Peter Szabo

Founder, Bloomingdale Management Advisors

Peter Szabo has counseled CEOs and senior managers on strategy and change for nearly 25 years. Since founding Bloomingdale Management Advisors in 1998, he has focused mainly on philanthropic advisory work and consulting to nonprofits. While he has experience across fields, including education, social services, and other areas, Peter maintains a particular concentration of clients in the environment, where he has advised some of the most innovative funders and nonprofits in the U.S.

He has evaluated Schuylkill River watershed initiative and land conservation grantmaking of William Penn Foundation. Schuylkill River work included comprehensive assessment of grantee learning community, land conservation, water quality/quantity management demonstrations, and policy efforts. Land protection evaluation involved assessing land conservation investments in southeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey, benchmarking practices of other foundations, developing alternative approaches, and facilitating staff discussions and decision making. These evaluations contributed insights that helped the foundation focus and increase the scale of its conservation grantmaking.

Peter often works at moments of organizational transition, helping clients re-orient their strategy, launch new initiatives, and navigate complex change processes. Serving as Deputy Commissioner of a large public agency, Executive Director of a small nonprofit, and helping start a number of social ventures, has given Peter the benefit of management experience to inform his consulting practice and to refine his results orientation. His consulting background also includes experience devising manufacturing strategy and guiding cost reduction efforts for consumer products companies.

Peter received a Masters in Public and Private Management from the Yale School of Management and an M.A. in International Affairs from Yale University. He holds a B.A. in History and Political Science from the University of Rochester.