Brad Barbeau, Executive Director of the iiED and faculty member in the College of Business at CSU, Monterey Bay, has recently been promoted to the rank of Full Professor.
Dr. Barbeau has taught at CSUMB since 2005. He taught part-time at CSUMB from 2005-2008, prior to receiving a full-time tenure track position in 2008. He became Executive Director of the iiED in 2014, succeeding the founding Director Eric Tao. Prior to joining CSUMB, Dr. Barbeau taught at what is now the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago from 1987-1998. He was the director of the school’s innovative Leadership Exploration and Development (LEAD) program from 2000 – 2008, a student-designed and led program to develop soft skills for University of Chicago MBA students. In 1998, he left to join Global Natural Brands, a startup company in the natural and organic foods space. That project brought him to the Monterey Bay area, where he also started his own beverage company, the Monterey Beverage Company, which he ran from 2000-2005 before returning to academia at CSUMB.
Dr. Barbeau, in addition to guiding the iiED entrepreneurial programs and teaching entrepreneurship at CSUMB, is advisor to multiple startup companies, is a partner in the Hellodesk Coworking Space in Monterey, and is CFO for Granitecrete, Inc.
In his promotion letters, the CSUMB President cited Dr. Barbeau’s “significant contributions to the College of Business, as well as to the broader CSUMB community and his profession.”
Dr. Barbeau looks forward to continuing his service to the university and to the regional entrepreneurial community for many years to come.