John Breed

Teaching Faculty II and Entrepreneur in Residence

PHONE: 850-645-0905

ACADEMIC SPECIALTY: Entrepreneurship

MBA, Florida State University
BBA, University of Georgia

Information Technology
Path-to-Market Strategy
Business Consulting
Public Sector Innovation

Professor Breed has extensive experience as an entrepreneur, C-suite executive, sales executive, and management consultant. John is passionate about teaching, technology, building client relationships, mentoring students, and growing companies.

John began his career as a management trainee with a regional LTL trucking firm in Atlanta. 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. Before becoming an entrepreneur, John Breed worked for several years at IBM as a Management Consultant with expertise in IT strategy, IT implementations, supply chain optimization, and change management. John was a consultant on multiple major projects, including the Hershey Company, Essex Wire, and United States Army. As an entrepreneur, John has started, led, and sold numerous successful businesses, including e-commerce, food service, printing, and graphic design firms. Noteworthy Collections, Inc., John’s previous firm, was a significant 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. A publicly traded online retailer acquired his firm, Noteworthy Collections. Currently, Professor Breed is a Senior Manager at Deloitte focused on government innovation, teaching courses in E-Commerce Strategy, Experiences in Entrepreneurship (I, II), and Foundations of Entrepreneurship. He has developed university courses in Mobile Application Development, Go-To-Market Strategies, Advanced Application Development, Entrepreneurial Emerging Technologies, and E-commerce Strategies.

Professor Breed has spoken at numerous events, including TEDx (Career Resiliency), Synapse (Mitigating Startup Failure), and others.

Beyond teaching at Florida State University’s Jim Moran College of Entrepreneurship, Mr. Breed currently leads the State of Florida public sector relationships for Deloitte LLP as a senior manager. 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 fitness and surfing enthusiast.