NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Centerview Partners, a leading independent investment banking advisory firm, announced today that Mark Tercek has joined the firm as a Senior Advisor based in Washington, D.C. Mr. Tercek is a renowned leader and advisor on environmental, social and governance matters, with expertise in conservation finance, corporate sustainability and impact investing. He will play an instrumental role as Centerview continues to expand its ESG capabilities to better serve clients across sectors.
Mr. Tercek advises companies, investors, and NGOs on their environmental strategies. From 2008 to 2019, he served as CEO of The Nature Conservancy, the world’s largest global conservation organization, where he led a $7 billion fundraising campaign and established its gender, diversity, equity and inclusion (GDEI) department. From 1984 to 2008, Mr. Tercek was a Managing Director and Partner at Goldman Sachs, where he led several of the firm’s practice areas, including Corporate Finance, Real Estate Investment Banking and Equity Capital Markets, as well as the firm’s leadership development program. Mr. Tercek also developed Goldman Sachs’s environmental strategy and led its Environmental Markets Group.
“Mark is a purpose-driven leader with strong conviction in the impactful role businesses play in shaping our future,” said Blair Effron, Co-Founder of Centerview. “His insights and expertise will add great value to companies navigating complex and ever-changing ESG issues. We look forward to Mark’s contributions to support a range of companies across the energy sector and other industries as businesses adapt and transform in the coming years.”
“Mark is the ideal partner to help Centerview support clients on their most critical ESG considerations,” said Robert Pruzan, Co-Founder of Centerview. “His far-sighted approach to ESG issues combined with his business acumen will be of great value to our clients as they seek to shape their businesses strategically and financially as corporate stewards of stakeholder interests.”
“I am thrilled to join Centerview as ESG increasingly affects corporate valuation and reputation. I look forward to playing an active role working alongside Blair, Robert, and the rest of the team to help companies align business with purpose and create value for all stakeholders,” said Mr. Tercek.
As an advisor, Mr. Tercek has served on the boards and councils of several global organizations, including Resources for the Future’s President’s Council, the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, Harvard Business School’s Social Enterprise Initiative, the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED), the Rockefeller Foundation Economic Council on Planetary Health, Acumen, and the AXA Stakeholder Advisory Panel. He currently serves on the Williams College Board of Trustees and sat on the Finance faculty of New York University’s Stern School of Business until 2008. Mr. Tercek holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Williams College.
About Centerview Partners
Centerview Partners, based in New York and with offices in London, Paris, San Francisco, and Palo Alto, operates an international investment banking advisory practice across all sectors, specializing in independent advice and other client services capitalizing on the experience of its principals. The firm’s approximately 70 partners and nearly 500 professionals around the world provide senior-level counsel to both domestic and international clients and its business includes general and M&A advisory as well as restructuring.
Since its founding in 2006, the firm has advised clients on over $3 trillion in transactions. Members of the firm have experience in a range of industries including consumer products, financial services, food and beverage, energy, entertainment and media, general industrial & chemicals, energy, real estate, gaming, healthcare and healthcare services, technology, telecommunications, restructuring, retail, and utilities sectors.