Jim Pietsch | Founder and CEO
Jim founded Interstate Rehab in 1985 with the vision of providing the best quality service at an affordable price and developing physical and occupational therapists to their full potential. As the company’s CEO, Jim leads Interstate Rehab through the focused engagement with hospital executive teams, market expansion, acquisition, and finance, while building a strong brand presence.
Jim’s professional roots in finance, business development, and sales extend throughout Southern California having led a regional sales team for Canon USA; as well as having built his banking career from the ground up to Vice President at Union Bank — prior to founding Interstate Rehab.
Jim earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from UCLA and worked on a presidential campaign while in college. He has the distinct honor to have been named as one of America’s Outstanding Young Men. Jim enjoys the outdoors, golfing, water-skiing, hiking, shooting, and other outside activities. Jim is also an active member of Salem Lutheran Church in Glendale.