A professor, teacher, mentor, and raving fan for interior designers!

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David P. Shepherd

For over 20 years, David Shepherd has served on the faculty of two of the nation's top-ranked business schools, teaching strategy and finance to undergrads and MBA students. Once asked to speak to a group of interior designers, he learned what a complex business it is to run, and how little formal business education most designers get.

To help fill this gap, David founded Designing Profits, Inc. in 2004. Its annual conference quickly became the largest of its kind, attracting thousands of designers. Simultaneously, his national coaching networks and coaching services helped him to create the most powerful archives of "best practices" available in the industry.

Today, David spends all of his time analyzing the design business and working with 100s of members of The Edge to help them earn what they deserve.

He received his BA and MBA at the University of Texas at Austin and lives in Colleyville, TX with Jennifer, Sawyer and their chocolate Lab, Sammy. Sons Ash and Cameron are a lawyer and CPA, respectively.