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, 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, 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, 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.
Kelsi, Success Coordinator
With an educational background in Organizational Communication and Marketing, she has experience working in the real estate world along with design/printing agencies. She implements this experience through Agent fulfillment, training and marketing but can often be found rolling up her sleeves and jumping in wherever needed. Kelsi brings an incredible work ethic and ‘get it done’ attitude while keeping the team on their toes with her fun-loving humor. She is enthusiastic to spread the word about Nestiny while helping Agents and users along the journey.
In her free time, you can find Kelsi either outdoors trail riding, fishing and exploring or in the kitchen honing her culinary skills.
Kenna, Success Coordinator Jr.
Our newest team member arrived April 2016.
Ruthie, Artist and Animator
Ruthie brings a smorgasbord of visual art skills to the Nestiny team: from graphic design to animation and illustration, she keeps things looking colorful and sharp.
Originally from Tennessee, Ruthie graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a B.F.A. in Kinetic Imaging.
In her free time, she enjoys playing and creating video games, comics, and anything with creative flair.
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 less than four 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, writing, and researching random topics.
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.).