Press Release

Golden Bear Therapy Partners Taps Industry Veteran Brent Mack as Chief Executive Officer

July 14, 2021

Golden Bear Therapy Partners (“Golden Bear” or “GBTP”), a leading provider of outpatient physical therapy and rehabilitation services, today announced the addition of industry veteran Brent Mack as Chief Executive Officer. Mack succeeds Bobby Ismail, who has taken on the role of Founder and President.

“Brent brings tremendous industry experience and operational expertise at a critical point in Golden Bear’s growth journey,” said Bobby Ismail. “In two years, Golden Bear has grown from under twenty clinics to 99 integrated locations. Brent’s experience leading large physical therapy organizations will be central to Golden Bear’s mission of expansion and delivering superior patient care. Additionally, Brent’s nearly 20 years of clinical, C-suite, and rehabilitation services experience will be incredibly valuable continuing Golden Bear’s growth strategy and success.”

Backed by Shore Capital Partners (“Shore Capital”), Golden Bear Therapy Partners consists of 99 clinics providing a comprehensive range of outpatient physical therapy services across California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona and Texas, with plans to expand throughout the U.S. Mike Cooper, Co-Founder and Partner of Shore Capital and Chairman of the Board of GBTP said, “Brent has a fantastic track record in multi-site healthcare and outpatient physical therapy and we are thrilled to bring him in as Golden Bear’s CEO. We are confident he will work with Bobby and the rest of the team at GBTP to enhance our growth and build a scaled, differentiated platform that is the partner of choice for physical therapists across the country.”

Mack, a licensed physical therapist, spent 18 years with ATI Physical Therapy where he helped grow the company from 1 clinic to over 800. Mack spent the bulk of his time as the Chief Operating Officer and was instrumental in the development and execution of the company’s strategy and operating model. “I’m grateful to be a part of the Golden Bear team. I’m looking forward to helping Golden Bear grow while maintaining a best in class culture and patient experience.”

Ismail, in his new role as Founder and President, will be instrumental in Golden Bear’s continued growth as well, applying several decades of clinical and business development experience in leading the company’s geographical expansion.

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