About Mandel Management Solutions
Originally conceived as m2powered communications solutions in 2005, Mandel Management Solutions is the organizational consulting practice of Tucson resident (but New Jersey native) Michael Mandel. The mission of Mandel Management Solutions is to empower organizations across sectors to create powerful solutions to their most urgent management problems.
The original name of the consulting firm and this website, m2powered, was a perhaps poorly-conceived play on words, alluding to both Michael's dual-M initials (the m2 part of the title) and the strong empowerment background in which he honed his advocacy skills. Michael also notes that the town in which he grew up is home to M&M Mars, purveyors of the popular chocolate confections. Much like those candies, the titular puns were just too irresistable to pass up and the name has stuck. Now as he moves into a new era, the double M's take on a new meaning as Michael reboots his brand as Mandel Management Solutions.
Michael received his Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, from Ithaca College in Ithaca NY and his Master of Business Administration degree, with a 4.0 grade point average, from the University of Arizona in Tucson. He has held senior management positions in several area non-profit organizations and has been recognized for his leadership and advocacy.
A Tucson resident since 2002, Michael grew up in a rural/suburban area in New Jersey and lived for a time in Ithaca, NY after receiving his degree there. An east-coaster at heart, Michael enjoys colder weather but is staying in Tucson for the time being. He was an avid yoga practitioner at one point, and hopes to get back into a regular practice now that he has completed grad school. Michael also enjoys spending time with his boyfriend and his two dogs.