Paul Mandabach has received national recognition for his unparalleled winning record in the ballot measure field, having consulted on over 200 campaigns in 31 states and overseas.
Paul’s campaign methodology has served as the sole model for a Harvard Business School case study on effective political campaign management and has been used in universities across the country.
In addition to directing ballot measure campaigns, Paul consults for various organizations and businesses on communications related to public policy issues.
Paul began his career as a political and research analyst for Opinion Research of California and worked freelance on more than 20 candidate election campaigns. A graduate of Colgate University, he also holds a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from Occidental College and is a graduate of the Coro Foundation Public Affairs fellowship program in Los Angeles.
A native of Barrington, Illinois, Paul’s interests include literature, collecting rare first-edition books, photography, travel and ice hockey. He lives in the Pacific Palisades with his wife and has two grown children.
Adam Stoll brings his unique blend of experience as a manager of political campaigns, public finance investment banker, and traditional/digital advertising expert to all Winner & Mandabach Campaigns. In addition to his role as a Partner in Winner & Mandabach Campaigns, Adam runs two affiliated businesses, Target Enterprises and Bask Digital Media.
Since 2009 when Adam joined Target Enterprises and began his work with W&M, he has worked on over 30 ballot measure campaigns. Adam previously spent five years at Goldman Sachs & Company as a Vice-President in the Public Sector and Infrastructure Banking group. He served as the Head of Pension Liability and OPEB Financing for his group as well as playing a leading role in the development of Public-Private Partnership models for infrastructure financing.
Prior to joining Goldman, Adam served as campaign manager for New York Governor George Pataki’s successful re-election effort in 2002. He spent 10 years as one of the top political advisors to Pataki.
Adam’s experience also includes advising Fortune 500 companies on politics and policy, as well as working on a number of local, statewide, and national campaigns. In 1996, he served as the Advertising Director for the Dole/Kemp presidential campaign, overseeing the entire national advertising program.
Brett Noble is a senior vice president with Winner & Mandabach Campaigns. He has led winning ballot measure campaigns for the firm in California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington state, and Rhode Island on subjects such as energy, education, gaming, food and beverages, and stem cell research.
Prior to joining the firm in 2010, Brett was a research associate for Lord Philip Gould, chief pollster and political strategist for Tony Blair and the UK Labour Party. Brett received his Master’s Degree in Politics & Communication from the London School of Economics, where his dissertation examined ballot measure campaign strategies. Brett graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in Political Science & Communication Studies, magna cum laude.
Annamarie Thelin is a senior vice president at Winner & Mandabach Campaigns. She joined the firm during the 2016 election cycle as a coordinator for NO on Proposition 61, a challenging and nationally watched campaign related to prescription drug pricing. Since then, Annamarie has successfully managed 8 major winning campaigns in fields including energy, transportation, healthcare, and taxation.
Prior to joining W&M, Annamarie was the chief of staff for the lieutenant governor of Arkansas and the executive director of a federal Super PAC. She has managed senatorial, congressional and executive statewide candidate campaigns and worked for the U.S. House of Representatives during the 112th and 113th Congress.
Annamarie is a cum laude graduate of The King’s College in New York, NY, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Politics, Philosophy and Economics.
Arielle Yuspeh is a senior vice president with Winner & Mandabach Campaigns. She has overseen successful public affairs and ballot measure campaigns locally and statewide in California and Nevada, including leading the ad creation for two of the nation's largest initiative campaigns.
Prior to joining W&M in 2018, Arielle led strategic messaging and field operations for federal candidate campaigns and PACs before transitioning to guide organizational and issue strategy for one of the country's largest charter school networks.
Arielle has served on the committees of LA’s UNICEF NextGen, the West Hollywood Next Generation Working Committee, and was a finalist in the Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas for her “Gerrymander Jewelry.”