Mark Berner, a social entrepreneur and consultant to foundations and non-profits, Berner is the CEO and co-chairman of Telos, a forum for Christian leaders of international stature from business, finance, science, religion, public policy, the media, the academy, and the arts, committed to renewing public culture. Previously, he was a managing partner and co-founder of SDG Resources, L.P., an oil and gas exploration company with operations in Texas and New Mexico. Berner was also a senior manager of a hedge fund at Credit Suisse First Boston and a partner in a New York law firm. He has served on a number of corporate and charitable boards and is a former Trustee of the John Templeton Foundation. He was educated at Yale, Oxford, and Villanova.