The Milwaukee Repertory Theater has selected Matt Leibham as Chief Financial Officer, following an executive search process led by Arts Consulting Group (ACG). He began his tenure on July 12, 2021.
A senior financial, operations, and development leader with more than 18 years of experience, Mr. Leibham has most recently spent time at Milwaukee World Festival, Inc., which produces numerous events, including Summerfest, an 11-day music festival that typically draws 750,000 to 850,000 guests. While there, he served in various leadership roles, including Controller, Director of Financial Operations, and Director of New Revenue Development. Mr. Leibham played an integral role in numerous business initiatives to help the organization achieve continued financial stability and long-term success.
In addition to his employment with Milwaukee World Festival, Inc., Mr. Leibham previously held roles with Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and BDO Seidman, LLP. His previous experience has provided him with strong business acumen and communication skills, which he uses to develop new business relationships. Mr. Leibham holds a bachelor of business and a master of business, both in accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
In making the announcement, Executive Director Chad Bauman said, “We are excited to welcome Matt Leibham to the team as Milwaukee Rep’s new CFO. His experience in the entertainment nonprofit world is invaluable. We look forward to capitalizing on his strengths as we work together to position the theater as an anchor in the industry and community at large as we fully reopen this season.”
“I look forward to being part of a great team at Milwaukee Repertory Theater that supports the organization’s mission and core values,” said Mr. Leibham. “With this role, I hope to help maintain the financial strength of the organization so it may continue to be an incubator of new work and an agent of community change.”
“Congratulations to the board and staff of Milwaukee Repertory Theater on the appointment of Matt Leibham as Chief Financial Officer,” said ACG Vice President Jenna Deja. “ACG was honored to collaborate with a dedicated search committee to place Mr. Leibham in this important role. His proven ability to synthesize large amounts of information to make sound and timely decisions will help provide stability as Milwaukee Repertory Theater moves into its next chapter.”