Sheats is an entrepreneur and educator. He has identified and developed several unique new ventures from launch to profitability, and has raised venture funding and bootstrapped several ventures from concept to exit.
Sheats serves as the executive director of the NC State Entrepreneurship Clinic, an initiative which exposes students to experiential learning, embeds them in the entrepreneurship community and provides the resources needed to execute their own ideas. As a faculty member of the NC State Poole College of Management he is devoted to preparing the next generation of entrepreneurs.
Sheats is an award-winning educator who was recently named an Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor by the NC State Alumni Association and the 2015 Dr. John S. Risley Entrepreneur of the Year.