Branding, Business Models, Ecologically Sustainable Fashion

Rory Tahari

Founder and CEO of State of Mind Partners, Board Member, Keynote Speaker, and Former CEO of Elie Tahari

Rory Tarahi is an entrepreneur, branding and marketing executive, keynote speaker, and fashion industry alum with over twenty years of experience. She is the founder and CEO of State of Mind Partners, a strategic branding and investment firm that guides entrepreneurs and companies by strengthening their resilience in the current disruptive marketplace through brand innovation and strategy.

Rory currently serves on the Board of Directors of Steel Partners Holdings (NYSE:SPLP), is a member of YPO and the Women’s Forum of NY. Prior to founding State of Mind Partners, Rory was the CEO of Elie Tahari, a global apparel and retail company. During her tenure, she led the company during a time of hyper growth with sales increasing from $50MM to $500MM over a twelve-year period.

Rory is respected as a credible voice in the retail business, and the future of fashion and branding. Rory appears often in various media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal; The New York Times; WWD; Vogue; Vanity Fair; W Magazine CNN; and Good Morning America. Rory holds a BA in journalism from the College of Communication at Boston University. She is a native of Atlanta, GA

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