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Edward Mandla joins the Startmesh team as a Sydney Based Partner

A warm welcome to Edward Mandla who joins the Startmesh partner division.  With a career spanning three decades in business intertwined with making voluntary contributions to the broader community, Edward has held leadership roles in Australian and multinational organisations culminating in holding a variety of Board positions, mainly in high growth companies. His industry knowledge remains sharp from continuing in Mandlason Search, leading with research and headhunting techniques to help organisations secure the most talented people within their markets.

Edward has sat on a number of federal government ministerial task forces, mentored young entrepreneurs under the Step Up Program and served as a City of Sydney Councillor for four years.  He has advised on technology policy and is a former President of the Australian Computer Society where he was made an Honorary Life Member. Edward is also a judge at the annual Consensus Software Awards.

With well-developed media skills, Edward has written columns for “The Australian”, “The Sydney Morning Herald”, “The Age”, “The Daily Telegraph” and a number of magazines. He has also made numerous radio and television appearances.

Academically, Edward has a distinguished record. He received a First Class Honours Degree in Commerce from the University of New South Wales majoring in Information Systems. He won the ‘Datec Prize’ for best honours thesis about Information Systems Techniques used for Commercial Applications. He was also awarded the first University Medal for Outstanding Academic Achievement in Information Systems.

Q&A with Edward…

What gets you up in the morning?
I always view my alarm clock as an opportunity clock. I’m lucky that there is always so much to look forward to.

What was your motivation behind joining the Startmesh Team?
I love Richard’s and Startmesh’s Vision. Lots of Australian tech companies re-live the same year over and over. They need help. They often need to go global. They need Startmesh.

If you could have dinner with any one person, living or dead, who would that be and why?
I have an autographed copy of “Art of the Deal” on my desk. Let’s say I’d love to talk it over with the author!

What is one of your “can’t live without” systems/tech platforms you rely on on a daily basis?

What is one thing that we wouldn’t know about Edward Mandla…from her LinkedIn profile?
I have seven children!


For more information please contact:

Sarah McLachlan
M: +61 (0) 450 057 139

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