1 hr 42 min

#51 Mark Kaufman, Building Athletico Ditch Digger CEO with Gary Rabine

    • Business

Mark Kaufman (@Athltcoguy) is the Founder and Executive Chairman of Athletico Physical Therapy a leading provider of outpatient physical and occupational therapy. Athletico offers the highest quality orthopedic rehabilitation services to communities, employers and athletes in over 500 locations throughout 12 states. He attended the University of Iowa, receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training and Physical Education in 1986. In 1988, Kaufman obtained an M.S. in Exercise and Sports Sciences from the University of Arizona, and in 1989 he earned his B.S. in Physical Therapy from Northwestern University.

Athletico employs over 5000 clinical and administrative staff and offers over 50 specialty programs and services. The growth of Athletico’s outreach programs has mirrored the advancement of their patient care. Athletico remains very much a close-knit, caring place to work, where a strong work ethic, commitment to continuing education, and dedication to superior customer service and community service are highly valued.

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Our goal is to inspire everyone to start their own business and help you grow it to millions or even billions in value so if you feel any benefit from this episode please let us know by leaving an iTunes review, sharing this episode on social media and emailing a link to anyone you think would also find benefit here. Thank you. 



2:45 Getting to know Mark Kaufman and Athletico Physical Therapy 

5:455 Mark Kaufman’s memories growing up in Iowa 

13:45 How Mark’s parents shaped his work ethic  

15:15 How Mark developed his work experience  

18:15 Mark and wrestling 

23:15 Mark’s career in sports  

28:15 Starting a career in Physical Therapy  

31:30 Mark’s Big Fat Greek Wedding  

32:45 Differentiation 

39:45 Athletico’s equity structure  

42:30 When the right person does not work out  

48:00 Scaling Athletico  

53:10 Acquisitions, core values, and how to grow your company 

1:05:0 Athletico now  

1:07:15 How Mark inspires his team 

1:12:10 Mark’s 10-year vision 

1:20:00 Physical Therapy and technology 

1:25:15 Athletico during the pandemic  

1:29:00 Mark’s interests  



Connect with Gary Rabine and DDCEO: 

Visit the DDCEO BLOG

Follow DDCEO on Instagram

Like DDCEO on Facebook

Follow DDCEO on Twitter

Subscribe on YouTube

Mark Kaufman (@Athltcoguy) is the Founder and Executive Chairman of Athletico Physical Therapy a leading provider of outpatient physical and occupational therapy. Athletico offers the highest quality orthopedic rehabilitation services to communities, employers and athletes in over 500 locations throughout 12 states. He attended the University of Iowa, receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training and Physical Education in 1986. In 1988, Kaufman obtained an M.S. in Exercise and Sports Sciences from the University of Arizona, and in 1989 he earned his B.S. in Physical Therapy from Northwestern University.

Athletico employs over 5000 clinical and administrative staff and offers over 50 specialty programs and services. The growth of Athletico’s outreach programs has mirrored the advancement of their patient care. Athletico remains very much a close-knit, caring place to work, where a strong work ethic, commitment to continuing education, and dedication to superior customer service and community service are highly valued.

Twitter  Instagram  LinkedIn  Facebook

Check out www.DitchDiggerCEO.com for this week's TOP 8 Business Growth strategies and subscribe to our newsletter to download Gary’s 13 Keys to Creating a Multi-Million Dollar Business.

Follow us on Instagram @DitchDiggerCEO for more helpful Business Growth tips.

Our goal is to inspire everyone to start their own business and help you grow it to millions or even billions in value so if you feel any benefit from this episode please let us know by leaving an iTunes review, sharing this episode on social media and emailing a link to anyone you think would also find benefit here. Thank you. 



2:45 Getting to know Mark Kaufman and Athletico Physical Therapy 

5:455 Mark Kaufman’s memories growing up in Iowa 

13:45 How Mark’s parents shaped his work ethic  

15:15 How Mark developed his work experience  

18:15 Mark and wrestling 

23:15 Mark’s career in sports  

28:15 Starting a career in Physical Therapy  

31:30 Mark’s Big Fat Greek Wedding  

32:45 Differentiation 

39:45 Athletico’s equity structure  

42:30 When the right person does not work out  

48:00 Scaling Athletico  

53:10 Acquisitions, core values, and how to grow your company 

1:05:0 Athletico now  

1:07:15 How Mark inspires his team 

1:12:10 Mark’s 10-year vision 

1:20:00 Physical Therapy and technology 

1:25:15 Athletico during the pandemic  

1:29:00 Mark’s interests  



Connect with Gary Rabine and DDCEO: 

Visit the DDCEO BLOG

Follow DDCEO on Instagram

Like DDCEO on Facebook

Follow DDCEO on Twitter

Subscribe on YouTube

1 hr 42 min

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