Describing 2014 as an 'outstanding year' for Hootsuite in Asia-Pacific, Mandel told Campaign Asia-Pacific that the company was restructuring its global leadership around key product verticals. "With those teams reporting in accordingly, holistic management becomes a lot less necessary," he said. "Hootsuite has a very bright future and I will be hooting for them."
Mandel later added that although he is involved in "several interesting discussions" he isn't in a hurry to start a new job. Instead, he plans to take time out for family and his startup accellerator, Jam Ventures.
Mandel joined Salesforce in September 2012 when the company acquired Buddy Media, which he had been helming in Asia-Pacific, and merged it with Radian6 to form an end-to-end business solution.
Prior to Salesforce, Mandel was Yahoo's regional vice-president for Asia-Pacific, during which time he launched the platform in four new markets and monetised its product line. His previous experiences, which span more than two decades in the industry, also includes building up Neo@Ogilvy as well as JWT XM as Asia-Pacific CEO.
Updated to include Mandel's comments on life after Hootsuite.