David Messersmith, Vice President, J/Brice Design, USA
Founded in 1991, J/Brice has worked with some of the most prominent individuals in the hospitality industry and has won every major industry award.
David has recently re-joined the company in an executive leadership capacity – and his key functions include Project Management as well as Marketing.
Prior to joining J/Brice he was Vice President for a multi-discipline interior design firm. His function was to help assemble the internal project teams, provide project oversight, and lead all the company’s marketing initiatives for their hospitality practice.
Previous to that, David was founder/owner of Lollipop Couture, a bespoke wallcovering company focusing on the hospitality industry. Because of this, David has a rare appreciation of being able to understand the intricacies of a project from both the product manufacturing side as well as the interior design point of view.
David has worked on some of the most high profile properties around the globe. He also has experience working with all the major flags as well as investment groups, developers, financial institutions, management companies and individual owners.
He is regularly quoted in trade publications, speaks at industry events, and is a guest lecturer at a major university. He also serves on the board of Emerging Leaders in Hospitality. David has most recently gained attention for his thoughts on ‘refinement vs. renovation’
He has been married for 13 years and has a four year old daughter. David is a graduate of North Central College in Naperville, Illinois and resides in Dallas, TX.