Dana Ostomel, Chief Gifting Officer
Dana Ostomel is a marketing and branding expert with nearly a decade of experience developing integrated marketing solutions for brands in a wide range of industries, from Snapple and CENTURY 21 to The Home Depot, DIRECTV and MasterCard.
Years before she got married, she wondered how anyone could store so many presents-and even if they could, how they had the time to accept, unwrap, return (often), track and use them all. It seemed like a second job. Her understanding of consumer behavior led her to believe she could simplify the registry process, and not just for weddings, but for any gifting or fundraising event. She set out to create a service that would allow people to get exactly what they wanted, when they wanted it -- a fresh, interactive way to say cash would be the perfect gift. And so Deposit a Gift, the next generation gift registry, was born.
Dana has a Bachelor's degree in communications from U.C.L.A. and has also studied in Israel and Spain. She is fluent in Spanish and loves to travel, exercise and cook. She lives in Manhattan with her husband, Mark, and is thrilled about the rave reviews that the site has received so far. It's really gratifying to help so many users fulfill their dreams.
Click here to see Dana's live interview in The Huffington Post about building Deposit a Gift from the ground up! And click here to listen to Dana's story on The Business Maker's radio show about taking risks and “putting yourself out there.”
News Flash! Dana had a baby. Looking for baby registry inspiration? Check out hers!