President, TITLE Boxing Club – Ann Arbor, Michigan
After graduating from college in 1990, John Rotche began his career in franchising at the Michigan based pizza giant, Domino’s. There, he quickly advanced from delivering pizzas to directing operations for hundreds of the chain’s stores throughout the country, which led to various promotions and recognition as the organization’s World Wide Trainer of the Year.
After the conglomerate was sold, Rotche accepted a senior level position with Krispy Kreme Doughnuts to help lead the brand’s expansion throughout the Midwest. While there, he purchased a small, one-van air duct cleaning business, and soon discovered the value the service could offer children suffering from asthma as demonstrated by his own two-year-old son. He soon resigned from his position at Krispy Kreme to take the small company he’d named DUCTZ national.
Within three years, Rotche grew DUCTZ to become the nation’s largest 175-office air duct cleaning business, before selling it to Belfor, the world leader in disaster recovery and property restoration. Due to this acquisition, Rotche was recognized as one of Crain’s 2007 Detroit Business Top 40 Executives under the age of 40.
Two years after selling DUCTZ, Rotche’s entrepreneurial spirit struck again when he created his next company, HOODZ an organization designed to provide restaurant kitchen exhaust cleaning services. Prior to selling it, Rotche grew the enterprise to become the largest in its industry, with 150 locations in less than two years.
In 2011, Rotche was honored with the Entrepreneur of the Year award from the International Franchise Association (IFA), joining the ranks of J. Willard Marriot of the Marriot Corporation, Fred DeLuca of Subway, Frank Carney of Pizza Hut, John Brown of KFC, and Tom Monaghan of Dominos.
Ready to embark on his next entrepreneurial journey, Rotche learned of the high franchise value and opportunity of TITLE Boxing Club International, and accepted the position as both President and Partner of the organization. Within his three years with the company, he and his team have grown the business from 20 units to over 500 units under development in the United States and Mexico. Today, TITLE Boxing Club is one of the fastest growing fitness brands in America, and is ranked number 202 in INC 500 and number 235 in Entrepreneur 500.
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