Paul Franzen

Paul Franzen Commerce Trust

Paul Franzen, CFA®

Vice President, Senior Equity Analyst


Paul is a senior equity analyst for Commerce Trust. He covers the energy, financial services, utilities, and real estate sectors while providing stock recommendations for the company’s Fundamental Process and routinely communicates investment messages to portfolio managers.

Paul was also a panelist speaker for the American Gas Association and a three-time winner of Forbes “Best Brokerage Analysts” distinction.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from Kansas State University in 1999, graduating cum laude and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation. Paul also is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Kansas City. In his spare time, Paul spends as much free time as possible with family. He also enjoys reading and various outdoors activities including golfing, running, and lake life. Paul and his wife, Sasha, have two young children who love to ride bikes, explore trails and museums, and play at the pool.