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Simon Greathead

Associate Teaching Professor Global Supply Chain,
Marketing and Global Supply Chain
Assistant Teaching Professor Global Supply Chain,
Whitmore Global Business Center

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Born and raised in Lancaster, England. Served in the Utah, Provo Mission
(1997-99). Undergraduate at BYU in Business Management (2003). Work assignments in the USA, UK, Ireland, and Holland. MBA (2008) at Henley Business School in England. 2008 began teaching adjunct classes at BYU, International Marketing, International Business and Global Supply Chain and Operations. Hired full-time academic year 2011-2012 to teach International Business, Global Supply Chain, and Operation Management.

Four great kids, twins Luke and Chloe (14), Logan (11) and Lexie (10).
Wonderful and supportive wife, Brooke. Married 20 years. Enjoy reading British history and anything related to people and places. Follows Liverpool Football Club, along with England and BYU Rugby.

Group Affiliations

  • Academy of Management — 2015–0
  • Harvard Law School - Program on Negotiation — Hosted by Harvard seeks to promote international negotiation. — 2014–0
  • Decision Sciences Institute — 2012–0
  • European International Business Academy — 2012–0
  • Institute of Supply Management — 2012–0
  • World Trade Association of Utah — 2012–0

Selected Publications

  • "Traeger Pellet Grills: Cooking Up The Competition", Ivey, Page 7, Ivey Publishing, London, Ontario, 2020
  • "Did we Grow too Fast?", Edition Nov/Dec 2019, Harvard Business Review, Cambridge, MA, 2019
  • "CircusTrix: The Ups and Downs of International Expansion", Ivey Publishing, Ivey Business School at Western University, 2016
  • "Supply Chain Sustainability at the Bottom of the Pyramid: The Context of Microfranchising", Decision Sciences


  • Best Global Supply Chain Paper 2021, The Case Center, 2021
  • Excellence in Online Teaching Award, BYU Independent Study, 2017
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Marketing & Global Supply Chain Department, 2017
  • Merril J. Bateman Award Finalist, Marriott School of Management, 2015
  • Best Paper Award for the Sustainable Operations Track, Decision Sciences Institute, 2012


  • French

BYU Citizenship

  • MSB Behavioral Health Committee — Committee/Council Chair — September 2019–0
  • Adjunct Faculty Committee — Committee/Council Member — January 2019–0


  • Action for Healthy Kids — January 2019–0
  • FEPRA — May 2018–August 2018