President, EBX Insurance Services
After enlisting for the U.S. Marine Corps in 1965 and a 18 month tour of duty in South Vietnam from 1966 to 1968, I was Honorably Discharged in Nov. of 1969.
Because of this Military Training and a strong will to serve others I wanted to look for a carrier in service. I found that in the Insurance Industry. Serving families with their insurance needs was very fulfilling because of the friendships and closeness with the families. If there was a family loss, the insurance agent is heavily relied upon for help and advice.
I was licensed as a Life Insurance Agent for the Prudential Insurance Co. in Oct. 1970.
- Promoted to Sales Manager in 1976.
- Promoted to Assistant to the Vice President, Sales in Woodland Hills Ca. in 1979.
- Became the manager of the Downey California sales office in 1980.
In 1984 I decided to work with small to medium size businesses since some of my clients were owners of local companies. I eventually was trained and work in the Employee Benefit Plan markets. Our company model is now in 2010, 26 years old. We have changed the name from Bobadilla & Associates to Employee Benefit Exchange, Corp. so that we will always continue to be available as an entity for our clients.
My wife Patricia has fond memories of our home office starting in the garage with the leaky washing machine, and kids skating in the garage while she was trying to work. I do as well, and sometimes long for the simplicity of the times.
We eventually moved the office from La Mirada California to Arizona in 1990. We have raised our two girls Marisa and Andrea here, they are now both married, and we now have 2 grand-children. I am on the Board of Directors of the Gilbert Chamber of Commerce, enjoy golfing when time permits, and being involved with my family.
We bought a new washer, but we have kept the same philosophy; We still treat clients as family and put our service above all else.