Our four owners are all licensed therapists who bring a deep and diverse set of skills to the leadership team. Between the four of them, they’ve owned or managed inpatient and outpatient therapy businesses, and have worked in the sports, marketing and telecommunications arenas. Despite their busy schedules running our company, they still make time to treat the occasional patient.
Darin McSpadden, OTR/L, President, CEO
Darin is an occupational therapist and a founding partner in several healthcare businesses including Independence Rehab. As a driving force behind these companies, Darin specializes in fine-tuning the operations to produce an unmatched value for his customers and patients. Darin is the consummate CEO: forward-thinking, decisive, intuitive, and steady. It was his vision that determined the path of our company early on. Darin’s philanthropic activities include supporting the Now I Can Foundation for children with cerebral palsy and The Afghan Orphan Project.
In the year 2000 it was Jason’s extraordinary work at a small skilled nursing facility in Orem, Utah that lead the management of that facility to offer him a contract to provide physical therapy services. In that instant he went from being a physical therapist to a business owner—complete with a couple of his own employees. From there he showed the moxie to take risks and grow the business. He also specializes in the complexities of Medicare’s Prospective Payment System and all things operational. Jason is a founder and owner in several successful healthcare companies and lives with his wife and six children in Alpine, Utah.
Chad is a founding partner of Independence Rehab, and has a master’s degree in Physical Therapy. Prior to founding Independence Rehab, Chad owned and operated an out-patient clinic. He also worked with multiple Utah businesses to develop injury prevention, healthy worker, and post-injury recovery programs at the jobsite for their employees. He has been key in developing clinical programs and ensuring that excellent care is given at every level. Chad is involved in youth sports programs and does fundraising for the local high school teams. He also volunteers physical therapy services to the injured athletes.
Derek is a licensed physical therapist and founding partner of Independence Rehab and other healthcare businesses. His extensive sales and marketing experience has helped build and grow these businesses to include a national reach. Known as a problem-solver and creative thinker, Derek specializes in regulatory compliance, marketing, and in improving efficiencies and performance. Derek is on the healthcare advisory board of Eagle Condor Humanitarian, which focuses on relieving poverty, and is a business advisor for Teens Act!—a non-profit that helps at-risk teens attend college.