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Matt DiMauro, 26

Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Fyzical

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Matt DiMauro does nothing slowly.

He talks fast, moves quickly and is a get-things-done
rising star at one of the fastest-growing businesses in the region, Sarasota-based Fyzical.

More speed: On the question of does he lunch out or at his desk DiMauro replied: “Eating out during the week can be rather time consuming, so I typically eat lunch quickly at my desk unless I have a business luncheon scheduled.”

Fyzical, which is building a nationwide network of franchised physical therapy centers under one brand, grew revenue 70.2% last year, from $4.7 million in 2015 to $8 million. The company has grown from one location in 2013 to 260 today, and it ranked No. 156 on the 2017 Inc. 500 list of the fastest-growing companies nationwide.

An Akron, Ohio native, DiMauro proved himself early on with Fyzical, when he took over what was then a faltering two-location Fyzical physical therapy business in Fort Myers in 2014. Revenues had been falling there for three straight years. But under DiMauro the business shifted, and went from $680,000 in revenue to more than $4 million in three years.

DiMauro says he keenly focused on getting more productivity out of physical therapists, and also instituted more efficiencies on scheduling and other non-medical parts of the business. He says one key move was to put proven theories into actual practice — not just talk about it.

A challenge early on: DiMauro supervised people both considerably older, and in a field, health care, he knew little about. The changes in the way they did business, says DiMauro, wasn’t an easy sell, at first. But the success and growth won people over. “I went to school to fix businesses,” he says, “while they went to school to help heal people.”

— Mark Gordon

Survey says

Name: Matt DiMauro

Age: 26

City of residence: Sarasota

Twitter handle: @MatthewDiMauro

Employer: Fyzical LLC

Title: Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Birthplace: Akron, Ohio

Years on the Gulf Coast: 4

Marital status/children: I am married to the love of my life, Colleen, and we have a precious 4-month-old daughter named Lily.

Alma mater/degree: I attended Rollins College and graduated with a degree in International Business.

Best place to network: Airplanes. I am a frequent traveler for business and sometimes find myself sitting next to someone who can add value to my line of business and vice versa.

Messy desk or clean workspace: A little bit of both. Depends if my office door is open or closed.

Eat lunch out or at your desk: Eating out during the week can be rather time consuming so I typically eat lunch quickly at my desk unless I have a business luncheon scheduled.

Best business lesson ever learned: You can only move or control three things in business: 1. Yourself. You can move yourself and this is all about how you use your time and where you prioritize your focus. 2. People. This includes subordinates and others around you that you can directly influence. 3. Capital. How and where you deploy capital. Of these, people are most important.

Weirdest job you’ve ever had: I’ve never held a “weird” job per se, however, when I first became a manager and had direct reports twice my age, this felt a little weird at first.

A website that makes your job easier: I don’t know what I would do without Google.

App you use the most: According to my iPhone, the answer is: Messages, Safari and Mail.

One thing you do everyday: Every morning I start my day by reading while riding a recumbent exercise bike.

Community group you’re most involved with: Church of the Palms

Favorite off-hours activity: Spending time with my family

Two people, dead or alive, you’d like to have dinner with: Genghis Khan and Napoleon Hill

What you would be doing if you could pick another career: Perhaps an investment banker or venture capitalist? This is a tough question to answer as I couldn’t possibly imagine doing anything other than what I do today.

Top item on your bucket list: I’d like to take my family and extended family on an African safari.

Your happy place is: Home!

Your biggest fear: Procrastination

Favorite Ted Talk: “Why I read a book a day and why you should too” – Tai Lopez. Although I don’t read a book a day, I have been able to read one book per week over the past two years.

Skill you’d like to learn: I’ve always been fascinated with helicopters and would love to learn how to fly one.

Who would play you in a movie about your life: Patrick Adams who plays Mike Ross in the television show “Suits”

Describe yourself in three words: Ambitious, caring and serving


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