Member profile: David Ebenezer, The Drawing Board

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February 27, 2019
Member profile: David Ebenezer, The Drawing Board

Calling Starbucks your office away from home is so 2000.

Now, when you want to truly have an office and get real work done, you need a coworking space, such as The Drawing Board.

David Ebenezer is the property manager for the coworking and event space and is the chamber's 2018 Rookie of the Year.

“The Drawing Board started with the idea that we want to bring people ‘back to the drawing board,’” where startups and small businesses can come together and get the help they need to be successful,” Ebenezer said.

Networking groups and members who support each other with various business services and even in-house promotional items make The Drawing Board a one-stop shop for small business.

Ebenezer, who loves to travel and tries to get away almost every month, took a circuitous route to be the property manager. “The term property manager is just a glorified way of saying that I do just about everything for our coworking space,” he said.

He received his associates in electrical engineering from Mountain View College and a bachelor’s in business, engineering, and physical science from The University of Texas at Arlington.

“I realized early on that I was too talkative for engineering, so decided to pursue business,” he said. He worked in corporate retail and recruiting before taking on his current assignment.

“I actually worked for my employer for a different company in charge of business development,” he said. “By business development, I mean that I basically am the only employee of the business, create a business model and figure out what I need to do to keep the company afloat. Once I have successfully created the company and I have hired others to replace my position, then I move on to the next project.”

Ebenezer joined the chamber when a member suggested it would be good exposure for The Drawing Board.

“I started attending Richardson Young Professionals regularly before I decided to join the planning committee. I had never worked with any other chamber before Richardson, and I don’t feel like I ever need to!”
 
“I joined to find a place to help network TDB, and ended up finding a great group of people that go out of their way to mention TDB to everyone they meet. The chamber has been awesome to us, and we couldn’t be more thankful for the amount of support they have been to us,” he said.