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David Ibarra

President and CEO

David R. Ibarra is a leadership consultant, speaker, and author from Salt Lake City. At 28 years old he started his first business, beginning an entrepreneurial career that spans the hospitality, automotive, and leadership consulting industries. He is the founder of eLeaderTech, IBG, David Ibarra Enterprises and the Think and Grow Rich Institute – Latin America.


Humble Beginnings

David’s story began as the son of a Mexican immigrant father and a rural Utah mother. When his parents divorced, 2-year-old David and his 3-year-old brother were placed into foster care until they reconnected with their father as teenagers. At eighteen years of age, David started his career in the hospitality industry as a dishwasher. Ten years later, he became the youngest franchise owner of Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour Restaurant - a division of the Marriott Corporation.


Business Leader

David held several leadership positions for the Marriott Corporation, and was the general manager of a large automobile dealership. These experiences, from entry level to leadership, prepared him to form the Ibarra companies which include an insurance firm, brokerage firm, learning institute, and performance software company. David is an accomplished public speaker, trainer, and success coach who is invited to deliver keynote addresses all across the United States. David received a U.S. Patent for his performance management software “Executing the Standards®”. He is also the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Salt Lake Community College.


Giving Back

David has participated in a variety of community and leadership positions including an appointment by President Bill Clinton to the U.S. Air Force Academy Board of Visitors. He has also served as a board member for the Salt Lake International Airport, Utah Private Industry Council, Central Region Council of the Utah Department of Workforce Services, the Utah New Vehicle Franchise Board, Latino Leaders Network, and Utah Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

Much of David’s personal charitable contributions are directed to the Ibarra Foundation, established in 2004 to make college possible for Latino students. Over 100 students have received full tuition scholarships from the Ibarra Foundation. For more than 30 years, David has been committed to “Time Tithing” - weekly mentoring sessions for people, from all walks of life, who bring their business ideas and concerns to him for advice.

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David Ibarra
President and CEO

David R. Ibarra is a leadership consultant, speaker, and author from Salt Lake City. At 28 years old he started his first business, beginning an entrepreneurial career that spans the hospitality, automotive, and leadership consulting industries. He is the founder of eLeaderTech, IBG, David Ibarra Enterprises and the Think and Grow Rich Institute – Latin America.


Humble Beginnings

David’s story began as the son of a Mexican immigrant father and a rural Utah mother. When his parents divorced, 2-year-old David and his 3-year-old brother were placed into foster care until they reconnected with their father as teenagers. At eighteen years of age, David started his career in the hospitality industry as a dishwasher. Ten years later, he became the youngest franchise owner of Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour Restaurant - a division of the Marriott Corporation.


Business Leader

David held several leadership positions for the Marriott Corporation, and was the general manager of a large automobile dealership. These experiences, from entry level to leadership, prepared him to form the Ibarra companies which include an insurance firm, brokerage firm, learning institute, and performance software company. David is an accomplished public speaker, trainer, and success coach who is invited to deliver keynote addresses all across the United States. David received a U.S. Patent for his performance management software “Executing the Standards®”. He is also the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Salt Lake Community College.


Giving Back

David has participated in a variety of community and leadership positions including an appointment by President Bill Clinton to the U.S. Air Force Academy Board of Visitors. He has also served as a board member for the Salt Lake International Airport, Utah Private Industry Council, Central Region Council of the Utah Department of Workforce Services, the Utah New Vehicle Franchise Board, Latino Leaders Network, and Utah Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

Much of David’s personal charitable contributions are directed to the Ibarra Foundation, established in 2004 to make college possible for Latino students. Over 100 students have received full tuition scholarships from the Ibarra Foundation. For more than 30 years, David has been committed to “Time Tithing” - weekly mentoring sessions for people, from all walks of life, who bring their business ideas and concerns to him for advice.

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Mike Hill
Vice President - Dealer Development

Mike grew up in Southern California. His family moved to Salt Lake City when Mike was 16 years old. Upon completing high school Mike attended the University of Utah studying criminal law. While attending the University of Utah Mike began working part-time for one of the city's major hotels. Mike excelled in the hotel industry and was soon promoted to Convention Services Manager.

While pursuing a new opportunity in the hotel industry, a quirk of fate introduced Mike to the automobile business. Stopping at a small coffee shop he met a group of automobile salespeople who were on break. They were carrying on at great lengths about the virtues of the car business. Mike decided to see if any of it was true by answering an ad at a local dealership, and was immediately hired. The rest is history.

Early in his career fate once again took a hand in Mike's future when the F&I manager at his dealership left and Mike was asked to temporarily fill-in. Mike accepted the challenge and was an instant success. During his automotive career Mike has held the following positions: Team Leader, F&I Manager, Sales Manager, and General Sales Manager. Mike truly walks his talk and we are pleased to have Mike serve our team.

Mike and his wife have three children and five grandchildren. He enjoys boating, working in the yard and spending time with his family.

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Wade Taylor
Vice President Reinsurance / Product Development

Wade joined the IBG/eLeaderTech® team in 2014 and values being of service to our client dealers, using his extensive and varied business experience to help bring superior F&I products and solutions to their F&I departments, working to ensure maximum profitability for the dealership while creating new wealth separate from the dealership for our dealers and their families.

Wade has worked in the automotive industry since 2003, developing and managing business operations and information systems for automotive F&I and reinsurance products, as well as vehicle inventory management & marketing programs, working with companies such as SouthwestRe, Western General, Protective Life, AAA, CUDL, Warrantech and Dealer.com.

Prior to entering the automotive industry, Wade worked as a management consultant with Andersen Consulting (now Accenture), Ernst & Young Consulting, and independently in New York, Sweden and California. With a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and an M.B.A. from New York University’s Stern School of Business in Management, Marketing and International Business, Wade has provided strategic management, operations, and custom information systems development and support services in the finance, manufacturing, retail, and media & entertainment industries, working with companies including TCW Group, SegaSoft, Warner Bros. Entertainment, Westvaco Corporation, ICA Handlarnas Förbund, and Mercantile Stores Company, Inc.

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Diane Davidson
Area Dealer Development / Variable Operations Coach

After receiving a degree in Marketing from the University of Las Vegas and working for four years for Steve Wynn at the Golden Nugget, Diane went looking for adventure. What she found, in her words, was "Chevrolet." She spent the next several years working at Henderson Chevrolet and its sister store, Fairway Chevrolet, gaining knowledge and experience in automotive sales. A couple years later, she was offered the position of Director of Internet Sales and back-up F&I Manager at a Lexus dealership in Las Vegas, a role she accepted and in which she quickly excelled. After serving in that position for three years, Diane was promoted to Director of F&I where she led a team of four F&I managers. In 2009, Diane moved back to Utah to be closer to her family, including six siblings, accepting a position with Strong Automotive Group as F&I Director.

Diane has always been inspired by others who are passionate about what they do and who are driven to succeed. Her current position as an Area Dealer Development / Variable Operations Coach allows her to reciprocate that same inspiration and drive to the clients she serves.

Diane enjoys traveling and has spent time visiting the beaches of the South Pacific, the Caribbean, and the Mexican Riviera. She also enjoys rock and ice climbing, as well as four-wheeling and snowmobiling across the rugged terrains of Utah and Montana.

At home, they raise chickens and enjoy tending their bountiful garden and fruit trees.