very excited about working with the WITI LA Team. Additionally Meredith is actively involved in the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) and Temple Aliyah synagogue. She volunteers at the Jewish Federation on Super Sunday and at the Los Angeles Jewish Home Walk of Ages.

Yara Barkopoulos
Membership Chair

Yara Barkopoulos has over 25 years of experience in the technology industry in a variety of business and sales leadership roles. She led strategic initiatives, recruited some of the largest accounts in the IT channel and launched global initiatives to achieve top line revenue growth. She was most recently the Director of Global Programs at Arrow Electronics expanding new global business partnerships and overseeing a division in Latin America. Yara was recognized as a High Performance Leader in the 2011 Women of the Channel by the IT Channel Reseller News magazine.

A native of São Paulo, Brazil, Yara holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Fundação Alvarez Penteado in São Paulo, an MBA from the Pepperdine University in California and Black Belt Lean Sigma training.