Sharon D. Evans

July 30, 2019



Sharon Evans


President & CEO, Business Resource Group (BRG)





Sharon Evans is the President/ CEO for Business Resource Group (BRG), an
economic development non-profit that serves 1,800+ small and diverse businesses
annually. With over twenty-five years’ experience in accounting, finance and
advocacy work, Sharon has led BRG in becoming one of the nation’s leading SBA
financial intermediaries.


Sharon and her team have assisted 14,000+ small business owners, access $293
million in capital and helped to create thousands of jobs across California.
As a passionate advocate for small business, she works to promote more equitable
growth opportunities for minority and women owned firms. Sharon has received
numerous awards and accolades from US Small Business Association, US Dept. of
Commerce- Minority Business Development Agency, GLAAACC, the City of Los
Angeles, Mayor’s Office of Economic Development, the Department of and Office of
Comptroller of Currency. BRG’s programs were selected as National Model
Programs by the MBDA and the Milken Institute.


Evans works with the banking, government, non-profits, academia, corporate and
policy think-tanks to drive greater access to opportunities for business. She has
worked with the worked with the nation’s leading credit agencies, banks, Fannie
Mae, Dun & Bradstreet, Fair Isaac, Experian, and the Federal Reserve Bank of San
Francisco to increase community investment and launch new models to improve
credit access.


She was a founding board member of the Los Angeles African American Women’s’
Public Policy Institute at USC, serves on the Board of the CA Black Chamber of
Commerce, Biz-Fed Los Angeles, the Greenlining Institute, Southern California
Edison’s Clean Energy Leadership Council and the CA Alliance for Vendor
Development . She most recently served on the National Steering Committee for
the SBA/Milken Institute’s PLUM Initiative and Chair of the Market Research and
Industry Cluster Committee. Sharon completed her undergraduate work at USC,
went on to complete post graduate studies in accounting at Cal State LA. She
earned a Certification in Minority Business Growth Strategies from Dartmouth
College’s Tuck School of Business and completed the Executive MBE Program at the
University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business.







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