Jodi is the President and Founder of Espoir Ventures, a media and lifestyle company behind First Date Stories and First Date Stories--The Podcast. Her platforms are designed to provide support, inspiration and camaraderie for middle-aged women as they navigate the ever-changing dating scene.
Jodi was inspired to create First Date Stories after her own experience dating in her late 30s & beyond as a successful businesswoman. Over the course of nearly 400 dates, Jodi identified many dating challenges and wished that she had a place to turn to for support. Jodi’s mission for First Date Stories is to help women be the best they can be by inspiring confidence and resilience as they maneuver through the dating scene.
Prior to her current venture, Jodi worked in marketing in Silicon Valley and went on to found Klein Consulting, a firm helping companies launch new products and attract new customers through marketing initiatives. Jodi has a B.A. in International Relations from UC Davis and an M.B.A. from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.