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David Farca

International Business Group
President
Born and raised in Mexico City, he started his first business in the retail industry, selling accessories and gifts during his high school years. He later sold the business as a three store chain while still in college. David graduated from UI (Universidad Iberoamericana) with a degree in Biomedical Engineering, which created the opportunity for his second venture in the medical
field, manufacturing antiseptics, plaster of paris and distributing surgical lasers. David’s real interest remained in medical imaging and after the sale of the manufacturing side of the business, he restructured the distribution side to accommodate medical imaging equipment.
With his experience in the field and a degree in Medical Imaging Infrastructure from MIT, David’s opinion in designing and specifying digital imaging departments became very well respected throughout Mexico becoming a business column writer for
“Diagnostic Imaging America Latina” a Miller Freeman Publication and a Board Member of the Mexican Society and the Mexican Federation of Radiology (SMRI and FMRI). Trying to balance his college technical background with his self-taught business experience, David pursued an MBA degree from ITAM (Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México). His medical imaging venture added manufacturing facilities for x-ray film while transitioning hospitals from analogical to digital imaging equipment. After the sale of the business, David and his wife Mavi, moved to Scottsdale with the purpose of turning their passion for cross border business, into their third business endeavor. Their efforts created a holding group of international companies in several industries including manufacturing, hospitality and professional sports. David now consults companies wanting to expand operations in Mexico and the United States.
Not all of David’s achievements have been in the business world. In the sports world, he attained a third degree black belt in Karate and the highest degree in oriental weapons. David also is a former member of the Mexican Alpine Olympic Ski Team and a former Member of the Mexican Olympic Committee and the International Federation of Ski (FIS). David is also a firm believer in giving back to the communities where he has lived and done business in. Some of his accomplishments are:
o Served as president of the YEO (Young Entrepreneur’s Organization) Arizona Chapter.
o Member of the Phoenix Thunderbirds serving as Cabinet member for the 2009, 2011 and 2016 Phoenix Open
Tournaments and as Council member for the organization in 2009 and 2011
o Founding Member and past Chapter Chair of YPO (Young Presidents Organization) Scottsdale Chapter
o Past Board Member of the Latin American Art Alliance a support organization to the Phoenix Art Museum
o Past Board Member of the Real Estate Committee of the Arizona Mexico Commission
o Past Board Member of the Arizona Super Bowl XLIX Host Committee
o Past Board Member of the Barrow Neurological Foundation
o Trustee of The Nature Conservancy, AZ and Mexico Chapters
o Member of Governor Doug Ducey’s Financial and Transition Committies
o Past Board Member of Arizona 2016 College Championship Organizing Committee
o Past President of the Arizona-Mexico Commission, appointed by Governor Doug Ducey
o Advisor to the United States Global Leadership Coalition
o Past Board Member of DRG Technologies
o Member of the Advisory Board of The Consular Corps of Arizona
o Member of the Arizona Zanjeros, a busniess advisory board to the Governor of Arizona
Father of David IV and husband to Mavi, they enjoy life in the Arizona desert (their primary residence) while maintaining close personal relationships in Mexico, Latin America and Spain. They enjoy traveling, golfing, skiing, cycling and fine arts