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Public Companies, Private Equity-Backed and Start-ups

We bring broad consulting and operating experience from working with over 100 of the top market and technology-driven leaders across 20+ industries. This includes Computers, Consumer Electronics, Software and Services, Telecom, Media (Video), as well as consumer, healthcare, and industrial markets.

Company Experience



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Jeff Mandell

Managing Director and Founder

Jeff is a growth-driven leader with 25+ years experience building successful businesses in Technology, Media & Telecom.  He has held C-level roles at Fortune 500 companies, PE-backed growth companies, and venture-backed start-ups. He is known as a change agent and world class expert in identifying, creating and scaling emerging new businesses, and has a strong track-record revitalizing underperforming businesses. He brings extensive international experience across 6 continents and an expat living in China.  Before Adept, he held senior-level roles at Wacom, Softbank, Ericsson and Epson, and was a corporate strategy consultant and CPG brand manager earlier in his career.  He founded Adept to leverage this experience and help companies accelerate sales growth and profitability.


We partner with top industry subject matter experts (SME) on an “as needed” basis to cost-effectively leverage their expertise and add value to engagements. This includes Sales and Marketing Automation, eCommerce Optimization, Financial Restructuring, Digital Transformation, Operations, Market Research, and HR Administration.



Paul Berman

Senior Advisor

Paul brings over 35 years of experience as a financial professional in Investment Banking and Investment Management. He is highly skilled at identifying revenue, cost and operating synergies and optimizing profitability. In banking, he focused on M&A and Debt Restructuring assignments at Kidder Peabody and later at Bear Stearns across a range of transformational mergers in the middle market and large deals over $5 billion. Paul's investment management experience includes stints at Standard & Poor's, Nomura Asset Management, Horizon Asset Management and YHB Investment Advisors, where he has managed equity and credit portfolios in the hundreds of millions. He has a BS degree from Babson College and MBA from The Wharton School.


Hernan Vera

Senior Advisor

Hernan is Founder and Managing Director of Sales Outcomes, a leading  International Sales & Marketing Consultancy known for go-to-market execution. He is an expert in the implementation of sales automation tools, marketing and sales operations, sales performance management and sales compensation. Prior to this, he served as VP of Marketing and Sales Operations for Pitney Bowes. Before joining Pitney Bowes, he served as VP Business Development for Ryder Supply Chain Solutions, and started his career as a management consultant with Deloitte. He holds an MBA from Florida International University and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Florida, and lives in Coral Gables, Florida.   He speaks English and Spanish. 


Andreas Haase

Senior Advisor

Andreas is Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Raptor Creative, an award-winning new product design firm known for their innovative work. He brings over 25 years experience working with top global brands including AT&T, GE, Motorola, Dell/Alienware, Whirlpool, and Polaroid. Andreas incorporates super-human creative, illustrating and CAD skills to the product design process, and works with a wide range of materials and processes - leading to big ideas and innovation. His specialties include new product brainstorming, brand building, design language, product design and development, and working with manufacturing to commercialize products. He has won over 20 design awards including IDSA Design of the decade, and many CES innovation awards.

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