Teneo is the network for modern thinkers and doers on a mission to advance modern conservatism.
Our first, last, and only goal is to ensure human flourishing. We believe that the solutions to our nation’s most pressing challenges are found when modern methods meet classic ideas, and in leveraging a vibrant community with a shared commitment. We work together across industries, geographies, and ideologies to collectively launch the projects that advance the ideas we know matter most — from creating for-profit businesses and promoting new public policies, to building strong local communities of practice and running campaigns for social good.
- We believe in limited, constitutional government.
- We support individual liberty and free enterprise.
- We advocate a robust civic society and a strong national defense.
- We acknowledge a transcendent order, whether founded in tradition, philosophy, or theology.
Teneo recruits extraordinary men and women from diverse fields who share a commitment to modern conservatism. Across art and finance, media and law, medicine and entertainment, individual experiences amplify collective impact.
From training and teaching to mentorship, from national and chapter events to community dinners, we focus on flourishing in every part of one’s life. We adhere tightly to core principles of assembly that emphasize agile, iterative process, and we learn primarily by doing.
Political Analyst, Anchor
A women’s advocate and former Miss America, Kirsten talks policy across major cable news networks. She works passionately to bring awareness to eating disorders, and her Foundation offers aid to those overcoming them.
- New York
Pres. & CEO of Central FL Urban League
An advocate for the disadvantaged, Glen leads the Central Florida Urban League. He serves on the 9th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission, appointed by Governor Scott.
Co-Founder of Thursday Boot Company
Connor’s story spans finance and fashion, equities and e-commerce. He’s currently the Co-founder and COO of Thursday Boot Co., a leading consumer brand based in NYC.
- New York
Founder and CEO, CarDash
Yinon’s story takes him from the Marine Corps to cars. A husband and father of three, he has served in the Marine Corps and Army Special Forces, as CEO of RallyPoint and now as CEO of CarDash.
- Bay Area
Founder, Human Rights Foundation
Thor is the Founder of the Human Rights Foundation and the Oslo Freedom Forum. A documentary film producer, he has devoted his life to championing public policy, public interest advocacy, individual rights, and civil liberties.
- New York
FEMA Dpty. Administrator for Ntnl. Preparedness
Security Guru: Formerly VP, Global Resilience at AIR Worldwide; Center for Cyber & Homeland Security Senior Fellow; Special Asst. to President for Homeland Security
Policy Director, Americans for Prosperity
Free-Market Grassroots Advocate; Forbes “30 Under 30” for Law & Policy; Member of Global Shapers, a project of the World Economic Forum
Fellow & Director at Cato Institute
Finger on the Pulse: Leads Project on Public Opinion at Cato; Director of Polling at Reason; Harvard Business School Research Associate
New Teneo members are nominated by current members and partners. Each year we receive hundreds of nominations and invite 50 leaders from across the country to join our network. If you want to learn more about membership, send us an email.
Our American Experiment: The Podcast
An early restaurateur in farm-to-table, a corporate social responsibility advocate, right hand to David Cameron, and now CEO and bestselling author, he coined the phrase “positive populism.”
U.S. Representative (WI‑8)
As the youngest member of the U.S. Congress, Mike faces tough challenges, from making conservative ideas persuasive to millennials to learning how to fit an air mattress in his office.
Entrepreneur, Education Activist
After a decade leading technology companies, this MIT-trained scientist turned her sights to bringing choice and innovation to education.
Investor, Criminal Justice Advocate
Getting arrested in high school set Doug on a path to become one of the most influential advocates for criminal justice reform, which he does as a donor, author, and convener.
Experience more stories, interviews, and discussions on our podcast, Our American Experiment.