Dirk Ochs | COO @ Athlete Network
Carpe diem
BACKGROUND
I grew up in Odessa, TX and played at Odessa Permian my sophomore year (same year "Friday Night Lights" was written about.) My family relocated to Kansas City right before my junior year of high school. I was recruited to play football for Kansas State University from 1991-95 and graduated with a degree in Kinesiology. After graduation, I worked in the financial services industry and also did some M&A work before joining Athlete Network where currently I am the COO. I didn`t realize it at the time, but athletics prepared me for pretty much anything I was going to face in the "real" world. It`s great to work for a company that recognizes those characteristics in athletes and provides the resources to help them achieve their goals

I am responsible for overseeing all business operations and resources. Develop and manage sales processes and metrics, account management/client relations processes, and marketing. Ensure teams are achieving goals and continuing to improve and innovate. Also responsible for all human resource functions including recruiting and staffing internal positions, as well as financial analysis and performance of individual business units and company as a whole. Prior positions at Athlete Network include sales, account management, recruiting, and business operations.

I also have a passion for striving to live a healthy lifestyle and launched The Healthy Athlete group that will address all aspects of healthy living including physical, emotional, and even financial health since everything is inter-connected. Feel free to read our posts and send a request to join if you have good information or resources to share. I like trying new food/recipes, physical activities, and experiences in general. We have a limited amount of time on this planet and I want to make the most of my opportunity to be here.
ABOUT
PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS
Executive Management
Operations Management
Project/Program Management
Management
PERSONAL INTERESTS
gardening
working out
hiking/outdoor activities
Archery
Bicycling
Bow hunting
Exercising
Reading
Shooting
CURRENT ATHLETIC PURSUITS
Cycling / For fun at Indian Creek Trail
Golf / For fun
Krav Maga / For fun
lifting weights / For Fun
MY FAVORITE FITNESS APPS
MY TOP TRAITS
Accountable
Disciplined
Loves a Challenge
ACTIVITIES & SOCIETIES
Kansas State Football 1991-95

Past president Johnson County Rotary

Past member and president of Rotary Club of Johnson County

Youth flag football coach
PHOTO & VIDEO