About Nestiny

The vision for Nestiny was born out of a passion for helping people buy and sell homes in an easier and more logical way. Our mission is to revolutionize the real estate industry by offering a new, modern way to guide a home buyer through the home buying journey from start to finish.

We are the buyer’s champion

Nestiny accomplishes this by providing a free and simple web-based experience to guide buyers through a personalized educational process to self-discover their readiness to buy a home. We help buyers choose a real estate agent to work with them to find their next home. Our Concierge services can also help them find other trusted professionals if needed to make their home buying journey remarkable.

Jody Clower Rotman

Jody Clower Rotman, Founder and CEO

Jody is Nestiny's founder and fearless leader. As a licensed Realtor on the real estate frontlines, she experienced firsthand all the frustrating inefficiencies of the home buying process for both buyers and agents. She witnessed her clients and peers struggling with the same unnecessary challenges every single day- wasting valuable time and money. After watching that turmoil and noticing that there was no one-stop destination online available to solve this mounting problem - she decided to build a company with a big heart driven to make home buying and selling more approachable, easy and fun for all.

She believes the key is online education at the buyer's pace and convenience. Her mission empowers consumers by sharing accurate expert advice and exclusive new tools so they can discover their personal readiness to buy a home. Nestiny helps a homebuyer avoid costly mistakes to save money and time and realize their dream of homeownership in a fun, hassle-free educational experience. Jody brings unwavering leadership, vision, and over 20 years of strong expertise in the tech and consumer industries, while providing the team with limitless passion for their mission and product strategy. In her free time, she likes to binge watch TV with her hubby and exercise her creativity by writing songs, making hand-stitched jewelry, trying new recipes and cuddling her cute puppies Nola and Evie.

Janos Erdelyi

Janos Erdelyi, CTO

Janos Erdelyi is a multi-disciplinary systems architect who simply loves solving problems. With over 15 years of experience in IT, Janos has engaged in every aspect of the stack from virtualization, resource allocation, storage networks, databases, service layers, front-end development, load balancing, high availability and more.

Janos believes that technology is a force-multiplier and loves getting product into the hands of users to help them do more with fewer mistakes. His goal is to turn Nestiny into a destination tool to help buyers and agents navigate the home buying process with ease, clarity and satisfaction.

When Janos is not getting a monitor tan, he enjoys gardening, construction, plumbing, electrical, drawing, and enjoying the days with his wife, three children and numerous cats.

Ellen Thornhill

Ellen Thornhill, Client Care Champion

Ellen joined Nestiny after a career in advertising, marketing, and communications in Richmond and Atlanta. Ellen loves to look at the big picture, but understands that attention to detail is what makes the picture a reality. Having been a home buyer and a seller many times, Nestiny’s mission speaks to Ellen every day. She believes it is the better way. For Ellen, it’s not a job, it’s a calling to help revolutionize the way buyers, sellers, and agents do business in a way that works better for everyone.

Ellen graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in Economics. She serves on the Board of non-profit Bridging RVA and also on the Ministry Leadership Team at her church. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and volunteering. Most of all, she loves spending time with her husband, four kids, two dogs, dad, and large extended family.

Jennifer Elliott

Jennifer Elliott, Success Coordinator

As a licensed Realtor herself, Jennifer knows the satisfaction of working for yourself, but also knows the struggles endured in trying to run your own business and put your heart into those you serve--home buyers and sellers alike. Jennifer holds a B.S. in Business Management from Liberty University where she obtained invaluable information to assist in all facets of the needs here at Nestiny for both members and agents. She also spent 11 years in the Army National Guard, where she learned many attributes that make it easy for her to assist you in harmonizing success into your daily routine.

If she can ever find free time, with 3 children (and two foster kids for a total of 5!!!), 2 sphynx cats, and a traveling military husband, she enjoys time at the beach, time with family, worship, the peace of self-reflection, making a difference, and planning for a long term goal of running a Bed and Breakfast business.


Kelly Kirkbride, Member Loyalty Maven

Since graduating from Vanderbilt University in 2008, Kelly has been making her way around the US and diversifying her skills. From Boston to Delaware to Richmond to Oakland, she has worked for numerous companies in different industries, while mostly focusing on marketing and graphic design. She enjoys creating streamlined processes and checking off to do lists, while also being creative and getting lost in Adobe Illustrator. No stranger to change, Kelly welcomes the opportunity to join Nestiny's mission of improving the home buying (and selling) experience for Members and Agents.

When Kelly steps away from her desk, she likes to send new routes on the climbing wall, spend time with her nieces and nephews, host blind wine tastings and challenge her culinary skills in the kitchen with her husband Jared.


Caitlin Munley, UX/UI Developer

Caitlin Munley is a Front End Developer with a love for making users happy. For over eight years her focus has been on creating web experiences that are effortlessly helpful. She has a broad range of experience, from web design and development to internet marketing. Caitlin is a strong believer in a streamlined web. She likes to imagine an internet where clients can load websites in seconds without jank (slow, stuttering interaction).

She joined Nestiny to further her mission in making the web a friendly, educational place for people of all abilities. She also enjoys gaming, music, reading, writing, and research.

Frank Rotman

Frank Rotman, Special Advisor/Angel Investor

Frank Rotman is a founding partner of QED Investors. His investments are focused on financial services and financial technology companies that are credit oriented or have data analytics foundations at their core. His portfolio of 20+ investments includes many of the emerging next-generation companies in the financial services eco-system such as Credit Karma, Prosper, Avant Credit, SoFi, GreenSky, LendUp and CAN Capital.

Frank was one of the earliest analysts hired into Capital One and spent almost 13 years there helping build many of the company’s business units and operational areas. With two decades in consumer & small business finance, Frank is widely known in the industry as a Credit Risk and Portfolio Management Expert. His responsibilities have included turning around underperforming business units, building new businesses from concept to market leadership positions, overseeing the credit performance of Capital One as a whole, and creating a Student Lending company after leaving Capital One in December 2005.

Frank graduated from the University of Virginia with degrees that included Applied Mathematics (B.S.) and Systems Engineering (M.S.).