Who We Are
DesignerAdvantage, Inc. is the first company to provide a fully integrated bookkeeping, billing management and purchasing service exclusively to the interior design trade. These services enable interior designers to focus more time on their core competencies – sales and customer service – while improving both their overall profitability, capacity for growth and quality of life on the job.
DA was founded in January 2000 by Tom Ruskin and Marc Molinsky, who obtained his CPA while working at Ernst & Young. Marc and Tom recognized that there were no cost effective solutions available to assist designers with running the business side of a design business. For over twelve years, DA has been managing interior design businesses of all sizes throughout the United States. DA has established a culture that is dedicated to integrity, hard work, and excellence in all that we do for our clients.
CEO: Marc A. Molinsky
DA is led by the nation’s leading expert on the business of interior design, CEO Marc A. Molinsky. Marc is a graduate of Boston College and was formerly a CPA at Ernst & Young LLP before founding DesignerAdvantage in 2000.
Growing up in a family that focussed on the world of business and the world of fine art provided Marc the inspiration to create DesignerAdvantage, Inc. in January 2000.
Marc spent his childhood days in Indiana and Ohio. He followed his father’s and brother’s footsteps and became a CPA while working in the Boston office of Ernst & Young LLP. Marc’s sophisticated background in accounting, when combined with over 12 years of industry experience, establishes his knowledge and insight of the business of interior design and architecture unprecedented in the industry.
Marc is a passionate golf enthusiast and he even beat Tiger Woods in a long drive competition when he was 17! Marc also has a love of college basketball and received a full scholarship to play Division 1 basketball at Boston College where he was captain of the team and the first basket player in the school’s history to receive the Big-East Scholar Athlete of the Year award in 1995.
Marc currently lives outside of Boston with his wife and two young children.