Rudy Padilla talks about Impact of UNLEASHED on Podcast

Published On: June 19, 2024Categories: Testimonials

On a recent episode of Cue the Next Leader with Angela Rizzo, Rudy Padilla shared his experience and the impact that UNLEASHED had on him as a person and as a dealer.

From an early age, Rudy Padilla, now Used Car Director at Berkeley Toyota, recognized the importance of building relationships and networking. Early in his career, he earned the nickname DTK, or Dealer Trade King, for his skill in establishing strong connections with other dealers to facilitate car trades.

Rudy’s dedication to customer service is unwavering. Whether his clients are buying cars or houses, his focus remains on providing them with the best experience and cultivating lasting relationships.

In November 2023, Rudy attended UNLEASHED, the VINCUE dealer conference in Kansas City. His participation was nearly derailed by a tragedy at his store, but he made it to the conference, where he met three individuals who profoundly influenced his personal and professional life: Glenn Lundy, Danelle Delgado, and Bill Donius. Their impact on Rudy’s outlook is profound, and his story is a testament to the power of connection and resilience.

He says UNLEASHED is also pivotal for success with VINCUE. It helped him go beyond just knowing and using the software to “wake up” to the true value behind the system. Thanks to UNLEASHED, he has continued to expand his use of VINCUE in his dealership and find new ways to buy and sell.

more info


  • Monday, Sept 23rd – Wednesday, Sept 25th, 2024, in Kansas City

  • Brand New Cascade Hotel + Conference Center on the Kansas City Plaza

  • Professional Development, Exclusive Training, Software Feature Development

  • Registration Fee includes Hotel, Food + Bev, & Special Events

  • 100+ VINCUE Dealers, Partners, & Industry Thought Leaders

why attend

vincue unleashed 2024

Hear what VINCUE dealers thought about their experience at VINCUE: UNLEASHED. 

Thank you!! The organization of the events was top-notch. The lineup of speakers was thoughtfully curated. It was a pleasure to gain valuable perspective and witness the advancements that VINCUE has to offer. I’m particularly excited about how these innovations can contribute to making our daily operations more efficient.

Brandon Hanson

General Manager
Manchester Mazda

What a class act the VINCUE UNLEASHED conference was. From the venue, to the speakers to the vendors, all are in first class pioneering the industry on our most critical time. A must have partner for success in 2024!!

Rudy Padilla

Used Car Sales Director
Toyota of Berkeley

The VINCUE unleashed user conference blew away any expectations that I had for the event. You could tell it was thoughtfully planned and carefully executed to provide a first-class experience. I left with a better understanding of the platform, new connections with other users and partners, and some personal development.

Nick Staropoli

Used Car Manager
Freeman Motor Co.



VINCUE: UNLEASHED would not be possible without our #TeamVINCUE partners and sponsors. Thank you to the partners that help make UNLEASHED possible.

Table Sponsor, Presenting Sponsor, Lunch Sponsor

Table Sponsor


vincue unleashed

Danelle Delgado

Team Engage

Katie Mares

Chief Inspiration Officer
Katie Mares

Paul J. Daly

Founder / CEO

Kerri Wise

Chief Marketing Officer
Kerri Wise

Bob Kain

General Manager
Jack Kain Ford

Chris Hoke


danny zaslavsky

Co-Founder, Managing Partner, VINCUE

Nicki Hodges

Chief Operating Officer, VINCUE

Jamie Longwell

Director of Performance

Chris Arnold

Director of Performance

Thank you to our esteemed keynote presenters, speakers, and panelists from 2023! Check back soon to see updated featured speakers for 2024, or apply to be a speaker!