Jacob D’Aniello is a true entrepreneur and the co-founder of DoodyCalls, a national pet waste management company. Jacob and his wife Susan launched DoodyCalls in 2000 right after graduating from UVA. Having very little start-up capital, but a lot of work ethic, Jacob and Susan wore every hat in the business, even cleaning yards on the weekends. Four years later, they franchised DoodyCalls to bring the opportunity for business ownership and a clean yard to people across the country. Jacob and his team built systems in technology, marketing, sales, financial management, customer service and business coaching to help DoodyCalls franchise owners achieve their goals through entrepreneurship.
In 2021, after having grown DoodyCalls to the largest pet waste management company in the world, Jacob and Susan sold DoodyCalls to Authority Brands, a multi-brand home services franchisor.
Jacob has two children and lives in Crozet, VA.