Ted Evans

  • Director of Entrepreneurship
  • Instructor in Business


  • MBA, business strategy, Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University
  • BS, business management, Wilberforce University


Ted Evans’ career reflects success in corporate, non-profit, academia, entrepreneurship, and management consulting with two top tier global consulting firms. He has worked extensively on the ground in most of the US, Europe, Canada and South America. He is an experienced industry professional, higher education practitioner, and management consultant who has 25 years of industry, education and consulting experience as an executive with firms like A.T. Kearney, Accenture, Aon Hewitt and Grainger. He has consulted with and impacted companies such as American Red Cross, Intel, GE, Siemens, Corning, Pfizer, Chevron, and Sara Lee to name a few. Through his work, Ted has worked in and served various industries including distribution, finance, technology, healthcare, retail, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, and oil and gas.

Prior to Oberlin, he was a senior director of several key areas (admissions, recruitment, corporate relations, placement, fellowships, internships) at the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. Immediately before CWRU, he was an executive for a global technology commercialization management consulting firm where innovation, problem solving and positive societal impact were basic to the role.

Most notably, Ted is the namesake of the highly valuable and popular Ted Listens events and one on one sessions conducted at various educational institutions and corporations. Ted Listens brings a breadth of intellectual resources to individual students and professionals seeking business consultation, personal growth, connections/relationships and interview/employment opportunities at firms around the country. These events often drew over 100 participants to each session.

Ted is very familiar with the values, teachings and quality of students at Oberlin and the liberal arts curriculum. Not only has he worked closely with the Ohio 5 (Five Colleges of Ohio) and met individually to assist those students, he led the signing of the “4+1” agreement between Oberlin and Case Western Reserve University enabling early graduate school admission and scholarships for Oberlin students. All prior to joining Oberlin.

Ted serves on the board of directors of the Cleveland Zoo and the Great Lakes Science Center, whose organizations work to build sustainability, conservation, innovation, STEM, creativity, and social awareness. Prior to that he was on the board of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and Rainbows for All Children (serving children who have suffered traumatic loss in their life).

Ted earned an MBA at Case Western Reserve University. He loves spending time with his family and is very physically and mentally active. In undergrad he played football at the University of Kansas. Serving others is a value that Ted embraces.

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