Jodi Samuels

Company: 
CEO jmedia connections, Founder JICNY
Title: 
Founder and Volunteer Executive Director JICNY
Address: 
382 Central Park West #4a, New York, NY 10025
Cell: 
917-657-7482
Education: 
BA from University of South Africa, MBA from Bond University Australia
What can you offer: 
Jodi has over 20 years of business management and startup experience. She has worked in the not-for-profit, finance, fashion and beauty sectors and successfully started two non-profit Jewish organizations including the Jewish International Connection NY that currently boasts 10,000 members from 40 countries. Three years ago she launched jmedia connections and she has successfully built jdeal – a Jewish daily deal site , Buy Israel Week - an initiative to combat the BDS movement and jblasts – an email blast network with extensive reach into the US Jewish market. She is the co-founder of Metroimma, an online site for Jewish moms, with over 6000 active monthly members. Her latest initiative is jgives.com a destination site to give charity. Jodi started her first business at age 14. My expertise in strategic and relationship online marketing has given her the foundation to acquire and retain a strong membership base for my businesses. After having a child with special needs Jodi started a blog and became an activist and educator in the Jewish community with the rallying cry "let my people in". Jodi is known as a connector and networker in the Jewish community and has an impressive Rolodex of C-level contacts in the business and non-profit sectors.
Hidden Talents: 
I can make a 3 course Shabbat meal for 20 people in 1 hour. I have over 10,000 contacts on my outlook database
What are you most proud of: 
My family and how we manage to balance family, community and career with fun and travel