Mario is the co-creator of the popular Wharton Strategic Persuasion Workshop, and has delivered workshops on leadership, strategic persuasion, negotiation, collaboration, and culture to thousands of executives around the world. By connecting the classroom and the boardroom, he closes the gap between cutting-edge research and business experience. His work is based on simple, repeatable techniques that deliver results in today’s turbulent economic climate.
For over ten years, Mario was a Principal at CFAR, a management-consulting firm that started as a research center at the Wharton School and spun off to become independent. He was co-leader of CFAR’s practice in Collaboration and Negotiation. His consulting clients have included such prominent organizations as State Farm, PNC Bank, GlaxoSmithKline, McKinsey and Company, Nielsen, UnitedHealth Group, Russell Investments, KieranTimberlake Architects, and MasterCard.
Mario holds a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He lives in Center City, Philadelphia with his wife, where they raised their three children.