Finding your Perfect Doggie Companion, with co-founders of How I Met My Dog

Our Sponsor for this Episode is The NEAT Company.

Our Sponsor for this Episode is The NEAT Company.

How I Met My Dog, the first online service to custom match people (through a powerful algorithm) with their canine soulmates.

The three co-founders of How I Met My Dog,™ Maryann Zeman, Jodi Andersen and Sharon Mosse to join today on Savvy. The teamed up together to build a core team of experts in dog training, animal behavior, business, technology, and brand expertise—all the skills needed to develop How I Met My Dog,™ a website that custom matches the right people with the right dogs. Find your doggie soulmate today at: How I Met My Dog,™

Jodi Andersen

Jodi Andersen is a nationally recognized dog trainer who has devoted her career to strengthening the human/canine bond. She became a co-founder of How I Met My Dog™ to ensure that more people can find their canine soulmates.

In more than 25 years of working with clients, she has seen firsthand that people are much more likely to form deep, unbreakable bonds when they choose their dogs based on individual behavior and lifestyle criteria over breed and appearance.

Jodi is the author of THE LATCHKEY DOG (How The Way You Live Shapes The Behavior Of The Dog You Love). She has appeared on the Today Show, Good Morning America, and The Discovery Channel.

Jodi lives on the north shore of Long Island, NY with her husband, Alan (whom she met on a human matching website) and their rescue dog, Stella.

Sharon Mosse

Sharon has spent more than 25 years in senior marketing positions at major corporations and advertising agencies. She has served as Chief Marketing Officer for Barnes & Noble, Brooks Brothers, and Red Door Spa Holdings.

She began her career at Ogilvy & Mather and Ted Bates Advertising Worldwide, where she became an Executive Vice President, managing blue chip packaged goods and financial services clients.

Before co-founding How I Met My Dog, Sharon founded Strategic Marketing Group, which advises senior management on business strategy/turnaround, branding and positioning, partnerships, research and data analytics as well as creation of marketing plans for start-ups, professional services and large multi-national companies.

Sharon is a graduate of The Wharton School and Williams College. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Emmy award winning non-profit, All-Star Orchestra.

Mary Ann Zeman

Mary Ann began her career as a copywriter with New York advertising agencies Scali, McCabe, Sloves, and Lord, Geller, Federico, Einstein, working on Nikon, IBM, Fuji Film, and The Wall Street Journal.

She then moved to Ogilvy & Mather, where she became a Senior Partner, Executive Creative Director working on American Express, the I Love New York campaign, Fortune magazine, Maxwell House and many other accounts. 

Before joining forces with Sharon and Jodi to create How I Met My Dog, Mary Ann founded ClearAgenda, a branding firm that worked with education and non-profit clients, including Yale University, The Metropolitan Opera Guild, Mount Sinai Hospital, and the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies.

Mary Ann received her B.A. from Pitzer College, Claremont CA and her M.A. in English and American Literature from the University of Washington.