Brad Morehead
Brad Morehead

Adjunct Lecturer of Innovation & Entrepreneurship

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Brad Morehead is CEO of LiveWatch Security, the parent company of SafeMart and Able Security. As one of the fastest growing home security companies in the country, LiveWatch Security is revolutionizing the home security industry with its unique Plug & Protect™ security system that uses an internet-based delivery model. LiveWatch Security provides home security systems and commercial security solutions throughout the country through its subsidiaries ( and Able Security). LiveWatch Security’s team members have the highest fire certification (NICET IV) and history in the security industry back to 1975 including tens of thousands of delighted customers.

Brad was also appointed as a Lecturer of Finance at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University to teach KIEI-967, The Entrepreneurial Experience.

Prior to LiveWatch Security, Brad was CFO of Feldco Factory Direct, a fast-growing, entrepreneurial company that is the Midwest’s leading home renewal company and winner of the BBB Torch Award and two-time National Window & Door Company of the Year. Before joining Feldco, Brad worked in private equity with Friedman Fleischer & Lowe LLC (“FFL”), a San Francisco-based, middle-market, private equity firm and investment banking with Goldman Sachs (New York) and Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (Chicago).

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Master of Business Administration, 2005, MORS and Entrepreneurship, Kellogg School of Management , Northwestern University, Highest Distinction
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, 1998, Finance , Indiana University, Highest Distinction

Other Professional Experience
Chief Executive Officer, LiveWatch, 2010-present
Board Member, Amyntas Capital, 2010-present
Chief Financial Officer, Feldco Factory Direct, 2004-2010
Associate, Friedman, Fleischer & Lowe, 2000-2003
Financial Analyst, Goldman, Sachs & Co., 1998-2000

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Full-Time / Part-Time MBA
The Entrepreneurial Experience (KIEI-967-0)

The Entrepreneurial Experience will give students a framework to discover their inner entrepreneur while working directly with high-growth entrepreneurs and companies in Chicago and Evanston.

This course is designed for students that want to start and run companies, but don't have their world-changing idea (yet). Students will work in small teams with real, high-growth companies and entrepreneurs to explore and experience risk, failure, project management and entrepreneurship to shape that company's future. The class is based in part on analysis that successful entrepreneurs are take calculated risks via a series of transactions, rather than the traditional view of entrepreneurs as avid risk-seekers. The course will feature 50% in-class case debate and 50% lab work with local high-growth entrepreneurs in teams of 3-5 students.

This class will provide students with hands-on insight that will be invaluable for students who want to launch a company, work in a start-up, invest in a high-growth private company (PE or VC), consult to small business and/or provide services or products to high-growth businesses.