Chris loves business and as a junior high school student began to gather and sell exotic seeds that grow in the Southern Utah deserts to the U.S. Government. In his twenties, Chris opened and operated a small chain of retail department stores in Northern Utah and began to wholesale brand name merchandise to national giants such as Sam's Club, Costco, Longs Drug Stores, and Wal-Mart. In 1993, Chris joined a new partner and began a start-up company that manufactures armored passenger vehicles for high profile individuals. Chris served as President of International Armoring Corporation from 1993 until 2002. He speaks fluent Spanish, and directed IAC's expansion into Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, The Philippines, El Salvador, and Russia. In 2002, Chris sold his shares in IAC and formed Leading Tech Development. Chris oversees all aspects of the company including Site Selection, Financing, Lease Negotiation, Construction, and Human Resources. Chris has successfully financed, developed, and constructed over 300 commercial properties since 2003. In his spare time, Chris loves to hunt big game, spend time with his children and grandchildren, and work on classic cars.
Ryan joined the Leading Tech Development team full time in 2014. Before Joining the team, he spent many summers working for the company both on development and hand -on constructing buildings. In his early years, Ryan spent a lot of time on the excavation crew and still enjoys the days he can contribute best from an excavator. Ryan attended Utah State University and obtained a Bachelors degree in Accounting in 2011. From there, Ryan attended the University of Utah and pursued a joint Law and Masters in Real Estate Development Degree. He was the first combined JD/MRED graduate from the University of Utah and served as an ambassador to the Dean while a student. He is a licensed attorney in the State of Utah and is an expert in Land Use Law and Lease Negotiation. Ryan handles all things legal for Leading Tech Development including lease negotiation and preparation, easements, contracts, financing, etc. He also handles much of the day-to-day business and human resource issues. In his spare time, Ryan enjoys spending time with his wife and four children, waterskiing, yardwork, and working with his dad on classic cars.
Katrina joined Leading Tech Development in 2007 bringing with her experience in the banking industry, as well as working as a paralegal for a local law firm. Katrina has excellent computer skills, advanced certificates and training in QuickBooks. She directs all financial data within the company, and oversees all governmental reporting including taxes. Katrina is an expert at all things organization and keeps our operation running smoothly and efficiently. Katrina also oversees property management, accounting, and collections. Katrina interfaces with all corporate clients, provides timely construction reports and manages all human resource files.
Mike joined LTD in January of 2020 to assist us in growing our Tenant Improvement division. In the past year, he has done a wonderful job growing our TI division from 2-3 projects per year to completing over 10 projects with another 14 projected for 2021. Mike does a great job at putting our clients first, understanding their motivations, and making things happen in a way that will make them happy. Mike has also helped in our Development Division and has worked on the entitlement of numerous projects including a 36,000 Sq. Ft. office building as well as multiple dollar stores, fuel stations, quick-serve restaurants, and auto parts retailers.
Pablo is a gifted leader and a talented tradesman. His attention to detail is second to none and we would put his team up against anybody when it comes to moving dirt and laying down the mud! His driven, can-do attitude is one of our biggest competitive edges and his team plays a large role in setting us apart. When subs don't show, budgets are blown, and clients are nervous - Pablo and his team save the day. When not working, Pablo enjoys spending time with his daughter and playing Soccer with his crew. I know we might be biased, but we think the LTD soccer team is the best in Utah.
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