Department of Economics

Bob Shennum

  • Graduated: 1989
  • Field: Analyst/Consultant, Management/Entrepreneurship, Real Estate

Bob Shennum(opens in new window), who graduated with a BA in Economics in 1989, is CEO and owner of Evolve Companies(opens in new window) in Salt Lake City, Utah and Phoenix Arizona. While a student at Chico State Bob worked as a tutor for the Economics Department and he was a member of the Economics Club and the Entrepreneurial Club. After graduation Bob studied econometric forecasting at Wharton(opens in new window). He was regional manager and VP of Wells Fargo Bank at 400 Capital Street in Sacramento from 1989 to 1997.

He joined Franklin Covey(opens in new window) in Salt Lake City, Utah as Area Director in 1997. Bob ran a $100 million dollar bridge capital fund and was heavily involved in Real Estate. In 2008 Bob had created an ownership position with one partner and owned 50% of a $500 million dollar Real Estate development portfolio. After the economy crashed Bob had to start all over again. Bob went back to Franklin Covey and in 2015 they promoted him to managing director of sales performance practice. In late 2016 Bob purchased Evolve Companies (ECS) where he is CEO.

In 2017 Bob launched his Business Consulting practice and continues to also serve as CEO of ECS. You can see both of Bobs companies at in new window) and in new window).  (Last Updated 8/30/17)

Portrait of Bob Shennum