Mr. Gregory F. Reed has lived twenty (20) years in South Florida, working in Miami’s corporations and educational institutions. Gregory has implemented innovative technology across multiple data centers, cost saving measures that have positively impacted the enterprise, and throughout the decades his entrepreneurial spirit has delivered industry leading technology systems and solutions to minority and women-owned businesses.
Early in his career as telecommunications supervisor at FIU (80’s), Gregory automated and computerized directory lookup processes for campus operators and introduced the automation campus-wide. Not just an FIU employee, Gregory an active administrator, wrote and produced the stage play “Max Zephus,” the fictional story of a Bahamian man living in the shadow of the Coconut Grove Playhouse, showering patrons with moments of clarified wisdom. The show brought a diverse majority of the campus together for laughter and cultural awareness during Black History Month.
As an entrepreneur, Gregory introduced Metro Online, a company that delivered Internet access, email, high-speed data lines, networking and helpdesk computer support to dozens of Dade, Broward and Palm Beach families and minority/women-owned businesses. The Miami Herald and Sun-Sentinel recognized Gregory’s efforts to integrate the Internet in 1995 and 1997.
As a networking instructor for CompUSA Training Centers, Gregory traveled to major US cities instructing Fortune 500 corporations the US Marine and US Navy personnel on the application of emerging network technologies. From 1997 to 2010 working for both IVAX Corporation and Bayview Financial, Gregory sharpened his managerial skills and increased his educational and volunteering footprint.
He is a graduate of Barry University (Miami Shores – FL), earning a BS degree in Information Technology – 2006. In 2009, he earned his MFA in Film, from Miami International University of Art and Design (Miami, FL). His master’s thesis short film titled “Hunger”, focused attention on the harsh treatment of Cubans that receive United States travel visas; they are subject to physical and mental abuse before they leave the island. He has been a volunteer photographer for the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts since 2006. http://www.allyjayfilms.com/Just_Looking-2010/Welcome.html
Volunteering & Membership
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
Miami Art Museum
Historical Museum of South Florida
Koinonia Worship Center and Village, Hallandale Beach, FL
Gregory Reed is the son of Frank and Mrs. Kaye Reed both retired teachers of Miami-Dade Public Schools and Miami-Dade College. He graduated from the Hialeah-Miami Lakes Sr. High Schools computer programming magnate program in 1981. Prior to graduation he was an active participant in the Future Business Leaders of America, Hialeah-Miami Lakes Trojan football and track teams and French Club.