Teaching Faculty II and Entrepreneur in Residence
OFFICE: RSB 216
ACADEMIC SPECIALTY: Entrepreneurship
MBA, Florida State University
BBA, University of Georgia
AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
John C. Breed has extensive experience developing, leading and consulting businesses as an entrepreneur, C-suite executive, management consultant, sales executive and a college faculty member. John has a passion for teaching, developing products, building client relationships, mentoring students, and growing companies.
John began his career as a management trainee with a regional LTL trucking firm based in Atlanta, where in less than four years he rose to be the Vice President of Sales and the youngest officer in the company’s 60+ year history. Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, John Breed worked several years at IBM as a Management Consultant with expertise in IT strategy, ERP implementations, supply chain and change management. John was a consultant on multiple major projects including projects with the Hershey Company, Essex Wire, and United States Army. As an Entrepreneur, John has started, led and sold multiple successful businesses including ventures in e-commerce, food service, printing and graphic design. John’s last firm, Noteworthy Collections, Inc., was a major custom designer, printer, and manufacturer of gift and stationery products. Noteworthy Collection’s products were sold in over 1200+ retail outlets including Neiman Marcus, Barnes and Nobles, and Tiny Prints. Noteworthy Collections was acquired by the publicly traded online retailer, Cafepress.com.
Beyond teaching at Florida State University’s Jim Moran College of Entrepreneurship, Mr. Breed currently supports Public Sector IT Services projects and sales teams for SHI International, a $7 billion dollar privately held technology solutions provider. John earned his BBA in Management from the University of Georgia and his MBA at Florida State University. Outside of work, John is married to Susan Holland Breed, has three children, a chocolate lab and is a mountain bike, golf, and surfing enthusiast.