Nicholas Imparato is a professor of marketing and management at the University of San Francisco and, since 2011, chair of the Department of Marketing and Law. He is formerly a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University (1996 – 2012).
During a lengthy series of university special leaves of absence he served as a senior executive and board member of publicly listed and closely held firms here and abroad. He has been a speaker and advisor in over 30 countries with Visa, IBM and other organizations regarding innovation, public policy and leadership and has been interviewed by the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, MoneyWorks (Dubai) and Prevision (Japan), NPR Radio (National Public Radio), network television and other media.
Professor Imparato has been honored with awards for teaching, research, professional achievement and public service, including the University Distinguished Teacher Award and the Tops in Marketing Award, Sales and Marketing Executives International.