Mandell Smith

Field Director / Financial Advisor
Northwestern Mutual
Inaugural 1804 List Event Chair and Sponsor 2012

Mandell is an entrepreneur with more than 10 years experience in developing, leading and managing small business ventures. Most recently, he was recruited by Northwestern Mutual where he will join Managing Partner, Steven Abbass as a member of his senior leadership team. Mandell will be responsible for the strategic growth and development of the organization’s financial advisory and representative teams. In addition to his role in management, he will provide comprehensive financial planning services to his clients and associates throughout New York and the metropolitan area.

Prior to joining Northwestern Mutual, Mandell owned and operated a State Farm Insurance Agency on Long Island. With a systematic approach to client development and focus on relationship building, Mandell successfully grew his retail insurance and financial services agency every year since opening the business in 2008.

Recognizing the importance of good role models in his own life, Mandell proudly shares his experience as a young entrepreneur with both high school and college students. He is a passionate mentor who brings a disciplined approach to people development. By zeroing in on what is important to the individual and providing an office culture that incorporates motivation, movement and mentorship, he empowers people to become high functioning and motivated professionals set on a path for career success.

Passionate about making an impact on communities, Mandell was honored in 2015 by Hofstra University’s Center of Suburban Diversity and was recently selected as an Honorary Co-Chair of The Haitian Roundtable in New York City. He has worked closely with HRT over the last several years to heighten awareness both in Haiti and among Haitian organizations and causes locally. In addition, he continues his volunteer work with One Hundred Black Men where he has facilitated financial literacy programs for young minority men and women.

Mandell earned his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Miami and his M.B.A., with a concentration in General Management and Entrepreneurship from Dowling College. He regularly attends continuing education classes and industry seminars to stay abreast of the latest insurance and business trends.

Mandell is a fitness advocate and believes that health and wellness are an essential part of fueling motivation, balance and happiness. His hobbies include music, fashion, photography and spending free time with his young family. He resides in Dix Hills, New York with his wife Dina and two sons.