David Mandell is the President & CEO of The Private Gym, the first FDA-registered pelvic muscle exercise program that strengthens the male pelvic muscles for better sexual, urinary, and prostate health. David’s personal passion and mission of company is to get men more connected to their sexual and prostate health through exercise and to provide all natural solutions to many of the problems that affect men as they age.
David is also the President & CEO of The Bardstown Bourbon Company, where is is responsible for creating and managing the development of the company’s $25 million Napa-valley bourbon distillery destination experience in Bardstown, Kentucky. Prior to founding and leading The Bardstown Bourbon Company, David was in both the beverage alcohol and the aerospace and defense industries. Most recently, he was the Vice President, Membership and Business Development, for the Aerospace Industries Association (“AIA”), the oldest and most prestigious association representing the aerospace and defense manufacturers. David was responsible for leading the largest growth in the Association’s nearly 100 year history between 2009 and 2014.
Prior to joining AIA, David was the President & CEO of The p.i.n.k. Spirits Company, where he was responsible for developing, creating, and launching the first line of ultra-premium spirits infused with caffeine and guarana. David and his team built an organization of 27 full-time employees, achieved distribution in 44 states and five international markets, sold over 75,000 4.5 L cases of p.i.n.k. vodka in 3 years. The Company was awarded the prestigious “Rising Star Growth Brand” Award from the Beverage Information Group in 2008 and 2009 and was named “Top 50 Spirits” and one of the “12 Most Fascinating Vodkas” by Wine Enthusiast Magazine . The p.i.n.k. Spirits Company was successfully sold in May 2009.
Prior to founding p.i.n.k., David was the Chief of Staff to Administrator, Marion C. Blakey, of the Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) in Washington, DC. In this role, David was responsible for assisting the Administrator in the day-to-day management of the Federal Aviation Administration – – a 50,000 person organization, with a 14 billion dollar budget. He was a key advisor to the Administrator on all policy, press, legal, and management issues and helped lead the development and execution of the first five-year strategic business plan for the agency that tied organizational goals to employees’ pay. Before joining the FAA, David was Counsel to the Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board and a corporate litigator at the law firm of Blank Rome in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.