Mark Tercek is CEO of The Nature Conservancy (TNC), the global conservation organization known for its intense focus on collaboration and getting things done for the benefit of people and nature. He is the author of the Washington Post and Publisher's Weekly bestselling book Nature's Fortune: How Business and Society Thrive by Investing in Nature. Mark was Partner and Managing Director for Goldman Sachs, where he spent 24 years and launched the firm’s Environmental Markets Group. Inspired by the opportunity to help businesses, governments, and environmental organizations work together in new, innovative ways, Mark left Goldman Sachs in 2008 to head up The Nature Conservancy.
In 2016, Mark was appointed by President Barack Obama to the president's Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations. He also served on the New York State 2100 Commission, which was created in the wake of Superstorm Sandy to advise Governor Andrew Cuomo and the state on how to make infrastructure more resilient to future storms.
Mark is a member of several boards and councils, including Resources for the Future, the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, Harvard Business School's Social Enterprise Initiative, the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development, the Science for Nature and People Partnership (SNAPP), and Nature Vest. He also serves on the Williams College Board of Trustees.
Mark earned an MBA from Harvard in 1984 and a BA from Williams College in 1979.