Auto Dealer Live is hosted by David Villa, CEO of iPD. David has over 20 years of experience working in the Automotive industry and is passionate about being a voice of change that pushes the industry forward in a positive direction.
In addition to David Villa, Auto Dealer Live also has two terrific co-hosts in David Cribbs and Tommy Elwell. Cribbs began his automotive career in 1989 and to this day remains passionate about the industry that gave him his start. Tommy’s sales career began a little over 10 years ago, 8 of which he has served under the direction of David Villa at iPD.
The purpose of Auto Dealer Live is to bring together automotive’s best and brightest in an effort to create positive change, promote growth and generate open discussions on ways to improve current industry standards. Each week we discuss a wide array of topics ranging from F&I, BDC, Sales Training, Company Culture and more. We, along with our guests, strive to find out what works, what doesn’t work and aim to provide solutions that will help solve problems dealers and salespeople often encounter.
Auto Dealer Live premiered in 2012 with a single mission in mind – to bring about positive change within the automotive industry which not only promotes growth, but helps reshape its image. We felt it was time to kick the old snake oil salesman mentality and image to the curb and show consumers what an incredible community of honest, hardworking individuals we have in the automotive world.
Be sure to catch the show every Thursday at 3:30PM EST! It airs live right here on our website and can also be found on Facebook Live and YouTube Live. Don’t miss it!
The Auto Dealer Live studio is located in Tampa, FL at iPD headquarters. On occasion we film at remote locations, so you might just see us at a dealership or automotive conference near you!