Mori Taheripour is a faculty member in the Legal Studies and Business Ethics Department at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She teaches Negotiations and Dispute Resolution in the Undergraduate and Executive Education programs and in 2007, was a recipient of the William G. Whitney Award for excellence in undergraduate teaching.
Ms. Taheripour helped launch, and now serves as the Faculy Advisor of the Wharton Sports Business Initiative, a partnership among top level business leaders, faculty and students that generates and disseminates knowledge about the sports industry through educational programs, strategic corporate partnerships, high-level student consulting assignments, global forums, and research associated with the professional sports industry. Areas of focus include advancing sports philanthropy, new media opportunities, building profitable sports organizations and inclusion in the business of sports. She is a faculty member and mentor for the NFL/NFL Players Association Business Management and Entrepreneurship Program, an annual business education program for NFL athletes.
Since 1997, Ms. Taheripour has served as the Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Innovative Health Solutions, Inc. (I.H.S.), a health care consulting firm dedicated to developing awareness, prevention and cause marketing campaigns targeting diverse and underserved communities. Ms. Taheripour also serves as a consultant for a variety of businesses including corporate clients, non-for-profits, government organizations, academic institutions, and sports business organizations. She consults in the areas of negotiations, business development, multi-cultural marketing, branding, organizational development, change management and diversity/ inclusion. She also serves as a Senior Alliance Advisor for the US Agency for International Development (USAID), providing thought leadership and expertise in the areas of sports, youth, women’s entrepreneurship/economic development and private sector alliances.
Ms. Taheripour earned her MBA (with Honors) from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and received her BA in psychology and premedical studies from Barnard College/Columbia University.
- The Timberland Company – Urban Marketing Research and Strategy Development
- Temple Rock Productions – Business Development; Business and Marketing Strategy; Branding
- Wharton | San Francisco – Diversity, Marketing/PR and Admission’s
- US Agency for International Development, Sports and Development - Youth Policy and Programs, Women’s Entrepreneurship & Economic Development and private sector alliances