Jeff Mandell

Industry Advisor

Jeff Mandell is a proven market-led business leader with over 25 years experience establishing and growing successful businesses In Consumer Technology, Mobility/Wireless, Software & Services. eCommerce, and Consumer Goods. He has worked for a broad range of leading companies with sales of $5 million to $30 Billion, including large Global Corporations, Private Equity-backed growth companies, and Venture-backed Start-ups. Mr. Mandell is a change agent and world class expert in identifying, creating, and commercializing new businesses, and has a strong track-record of revitalizing mature and under-performing businesses. He has extensive international experience across North America, Latin America, China, India, Russia, Europe, Japan and Southeast Asia. His direct contributions have led to over 50 Awards for business leadership, marketing excellence and product innovation.

Most recently he served as Executive Vice President for Wacom, where he led a global transformation on the $500 million Branded Business and oversaw two BU with a staff of 250 professionals operating on 6 continents. Prior to this, he held dual roles at Softbank including President, Mobile Accessories and acting COO for an accessories venture between Softbank and Brightstar. Prior to this he was Vice President, Global New Business Development at Brightstar during a time the company grew from $3B to $8B.  Other assignments included President/GM at Arcsoft, where he established the Online Photo-sharing division, VP Marketing (Americas) for Ericsson Mobile Phones, and GM/Director of Image Capture and Projection Products at Epson. Earlier in his career, he was a CPG brand manager on Tampax Tampons® and Brut® Toiletries, and was a corporate strategy consultant in NYC serving Fortune 500 companies.

Jeff graduated from Babson College with a Bachelor of Science, and lives in Paradise Valley, Arizona.