About David

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. It’s annual conference quickly became the largest of its kind, attracting thousands of designers, many of whom attended ten or more events. Simultaneously, David’s national coaching networks and helped designers to earn what they deserve, and David to collect the most powerful archives of “best practices” available in the industry.
Today, David spends all of his time analyzing the design industry and working with 100s of members of The Edge to help them achieve their goals.
David received his B.A. and M.B.A. degrees at the University of Texas at Austin and lives in Colleyville, Texas with Jennifer, Sawyer, and their chocolate Lab, Sammy. Sons Ash and Cameron are a lawyer and CPA, respectively, and the proud parents of David’s grandchildren, Cammy, William, James, and Cooper.