Prior to joining CATZ, Mike owned and operated two companies in the real estate field. His first business was a real estate development and management company that focused on properties in the Greater Boston Area. In 1991, he created RealtyIQ, a real estate information company that provided a comprehensive electronic database about commercial properties in a given market; a key tool for brokers, owners, investors, and property managers. As founder and president of this company, Mike developed the business from a concept into a 300-employee nationwide company that covered 53 markets across the United States. During the process, he negotiated the acquisition of a major competitor, raised $44 million of private equity capital, and ultimately sold the business in 2001 to a real estate services company jointly owned by four major commercial real estate firms.
From 2001 to 2003, Mike had been employed as an executive at Sapers & Wallack, a family business providing insurance and employee benefit services to companies throughout New England.
Mike received a BA from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Harvard Business School. A competitive skier, Mike coached the Ford Sayre Freestyle Ski Team at Dartmouth. He also played on the Dartmouth and HBS rugby teams.
Jim is the founder of CATZ and one of the country’s leading experts on creating and delivering exercise programs for children as well as inspiring kids to embrace the benefits of physical activity. Jim has been a featured speaker on these topics to organizations such as the American Physical Therapy Association; National Strength and Conditioning Association; the California Parks and Recreation Society; the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance; and the American Youth Soccer Organization.
Jim has been featured as an expert on training youth athletes in The New York Times, NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, Newsweek, Business Week, and Mens Health. He presently serves as an Adjunct Instructor of Clinical Physical Therapy at the University of Southern California.
Jim holds a BS from the University of Massachusetts and a Masters in Health Science from Springfield College. He has been a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) since 1995.
Todd has been extensively involved in sales and athletics. He was formerly a District Manager at Siebel Systems, selling multi-million dollar software systems to Fortune 500 companies in the New England and Mid-Atlantic States. Previously, he was involved in sales and business development for several start-up companies in the Boston area. Todd was also employed by TRACS, a sports marketing firm, where he managed grass roots promotion and sales programs. Immediately upon graduation from college, Todd served as an assistant football coach, recruiting coordinator, and assistant track & field coach at Pomona College in Claremont, CA. Largely as a result of his recruiting efforts, Pomona experienced a dramatic turnaround of its football program, posting its first winning record in 22 years. As a track & field coach, Todd coached a number of NCAA National Qualifiers.
Todd holds a BA degree from Williams College. At Williams, Todd was a record setting wide receiver and captain of the football team. He was also an All-American decathlete and five-time NCAA National Qualifier for the track team.
Kevin is a licensed physical therapist and founder of CATZ with almost 20 years experience focusing on sports rehab and performance training. Kevin has served as a consulting physical therapist for the Los Angeles Galaxy. He is also Director of Physical Therapy for CATZ Physical Therapy Institiute in Pasadena, CA. In this capacity, Kevin rehabilitates as many as 100 athletes per month, including such notables as World Champion Boxer Oscar De La Hoya, NBA All Star Stacey Augmon, and US National Team Captain Claudio Reyna.
Kevin, a collegiate football player, received his BS in physical therapy from the University of North Dakota.
Dan was among the top professional soccer players in the United States for over 10 years. Following an All-American career at Williams College, Dan played for four years in Japan’s prestigious J-League. Upon formation of the MLS, Dan returned to the US and played for the Galaxy, New England Revolution and San Jose Earthquakes. He was captain of the Galaxy, a member of the MLS All Star team and the USA Today Defender of the Year in 1997. Dan also played on the US National Team. In addition to his duties at CATZ, Dan also currently serves as the Head Men’s Soccer Coach for Claremont McKenna College. Dan has been married for ten years to Ruth and they have three kids Gabby, Joshua and Jackson.
Dan received a BS degree from Williams College. In addition to being a 3-time soccer All-American, he also played varsity lacrosse.