Design Manager is the leading project management and accounting software for interior designers. Created in 1984 to respond to the requests of local interior design firms, it expanded into a nationwide software company and became one of the first providers of cloud-based design software. Because design firms have specific needs that cannot be answered by conventional software, it is our mission to provide a product that is dedicated to serving the design community. We deliver software that saves time, money, and frustration, while eliminating countless hours of paperwork.
CEO/ Research and Development
He loves carpentry, mountain biking, and the Philadelphia Phillies, and he first programmed DM on a DOS computer—over two decades ago. Because he has programmed our software since a few years after its inception, he’s an expert at designing it to be comprehensive and user-friendly. When he’s not programming or directing research and development, he’s probably managing Design Manager’s accounting and financials.
President/ Support and Training
Our head trainer, he instructs clients on how to correctly use DM, and if you’ve attended one of our webinars, you’ve seen his expertise firsthand. He’s been working with our software for more than fifteen years, his vocabulary is astoundingly vast, and he drinks coffee like it’s nobody’s business. His interests include his kids, listening to his extensive music library, and ending the day with a pint of ale.
COO/ Sales and Marketing
Lindsay is a University of Delaware graduate (go Blue Hens!) and joined the Design Manager team after spending a few years working as a meeting planner and marketing coordinator. Her dad was a builder and her mom was an interior designer, so pair that background with her outgoing personality and she fits right in to the face-paced Design Manager environment. She has enjoyed spending late nights helping the company grow. In her spare time though, you can find her taking care of her two adorably demanding rugrats, traveling, enjoying new restaurants or cheering on her beloved Philadelphia sports teams with her friends and family.
Client Experience Specialist
A dedicated photographer, she has a photography business on the side and is a master at noticing the details—especially when it comes to clients’ needs. If you thought accounting was complex, imagine explaining it to other people and writing our accounting help center articles (yes, she does that). She is an adept Photoshop user, enjoys gardening, and loves spending time with her family.
Senior Client Support Specialist
Besides his jeep and rock climbing, he loves helping customers and hanging out with his kids. When he refers to certain clients as his friends, we know it’s true. After working with our software and our customers for more than ten years, he knows a lot about tech, accounting and our customers’ specific needs.
Client Support Specialist
Nick is a tech support warrior. He loves getting into a problem and solving it for the end user. He has years of client service experience under his belt and genuinely enjoys answering clients’ questions. When he isn’t helping our clients, you can find Nick getting physical on the ice as he plays ice hockey at least three times a week. He is also an avid fisherman and may spend more time on his boat than his family appreciates. Lastly, Nick could be considered for an Android commercial because he is an absolute Android fanatic.
Client Support Specialist
David is a black belt IT Specialist. He has an extensive background in Citrix and VM technology, remote access, datacenter security, corporate and hospital networks, Virus remediation, desktop and laptop hardware repair and performance tuning. When he doesn’t have his hands busy with computers you can find David outside. David is a passionate biker and loves being active every second that he is away from his computer. He enjoys making smoothies and drinking Kombucha while catching up on the latest Reddit threads.
If you visited the Design Manager headquarters in PA, you’d probably see Marty setting up a server while wearing a Microsoft t-shirt and drinking coffee from his favorite mug. For over 15 years, Marty has been maintaining networks for small businesses, so trust us when we say he’s an expert. Marty enjoys being immersed in technology at Design Manager and working with coworkers that love Microsoft almost as much as he does. Besides Microsoft, Marty loves anything Star Wars, watching the history channel, listening to hard rock and metal music, spending time with his family, and working on classic sport cars.
Sales and Marketing Coordinator
Although Janna’s been trying to persuade us since day one, we still don’t have an office dog. She graduated from Kutztown University in 2015 with a degree in business administration and joined the Design Manager team right out of college. She loves having the opportunity to learn more about technology and interior design on a daily basis. Janna doesn’t like “yard games,” but we force her to play them with us anyway (spikeball is our thing). What she really likes is making meatless versions of her favorite foods (she’s a vegetarian), binge watching TV series, trying new makeup, and going on walks with her dog Snoopy.
Ruth is our Office Manager, but truthfully she is the office mom. She makes sure everyone has what they need, when they need it, and does it with a positive, yet playful attitude. We couldn’t have asked for a better person to step into our Design Manager family. Ruth is responsible for our bookkeeping, billing, and office entertainment. Let’s just say she has a candy dish for every holiday and season. Don’t let her fool you with her fun-loving spirit as underneath that layer she is all business. She negotiates our contracts with a fierce, bulldog mentality and she is famous for her “office bible” where she keeps all of our business procedures at arms’ reach.