ANN ARBOR, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--John Rotche, CEO of TITLE Boxing Club International, the nation’s largest boxing fitness franchise, was recently named as one of 10 leading franchise professionals that have been elected to the International Franchise Association (IFA) Board of Directors. Rotche, along with the other nine industry leaders, will take over the coveted role on the board at the conclusion of the 56th Annual Convention in San Antonio on February 23, 2016.
In his new role, Rotche brings extensive franchise experience and a great deal of knowledge and passion to the position. He began his career with leadership positions first at the World Headquarters of Domino’s Pizza, where he went on to be recognized as the brand’s World Wide Trainer of the Year and then moved on and served in a leadership role with Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. After years as an executive, Rotche followed his entrepreneurial spirit in 2002 and purchased a single-van air duct cleaning company that he ran from his daughter’s bedroom. He eventually franchised the concept under the name DUCTZ and built it into the nation’s largest duct cleaning franchise with more than 150 units. In 2008, Rotche identified an additional opportunity within the commercial kitchen exhaust cleaning industry and launched the HOODZ franchise which he grew to over 140 locations in under two years. Rotche also orchestrated the sale of these two brands to the billion dollar property restoration giant, Belfor.
In April 2012, Rotche accepted the position as both President and Partner of TITLE Boxing Club International, which is currently one of the fastest growing group fitness companies in America with more than 150 open clubs and another 250 clubs under development nationwide and in Mexico. Rotche’s most recent endeavor was the creation of his newest company Franworth. Franworth is the management company and equity partner of multiple franchise brands including TITLE Boxing Club, Spavia Day Spas, and Sweetwaters Coffee and Tea. Rotche serves as Franworth’s Managing Director and CEO.
"We are thrilled that these franchise business leaders will join the IFA Board of Directors,” said IFA Chair Melanie Bergeron, CFE, chairwoman of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, International. “Franchising will benefit from their experience and counsel as we work to protect the franchise model and educate the public and policymakers about the contributions that franchising makes to the country and around the world.”
Rotche has not only had his hand in numerous successful franchise organizations but has subsequently built a pristine reputation in industry, earning a variety of recognitions and accolades during his career. He was recognized in 2007 by Crain’s Detroit Business as one of the Top 40 Executives under the age of 40. In 2011, Rotche was honored with both the Entrepreneur of the Year award from the IFA and the Entrepreneurship award from his Alma Mater the University of Michigan. Rotche was also the recipient of the 2015 Outstanding Business Leader Award from Northwood University, and recognized with 2015 The Career Achievement Award from the University of Michigan. He is a frequent guest on FOX Business and Bloomberg, and has authored multiple articles for industry publications and is a frequent speaker at franchise-related events. Rotche is also credited for creating FranShip, the IFA’s mentorship program.
“To be elected to the Board of Directors for the IFA is quite an honor, but what is even more exciting is the fact that I am accompanied on the board by the best of the best in the industry,” said John Rotche, CEO of TITLE Boxing Club International. “With our guidance, knowledge and expertise, I am confident that we can continue to advance the franchise business model and demonstrate its positive contributions to American’s economy.”
About TITLE Boxing Club®
TITLE Boxing Clubs offer explosive trainer-led, total-body boxing and kickboxing fitness workouts that help women and men burn up to 1,000 calories an hour in group classes. TITLE Boxing Club was founded by retired professional boxer and promoter Danny Campbell and Kansas businessmen Tom Lyons. Current ownership is under Lyons, Campbell, Rotche and Rick Washburn. The company is currently ranked No. 230 on 2015’s Entrepreneur magazine 36th Annual Franchise 500® list and No. 90 on the magazine’s “2015 Fastest Growing Franchises” list. TITLE Boxing Club is also ranked No. 250 on the 2015 Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest-growing, privately-held companies and No. 347 on 2014 Franchise Times Top 200 (Plus 300) list. For more information on TITLE Boxing Club, visit www.TITLEBoxingClub.com. To learn more about the fitness franchise opportunity, visit www.TITLEFranchise.com.
About the International Franchise Association
Celebrating 55 years of excellence, education and advocacy, the International Franchise Association is the world's oldest and largest organization representing franchising worldwide. IFA works through its government relations and public policy, media relations and educational programs to protect, enhance and promote franchising and the more than 780,000 franchise establishments that support nearly 8.9 million direct jobs, $890 billion of economic output for the U.S. economy and 3 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). IFA members include franchise companies in over 300 different business format categories, individual franchisees and companies that support the industry in marketing, law, technology and business development.