Bruce Thibodeau founded Arts Consulting Group in 1997 and has extensive experience in the arts and culture sector, nonprofits, and business management. He has worked with dozens of clients in interim executive positions, marketing and development roles, and has guided multiple executive search processes. He has also facilitated strategic planning processes, as well as various team building and effective communication seminars.
Prior to founding the Arts Consulting Group, Mr. Thibodeau was the Executive Director of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. He brought a depth of marketing, financial, fundraising, and managerial expertise to the organization, which ultimately saved it from bankruptcy. Under Mr. Thibodeau's guidance, the Orchestra increased its subscriber base, added to the corpus of its endowment, and instituted planned giving opportunities. He also brought the Orchestra to a live statewide radio audience to supplement national radio broadcasts and produced a crossover recording that garnered two Grammy nominations. Mr. Thibodeau previously worked in various roles for such prestigious organizations as the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Hartford Symphony, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Museum of Contemporary Art - Los Angeles, and Price Waterhouse. He consulted with Australian Broadcasting Corporation and the six orchestras of its Concert Music Division.
A Maine native, Mr. Thibodeau earned a Bachelor of Music degree with a management emphasis from The Hartt School at the University of Hartford and obtained an MBA degree and Certificate in Advanced Management Studies from the F.W. Olin Graduate School at Babson College in Boston. He is pursuing a part-time Doctorate of Business Administration degree at Grenoble École de Management (France) with research focused on how to effectively engage stakeholders in the development of arts and cultural facilities.