Business Advisors - Greater Phoenix Advisors, Inc.
Occupation: Business Advisor
Company: Greater Phoenix Advisors, Inc.
Location: Scottsdale, AZ.
Recommended by: 2 Member(s)
Last Updated: Sep 9, 2008 2:59pm
Robb Evans is the Chairman of the Phoenix Chapter of The Alternative Board (TAB). TAB is an organization dedicated to providing peer advisory and coaching solutions to leaders of privately held businesses. In essence, TAB helps presidents and owners of small and medium-sized companies get the strategic guidance and insight that larger companies get by having a board of Directors. By matching business leaders with other local business leaders, and organizing them onto “Alternative Boards”, these owners get the same tremendous insight that their larger counterparts get from a board of Directors, but at a minute fraction of the cost. The concept is revolutionary and is catching on like wildfire. One can envision the day that no company would ever think of operating without this type of advisory board.
Robb is also president of Greater Phoenix Advisors, Inc.(GPA), an independent consulting firm specializing in developing strategies for success and resolving business issues for owners of privately-held companies in the Greater Phoenix Area, and he is president of Orion Management Solutions, a company focused on helping financial services companies manage risk and more effectively handle payments. With more than 25 years of senior management experience in marketing strategy and product development, Robb, GPA, and Orion can also serve in an advisory or interim management role to drive product innovation and marketing & sales activities to help companies significantly enhance revenues.
Throughout his career, Robb has previously held senior operational and product positions with some of the nation’s leading financial institutions, and he has driven the product management & development and marketing functions at leading technology companies serving the risk management and payment functions of banks and corporate clients. Robb first founded Orion in 1998 and built a successful organization and practice that helped a number of clients successfully launch new product lines and grow existing ones. Persuaded to return to the corporate world a few years later, he again drove the product and marketing functions for several software and service companies before recently deciding to use TAB and GPA as the vehicle for applying his unique strategy and marketing disciplines to innovate at small and medium-sized companies throughout the greater metropolitan Phoenix area.
In his corporate experience, and as the head of TAB, Orion and GPA, Robb has gained significant experience leading the necessary innovation, marketing and strategic initiatives for a wide-range of companies, from small start-ups, to evolving software and services companies, to large corporate entities needing to revitalize maturing product lines. In each of these, he has sought novel ways to bring the necessary discipline, structure and creativity that enables a company to manage its products, services and employees like the valuable assets that they are.
Robb received a BA in Economics from Dickinson College and his MBA from The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania.