Who is MORI

MORI has been at the forefront of science, technology, and engineering solutions for over 20 years. MORI partners with public and private sector clients throughout the United States to solve their most difficult challenges in IT services and engineering. Driven by a culture of innovation and the pursuit for excellence we have been a part of scientific and technological breakthroughs for over two decades.


To utilize our human capital to progress science and technology for the benefit of all life on earth.


Promote an agile culture while scaling to be a leading systems integrator in the Federal Aerospace and Health markets by enabling a team of diverse and passionate employees to reach their limitless potential.


· Do meaningful work and have meaningful relationships
· Obsess over your customers
· Be truthful and transparent
· Be grateful and foster corporate community
· Think and act like an owner
· Always help one another
· Take calculated risks


MORI's committment to progressing science and technology to benefit all life on earth starts at the top. Our Executive Leadership Team believes that diverse agile teams of passionate employees can change the world and unleash limitless potential. The Executive Leadership Team is responsible for driving our Mission, Vision, Values and Culture to accomplish tangible results. Please meet our executives.

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Shanaz Amirjafari

President & CEO

Shanaz Amirjafari President and CEO founded MORI Associates in 1997. She now leads both divisions of the company, divided into MORI Aerospace and MORI Health, comprised of over 350 high-end professionals. With over 20 years of executive leadership experience, Shanaz has been at the helm of MORI’s game changing technologies and solutions.

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Rick Nygren

VP, Program Operations

Richard (Rick) Nygren utilizes his 35 years of NASA federal service and 15 years of international and corporate experience in ensuring operational excellence for all major programs. Applying his many years of operational and program leadership experience Rick works with MORI’s management team to provide our customers with the highest quality products and service using the latest program methodologies, processes and tools.

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Michelle Deldjoubar

Corporate VP

Drawing upon years of experience in the federal hi-tech services market and a Juris Doctorate from Boston University, Michelle is responsible for corporate-wide Finance, Accounting, Human Capital, Recruiting, Quality, Contracts and Legal matters.

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Blake Hershey

Chief Innovation Officer

Blake Hershey leads MORI's technology offerings and corporate wide growth strategy. Leveraging a background in commercial consulting and federal sector business development Blake brings thought leadership to tailor solutions for our clients which ensure high-quality, mission-focused, cutting edge results. Over the past 4 years, under Blake's growth leadership, the company has experienced significant revenue growth.


MORI Aerospace

MORI Aerospace provides a suite of complex solutions for both Federal and Commercial Aerospace clients in order to accomplish mission success.

MORI Health

MORI Health focuses on integrating science and technology to support R&D and treatment within the Federal and Commercial Healthcare fields.


MORI's corporate headquarters is located in Rockville, MD with regional operations offices in Houston, TX and Pasadena, CA.

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  • NASA Head Quarters Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year Award

  • NASA Ames Mentor-Protege of the Year Award 2 years in a row

  • SB Commerce Association, Best of Business Award, Computers-System Designers & Consultants

  • Shana Deldjoubar, President/CEO recognized as one of the 25 Powerful Minority Women in Business

  • Maryland’s Top 100 Minority Business Enterprise

  • Washington Technology 50 Fastest Growing Companies 2 years in a row

  • Jet Propulsion Laboratories Thomas H. May Legacy of Excellence Award

  • Recognized (Shana Deldjoubar, President/CEO) as one of the Fifty Most Influential Minorities in Business by Minority Enterprise Advocate Magazine (MEA)

  • Top 100 Maryland Owned Businesses

  • Diversity Business.com top 500 Women Owned Business in USA

  • SBA Women in Business Advocate of the Year

Social Responsibility

At MORI Associates social responsibility is fundamental to how we do business. Whether it is donating time, talent, or resources, MORI Associates recognizes the importance of giving back to the community. One of our primary social initiatives is ensuring children are receiving the educational funding and resources they need to succeed. MORI Associates is committed to this initiative through donating to schools across the country. This includes contributing supplies and scheduling employee visits to the Montgomery Primary Achievement Center (MPAC) as well as assisting in establishing a scholarship for the John Muir High School for Engineering and Environmental Science in Pasadena, California. With our company’s national presence, we take every step to support schools in the local communities we serve to ensure the education of the future engineering, science, and information technology leaders. In addition, MORI Associates supports many other social initiatives that are listed below:

  • American Cancer Society

  • The Children’s Inn at National Institute of Health (NIH)

  • Make a Wish Foundation of the Mid-Atlantic

  • Montgomery County, Maryland Hospice

  • American Red Cross

  • David Sheldrick Wildlife Foundation