Mark is Founder, Chairman and CEO of The Pegasus Companies, a family of closely-held companies active in solar & renewable energy and carbon offset projects, media and telecommunications, private equity and investments. Mark is a serial entrepreneur whose business awards include recognition as Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year (National Nominee) in 1998. He has been a member of the boards of directors and the executive committees of numerous media and telecommunications industry and trade associations, has served on the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Media Security & Reliability Commission and testified before committees of the US House of Representatives and the US Senate. Mark is also former Chairman of US Squash, the national governing body for the game of squash in the United States and a former member of the Board of Trustees of Reed College (his undergraduate alma mater), the Independence Seaport Museum, the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania and The Agnes Irwin School. Mark is a former Ph.D. Candidate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Economics & Finance), holds an MA from the University of California (Economics), where he was a Chancellor’s Fellow, and is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Reed College (History & Economics). Prior to graduating from Reed, he studied at the City University of London (History & Economics) and the University of Pennsylvania (Philosophy), where he was a Benjamin Franklin Scholar. Mark is a graduate of the Phillips Exeter Academy.