Senior executive roles within the non-profit sector are the most competitive in the market, since they do not come available often. Learn key insights on how to leverage your leadership, presentation and engagement within the recruitment process.

Learnin Outcomes

1. Learn what are Boards seeking in their next CEO

2. What will set you apart from everyone else to no longer coming in second, but as the successful candidate.

Brian Bachand


Formerly, Brian was a Partner in the Phelps's Board Services, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Fundraising, and Not-for-Profit Practice Groups. As a highly respected member of the advancement and philanthropic communities in both Canada and the United States, Brian has an unparalleled knowledge of the people and organizations who are at the intersection of private sector investment, academic research, and public policy globally.

Brian is first and foremost a connector of corporations and individuals, with ground-breaking opportunities. As a strategic and collaborative leader, he has a successful track record of achievement earned throughout more than 15 years in the advancement and development sector. Brian has particular expertise in the recruitment and management of senior board development. In the past five years, Brian has completed several recruitments in the healthcare and NFP sector.

Before joining Phelpsgroup, Brian worked at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto, where he led the Faculty’s Advancement program – the largest such program in Canada. Prior to the University of Toronto, Brian led a highly effective fundraising team at NYU Langone Medical Center in Manhattan, as Executive Director. His team met and exceeded the goals of annual giving, major gifts, and capital campaigns. He also served as Director of Corporate Development for the American Cancer Society, responsible for all corporate development activities with Fortune 500 companies within metropolitan New York.

Brian is active in the Toronto community, currently serving as Vice-Chair of the Board for ACCES Employment, assisting job seekers of diverse backgrounds. He is also a Board Director at Gardiner Museum in Toronto. Finally, he was recently appointed as an Advisory Committee Member of the Economic Club of Canada.