Vantage Partners Named Exclusive License Partner of Mandel Communications

“We couldn’t be more excited to have teamed with Vantage to ensure that Mandel training offerings will continue to be delivered to leading organizations globally,” said Ed Musselwhite, Mandel Communications Chief Executive Officer. “Vantage’s commitment to excellence and their broad range of training offerings make them the ideal home to carry on our legacy.”

Jonathan Hughes, Partner at Vantage added “The agreement between Mandel and Vantage rests on our shared values of putting clients first, and delivering training and consulting solutions that help individuals and organizations realize their full potential. This partnership is an essential component of our ongoing growth strategy, enabling us to provide more comprehensive solutions to clients around the world.

“We look forward to incorporating Mandel’s offerings into our robust solution set,” said Liz Rayer, Partner at Vantage. “Their offerings are highly complementary to the learning solutions we’ve been providing for twenty-five years.”

Vantage trainers and consultants are located around the globe and deliver training annually to more than 19,000 individuals in over 40 countries. Vantage provides a comprehensive array of training offerings in Leadership, Influence, Strategic Thinking Negotiation, Collaboration, and Navigating Leading Change. Vantage also provides function-specific training through its Supply Management Academy and Sales and Account Management Academy.

Dan Luotto and Naomi Price, both formerly at Mandel, will join Vantage Partners as Senior Vice Presidents of Global Accounts. They will continue to serve legacy Mandel clients and support expansion of Mandel training offerings across Vantage clients. The majority of Mandel trainers will also be integrated into the global Vantage training delivery team. Steve Mandel, Mandel Communications Founder, remains committed to working with his executive coaching clients.

“We are delighted with the amazing results we have produced in revolutionizing how individuals and teams communicate effectively to others within and outside of their corporate workplaces,” said Mandel. “I’m confident Vantage will carry on this work with the excellence they’re known for.”

Beginning immediately, any inquiries about Mandel’s training and learning solutions should be directed to Dan Luotto or Naomi Price at Vantage Partners.


About Vantage

Vantage provides consulting services and learning solutions to organizations around the world, helping them to accelerate innovation, improve execution, and enable their people to perform to their full potential. We provide training on a wide range of critical competencies including leadership, strategic thinking, negotiation, influence, and change management. Our learning solutions are grounded in the latest research on adult learning, and comprise in-person classroom training, virtual classroom training, customized simulations, on-demand digital learning, and action learning programs.

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Heather Muir

Heather Muir

As Vice President of Marketing, Heather directs Mandel’s marketing, branding, and communications strategies in collaboration with the Executive Team. In addition, Heather leads Mandel’s public- and industry-relations activities. Prior to joining Mandel in 2010, Heather held several marketing and communications roles within the learning and training industry. She is also an active member of the Association for Talent Development (ATD), Training Industry, Inc.; eLearningGuild; and the Association of Briefing Program Managers (ABPM). Heather holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Davis, and has completed graduate courses in business and entrepreneurship at the University of Washington.
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