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 or seller through their real estate journey from start to finish.

We are the consumer'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 or sell a home. We help buyers and sellers 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.

Nestiny is a company of original thinkers, tech innovators, real estate experts, visual artists, social media mavens and marketing gurus with big hearts and a love for all things home. We create groundbreaking tools to empower consumers and the real estate industry with the right education and innovation. Think you're one of us? Send us a note here to let us know why: Join our tribe!

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 beginning in the Great Recession, 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 providing online education to consumers at their pace and convenience. Her mission empowers consumers by sharing accurate expert advice and exclusive new tools to simplify the process so they can easily discover their personal readiness to buy or sell a home. Nestiny helps a homebuyer or seller 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, clever vision and over 20 years of strong expertise in the tech and consumer industries, while providing her team with limitless passion for their mission and product strategy and direction.

In her rare 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 unwind by researching her ancestry and by 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. We are all going to his house in case of zombie apocalypse!


Kelly Kirkbride, Member Experience Designer

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 daughter, host blind wine tastings, tackle home projects, and challenge her culinary skills in the kitchen with her husband Jared.


Jen Nutter, Success Coordinator

As an all-things-real-estate junkie since childhood, Jen is fascinated with the real-estate industry overall but is especially interested in the complex role of the agent. She understands the demands and challenges agents face when cultivating leads, marketing properties, and advocating for clients. Jen seeks to help agents simplify and streamline their workflow by using Nestiny to thrive.

After earning a Master of Fine Arts degree, Jen worked as a Media Specialist and Consultant for 15 years enjoying a diverse career full of interesting creative and technical facets. For a given project, Jen works to harness optimal digital techniques and tools by researching, analyzing, and testing what will work best. Part digital designer and part detective with an eye on developing effective practices at all times, Jen will strive to guide Nestiny clients to succeed on their respective paths to success.

When she is not at Nestiny, you will find Jen with her beloved family and big, lumbering labradors at home or camping. If she can claim the quiet time, you will find her in the studio painting watercolor cards and characters for kids.


Katie Painter, Success Coach

Katie joined the Nestiny team to bring her marketing and consulting experience to the Nestiny Realty Agents. With a Master's in Education, Katie spent five years in the classroom before she became an entrepreneur- running two small businesses in Virginia. Katie previously owned and operated Wine & Design Charlottesville, a paint and sip studio for 8 years. She also currently owns The Bitty Bar, an event rental company serving Northern and Central Virginia and helping its customers celebrate life’s events and milestones. Katie is well-versed in what it takes to leverage yourself and be the driving force behind a business. She stands ready to support our Agents to meet the demands and challenges they face in this busy industry. Although she spent the last few years living the island life in Key West, Florida - Katie, a native Virginian, enjoys helping others find a deep love for the beauty of Virginia and making it a place to call home.

Katie finds her time outside of work filled with the outdoors either on the water or in the mountains. She enjoys time spent on her family's farm in the Shenandoah Valley deep in a project and supporting small businesses to keep her love for all things local alive!


Clay Carlson, Growth Strategist

Clay brings a variety of marketing strategy experiences to the Nestiny team. With a passion for helping companies grow, Clay has worked with consumer products companies and the food and beverage industry to write business plans, manage their communications and increase their bottom lines. Previously the Director for Brand Strategy for Väsen Brewing Company and Director of Operations for Chillbo, he’s experienced with working in digital environments and nuanced industries.

When he’s not in front of his computer, Clay is out hiking with his dog and fiancé and snapping photos of Virginia’s pristine natural environment. He received his MBA in Sustainable Management from the Presidio Graduate School in San Francisco, CA.


Kelsi Towler, Communications Coordinator

Kelsi has always loved the world of real estate and has found herself incorporating a degree in Organizational Communications and Public Relations into the field. She is so excited to spread the word about Nestiny and can be found rolling up her sleeves and jumping in wherever the team needs her. Kelsi operates with a ‘get it done’ attitude and loves to keep the team on their toes with her fun-loving humor.

In her free time, you can find Kelsi outdoors either on the water or trail riding. She also loves finding clever ways to make food both yummy and healthy and tests out her creations on her husband and 3 year old daughter.

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.).