Early Life and Education
Taffet attended Rutgers University where he earned a Bachelor's degree in Economics in 1979.  He would attain his MBA in Finance and Marketing at The Wharton School in Finance and Marketing in 1981. 
Taffet joined HBO in 1991 as a Sr VP of Sports Operations and PPV.  He revolutionized boxing with the pay-per-view model and oversaw over 200 events for HBO.  He left at the end of 2015 and would later launch Mark Taffet Media. In 2018 he became Founder and President of the MMA Pro League.