Zoo Advisors is a full-service planning and consulting firm focused on helping zoos, aquariums, and conservation organizations advance their missions, increase impact, and grow sustainably.
Zoo Advisors provides a comprehensive suite of services connecting mission, margin, and impact. We are proud of our more than a century of collective experience in the industry offering strategic, business, master, diversity, and conservation planning; senior-level search; and feasibility and economic impact services to help and increase your impact in the communities you serve.
We balance mission and margin. Zoo Advisors’ philosophy is to create an optimized balance between the client’s mission and its need for fiscal sustainability. We have helped many of your colleagues create high performing organizations and can leverage that expertise for you. Our team has extensive experience working with aquariums and zoos of all sizes across the country. We have helped develop innovative and ground-breaking plans for more than 125 AZA- and WAZA-accredited institutions. We regularly provide expert counsel to zoo and aquarium leaders across the country and internationally.
We value data-driven decisions and are experts in data and analytics. Zoo Advisors was built on the principle of strengthening our clients’ missions and impacts by maximizing their financial margins. We have an innate ability to assess financials, numbers, and metrics; analyze trends; and uncover opportunities that can help clients realize their vision. This expertise will lend itself to delivering a product that encompasses all aspects of the operation.
We bring people together and build bridges. One of Zoo Advisors’ strengths is our ability to bring together a diverse group of stakeholders, unite them behind a common vision, and develop an actionable plan to achieve success. Many of our projects involve multiple boards; city, state, and county governments; and wide-ranging stakeholders. Our extensive expertise with assessing and analyzing a broad array of data, inputs, and feedback and then identifying key and useful findings demonstrates our ability to listen to many voices yet come up with focused solutions that work for everyone. Our work is based in understanding, not assumptions.
In short, Zoo Advisors offers you:
- Decades of experience representing more than 200 zoo, aquarium, and related projects
- Extensive experience with public/private partnerships
- Expertise in multiple disciplines
- Hands-on operational experience
- Insider knowledge with an outsider viewpoint
- Innovative and creative thinking
- A commitment to conservation
Our comprehensive suite of services:
The World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) is the global alliance of regional associations, national federations, zoos and aquariums, dedicated to the care and conservation of animals and their habitats around the world.