The WonderDads Airplane Hangar in Novato, California
WonderDads History & Story
Over the past fifteen years, our management team’s experience in founding two of the leading book publishing and executive search companies led to the understanding of a need for a business that helped Dads better balance work and family. Aspatore Books (acquired by Thomson Reuters) and ExecSense (acquired by the Financial Times) were pioneers in their respective industries and worked with thousands of busy professionals from Fortune 5000 companies. The CEO & Founder of both companies, Jonathan Aspatore, went on to found WonderDads as a membership-based association that provides ideas and inspiration to help Dads be heroes. While serving as Founder & Chairman of WonderDads, Jonathan also owns numerous other companies that are a part of Verb Ventures. WonderDads is a privately owned company headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area.
A Letter From Our Founder
Like so many other Dads, I love being with my kids, but struggle to find the right work/home balance. We are a part of a generation where Dads play much more of an active role with their kids, yet the professional and financial strains are greater than ever. We hope that WonderDads can make it a little easier to be inspired to do something that makes you a hero in the eyes of your children.
This part of our children’s lives goes by too fast, but the memories from a WonderDads inspired Dad-Child experience, gift, solution, or activity last a long time (and will probably be laughed about when they grow up). So plan a Daddy day once a week, make breakfast together every Saturday morning, watch your football team every Sunday, or whatever works for you, and be amazed how long they will remember the memories and how good you will feel about yourself in the process.
Our warmest welcome to WonderDads.
Jonathan Aspatore, Founder & Dad to Charlie (11) and Luca (9)
At WonderDads, our entire mission is to help Dads be even better Dads. To this end, we have a one-for-one initiative, that we are already seeing make a big difference. For every person that pays for a new WonderDads membership, WonderDads donates a free membership to a low-income Dad. We provide these free memberships all across the country, working with family support groups and schools in low income areas. The feedback we get on the impact of WonderDads inspired Dad-Child experiences, solutions to Dad challenges, and discounts from these Dads truly inspires us and shows the impact WonderDads can have for all Dads. We also donate complimentary memberships to hundreds of fundraisers every year to help give back to local groups and other charitable organizations nationwide. We feel incredibly grateful to have such wonderful members that empower us to do such things and give back in as many ways possible to all Dads.
Hangar 6 Hamilton Landing, Suite 200
Novato, CA 94949