Mark McNees

Entrepreneur in Residence
Director of Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation

EMAIL: mmcnees@jimmoranschool.fsu.edu
OFFICE: RBB 117
PHONE: 850-973-7687

ACADEMIC SPECIALTY: Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation

DEGREE:
D.Min.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
Startups
Ideation
Finance
Organizational Behavior
Board Formation
Scaling

Mark brings a wide range of entrepreneurial and executive management experience from the for-profit and non-profit sectors. Dr. McNees is the Founder and CEO of RedEye Coffee, Founder of Element3, and serves as a board member of the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce. His education includes a B.S. in Marketing, Minor in Finance and Merchandising, M.A. in Religion, and a D.Min. in Leadership. His education and experience is the foundation he uses to inform his passion that social entrepreneurship, commerce, and innovation are powerful tools that can produce a positive impact on many current global issues such as poverty traps, economic injustice, and environmental neglect.

Mark McNees CV


AWARDS

  • Leadership Tallahassee Distinguished Leadership Awards, Leader of the Year (Finalist) 2017
  • Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce, Best Business of the Year (Finalist) (RedEye Coffee) 2016
  • USA Cycling, Best Cycling Club of the Year (RedEye Velo) 2015
  • Tally Award, Best Local Business and Best Coffee Shop (Winner or Finalist) (RedEye Coffee) 2010-17
  • eLit, Gold Medal Winner, “Immersion: Live the Life God Envisioned for You” 2012
  • Amazon Best Seller in category, “Immersion: Live the Life God Envisioned for You” 2012
  • Tallahassee Magazine, Best of Tallahassee (RedEye Coffee) 2011-2013
  • Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce, Emerging Business of the Year (RedEye Coffee) 2009

INTERESTING FACTS

  • Mark started his first business at 10 renting video games to his school mates.
  • Mark received a 0.00 average in the 9th grade and would have dropped out of school if it was not for a caring teacher who helped him get diagnosed with dyslexia and made sure he got the appropriate help.
  • Mark is an Ironman.
  • Mark swam from Alcatraz Island to San Fransico.
  • Mark has delivered over 1,000 public speaking talks in five different countries.
  • Mark travels with his own mic.