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Co-owner, founder and creative CEO behind the brands - Global Views, Studio A Home – a Global Views Company and a direct to consumer website - www.williamdscott.com. David Gebhart grew up on a red dirt cotton and wheat farm in Southwestern Oklahoma. He attended Texas Tech University as a landscape architecture major – transferring to The University of North Texas where he received a Bachelors of Business Administration Marketing degree with a fashion emphasis.
Gebhart has a 42 year career covering all segments of the home furnishings industry. Starting from a department stores training program to buyer with Federated Department Store brands – Sanger Harris, Foley’s, May Company, and Macy’s. He was fortunate to learn international sourcing and product development under the tutelage of mentors at The Bombay Company in the late 1980’s through 1995. Gebhart, along with his partners Frederick Rayner and Lois Del Negro, started Global Views as a decorative accessory wholesale brand in 1996. Now over 26 years into this experience, Global Views has grown into a total home décor resource for furniture stores, specialty gift shops, e-commerce partners, and an increasingly important channel of distribution – interior designers.
Global Views has showrooms in 5 major market centers across the United States – High Point, New York, Atlanta, Dallas, and Las Vegas. Branded Global Views wholesale showrooms and retail boutiques can be found worldwide from Saudi Arabia, Australia, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Indonesia, Manilla, and Russia. Considered by many to be a trend setting leader in home décor, Gebhart’s company is always pushing style, design, and trends forward as a company.