R.J.(Bob) Evans, P.Ag.
Professional Consulting for SMEs and Farmers

Summary

After a professional career spanning 25 years of experience in progressively responsible positions including sales and operating management Mr. Evans launched a consultancy specializing in strategic management and financial planning. The consultancy’s strengths include strategic thinking and implementation skills, results orientation and a straight forward approach to problem solving. As an individual the consultant is equally familiar dealing with senior bureaucrats and politicians as well as business owners and labourers. The consultant is an innovative thinker capable of designing systems or equipment to solve specific problems. The consultant’s retail management history provides him with an understanding of IT management systems, human resource management, strategic direction, corporate culture management as well as daily management issues relative to operating a complex business.

 

Aug. 1, 2007 to current

Developed an independent consultancy specializing in business management. Mr. Evans has worked with clients as different as BDC, private grain companies to private farm enterprises. In cooperation with McCannell Financial Mr. Evans has arranged farm financing and helped facilitate intergenerational farm transition. Working with Palliser and Assiniboia Land Management Mr. Evans has travelled extensively in Saskatchewan meeting with a wide variety of primary producers engaged in grain and livestock enterprises of varying scales.

 

Jan. 1, 2007 to July 31, 2007

Subsequent to the sale of the business which he had managed Mr. Evans was employed by the new owner, Viterra Inc., to facilitate the transition period.

 

April 1, 1986 to Dec. 31, 2006

Initially employed by Gates Fertilizers as a sales representative and ultimately as the CEO and Managing Shareholder. Gates Fertilizers was a multi-outlet farm supply business with in excess of 30 seasonal employees and up to 14 full time employees. In the fall of 2007 Mr. Evans completed the sale of the business to Viterra Inc. and was subsequently contracted by Viterra for a 6 month transition period.

 

Prior to 1986

1984 to 1986 - Employed for two years by Grainews farm newspaper as a sales rep

1983 to 1984 - Employed for roughly 6 months by Ramboc Enterprises, an equipment sales company.

1979 to 1983 - Employed for 4 years by AgWest Industries, an equipment sales company.