David Elkington founded Xant (formerly InsideSales.com) in 2004 to revolutionize the Sales Industry through a data driven reformation by empowering sales reps and leaders with intelligent tools, insights and technology.
Dave currently serves as the Chairman of the Board at Xant and previously as the CEO where he led the organization as they grew across the globe, raised over $300M of venture investment, and supported many of the largest companies in the world in their digital sales transformation.
Active in the Utah technology community, Dave is a co-founder of Silicon Slopes, an initiative to promote Utah’s high-tech industry. He teaches entrepreneurship at Brigham Young University, is an active investor and adviser in technology start-ups, and is passionate about K-12 computer science education where he and his wife Alese founded KidsCode and GirlsCode, a private/public sector bridge program to teach computer science in Utah’s elementary schools and summer camps.
Dave has been recognized as Ernst and Young’s 2014 Entrepreneur of The Year™, AA-ISP’s 25 Most Influential Inside Sales Professionals, Utah Business Magazine Top 40 under 40. He is active in the evolution and definition of the artificial intelligence and the sales industry and speaks regularly on the topic. He has authored articles that have appeared in Harvard Business Review, Kellogg School of Management, Forbes, Fortune, TechCrunch, The Wall Street Journal and other academic and industry publications. He has been featured on CNBC, Nasdaq, Bloomberg and similar TV networks.
Dave studied at Brigham Young University and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy with minors in Business, Japanese and Hebrew and a partial Masters in Computer Engineering. Dave and his wife have two children and spend their free time in water sports in Utah’s Lake Powell, mountain biking, skiing, hiking and camping.