Jason Mandell, Partner and Co-Founder
Jason loves a good story. Ever since entering the world of tech PR 15+ years ago, he’s been fascinated by the constant wheels of innovation that push us all to think with wonder and excitement about what lies ahead. That curiosity led to his co-founding LaunchSquad in 1999 with a mission of helping new and fast-growing companies share their stories with—and change—the world. Over the years, Jason has worked with a countless number of breakthrough companies and technologies, from software and gaming to mobile and clean tech. He’s not partial; if it’s fresh, innovative and disruptive, he’s game.
Jason is relentless about working with his teams to do whatever it takes to take a company from unknown to market leader as quickly as possible. He’s played a key role in helping LaunchSquad grow to 100+ people, and has run the financial operations of the firm since the beginning. He’s known to use sports analogies (especially hockey) to espouse the merits of team-based thinking and a collaborative, we’re-in-it-together philosophy.
Prior to LaunchSquad, Jason spent five years at Schwartz Communications, where he worked with some of the hottest early web companies, including eBay, Lycos and Flycast. In his pre-PR days, Jason interned for Senator Joseph Lieberman of Connecticut, delivered pizzas and even sold vacuum cleaners. He has a B.A. in Communications from Boston College.