David Budd


Using his financial brokerage mindset, David developed the used furniture business model and brought it to the Raleigh market in 1998. He went on to found Carolina Office Xchange LLC in 2008. Providing small and mid-market businesses with furniture solution in North Carolina and expanded it into a full-service dealership capitalizing on the “green story”. Drawing on his 20 years of industry experience, David offers a variety of solutions for his clients and provides a solid training environment for team members to grow their experience. He focuses on a high level of service, quality and being able to offer great value to his customers. He has a strong sense of community and has helped several charities with furniture needs. In his spare time, David enjoys trading the stock market and investing, road trips on his Harley and golf.

BS in Finance from Rochester Institute of Technology
6 years banking and finance experience
20 years furniture experience

Carolyn Mercer

Account Manager

Originally from Canada, we try not to hold it against her, Carolyn has a B.S. in Interior Design from Meredith College. She has been with Carolina Office Xchange for 4 years now and experience in the design industry 10 years.  Carolyn has recently been bitten by the travel bug and is constantly planning her next adventure with her husband. When not out and about Carolyn loves a good scary movie and playing with her two West Highland Terriers; Zero and Harley.  

Kirsten Dye

Sales and Admin Support

Kirsten is our fitness guru, a graduate of NC State (Go Pack!) with a B.S. in Sport Management, and minors in Business Administration and Spanish.  She’s now entered the furniture industry full throttle, and you know what they say, once you are in it… you never get out! Kirsten has been with Carolina Office Xchange 4 years now. She has a great love for our furry dog friends, and has turned into the go-to dog sitter in the office.  Loves to go to concerts and try out all the new restaurants in the area.  Her favorite band is Mumford & Sons.