Chief Executive Officer, ASU Enterprise Partners
Under R. F. “Rick” Shangraw Jr.’s leadership, ASU Enterprise Partners was created in 2016 as a new model for diversified revenue generation in support of Arizona State University. For the past two years, ASU Enterprise Partners has earned the distinction of being a top company to work for in Arizona by Republic Media and AZCentral.com.
Shangraw previously served as CEO of the ASU Foundation for A New American University. During his tenure as CEO, the foundation grew its assets to more than $1 billion, received five consecutive four-star ratings from Charity Navigator and recognition for its commitment to transparency by GuideStar USA, generated more than $900 million in new gifts and commitments and earned Careerbuilder’s Top Company to Work for in Arizona honors from 2014–16.
Before his appointment to the foundation, Shangraw was senior vice president for ASU Knowledge Enterprise Development, establishing ASU as one of the fastest-growing research enterprises in the U.S., with research expenditures ranked 17th among American universities without medical schools.
Shangraw came to ASU after serving as CEO of Project Performance Corporation, the Washington, D.C.-based research and technology consulting firm he founded that specialized in environmental, energy and information management.
Shangraw holds a doctorate from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University with specializations in technology, information policy and organizational design. He holds professor of practice appointments in the ASU School of Sustainability and the School of Public Affairs in the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions.