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Mark Kaufman

Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Athletico
Mark Kaufman, who also holds degrees from the University of Arizona, Northwestern University, and the University of Iowa, is the president and founder of Athletico, a provider of outpatient physical therapy, sports medicine and rehabilitation services in Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana. Kaufman founded the company in 1991, which now offers clinical services in 85 locations in and around the Chicago area, Milwaukee, WI, and Indiana. In addition to serving the general public, Athletico contracts with many professional sports teams—including the Chicago Bears, Chicago Bulls, Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago White Sox, Chicago Fire, and US Soccer—and dance companies, high schools and colleges throughout the Chicago area, including Northwestern University, University of Illinois and the Big Ten. Athletico is also involved with outreach services for many endurance events and training groups and golf groups such as the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, Illinois PGA, and the Chicago District Golf Association. Over the past 23 years Kaufman has carefully monitored the growth of his company. Athletico has grown to 85 locations, 10 managed locations, 1 golf and sports performance center, and has added additional programs such as hand therapy, women’s health, spine school, vestibular/concussion, pediatrics, video throwing and running analysis, running and endurance programs, and personal fitness and golf programs. 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 are highly valued.