Brian G. Bachand is Founder and CEO of Evolution Evolution in Toronto. 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, family offices, 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.
Brian joined Boyden from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto, where he led the Faculty’s Advancement program as Executive Director. 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. He started his career with the Archdiocese of Boston.
Brian received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Steubenville, and his Master of Divinity from Saint John’s in Boston; he received the John King Mussio Award for alumni in leadership. Brian is active in the Toronto community, currently serving as Board Chair for ACCES Employment, assisting job seekers of diverse backgrounds.