Chief Instigator, The Instigator
Mark Tercek, former President and CEO of The Nature Conservancy (2008-2019), is an advisor to companies, startups, institutional investors, and NGOs. He is “Chief Instigator” at The Instigator blog. Prior to TNC, Mark was a managing director at Goldman Sachs, where he headed the firm’s Center for Environmental Markets and its Environmental Strategy Group. He also headed Goldman Sachs’ leadership development efforts for the firm’s managing directors. Mark joined Goldman Sachs in 1984 and was named partner in 1996. Mark previously headed the Consumer/Healthcare, Equity Capital Markets, Corporate Finance and Real Estate Departments. In earlier assignments, he headed the worldwide transportation group, co-headed Corporate Finance Department in Tokyo, and was one of the senior bankers who led the firm’s early investment banking initiatives in Asia. Mark is the president of the Board of Trustees of Western Reserve Academy and a trustee of Business for Social Responsibility and Literacy Partners. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and an adjunct professor of Finance at New York University’s Stern School of Business.