Meet David R. Ibarra

Author | Speaker | Entrepreneur | Community Leader

David R. Ibarra is a leadership consultant, speaker, and author from Salt Lake City, Utah. 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 Beyond Think and Grow Rich Institute.

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.

Business Leader

David held several leadership positions for the Marriott Corporation and was the general manager of a large Ford Motor Company 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, Latino Leaders Network, among others.

Much of David's personal charitable contributions are directed to the Ibarra Foundation, established in 2004 to make college possible for Latino students. Over 130 students have received full tuition scholarships from his 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.

"You have to give-give-give before you get-get-get"
-David R. Ibarra