Janice Branam Named VP Of Operations For 9Round Franchising, LLC
October 19, 2020 // Franchising.com // GREENVILLE, S.C. - 9Round Franchising, LLC, today announced Janice Branam as Vice President of Operations. Bringing over 20 years of franchising experience to the position, Branam will play a key role in advancing the support programs and tools for the growing franchise network.
"Janice brings years of franchise experience to the table that will help ensure the future growth of 9Round,” said Shannon Hudson, Founder and CEO of 9Round Franchising. “As the brand weathers the effects of the pandemic, we have not had to permanently let go of a single person at our corporate office, but instead have hired Janice to help support the franchise network now and on the road ahead. Now is not the time to shrink an organization, but instead to fight forward and prepare to come out of the pandemic stronger than ever.”
Prior to joining 9Round Franchising, Branam worked for several rapidly growing franchise and corporate brands including Pizza Hut, Boston Market, Quizno’s, Smashburger and Teriyaki Madness. In her various roles she designed and delivered operations and franchisee support programs and tools, worked with Franchise Advisory Councils, developed classroom and on-line training and provided coaching for franchise support teams, operators, and trainers.
“This is an exciting time to join 9Round and build on the incredible track record and solid foundation that Shannon, Heather and the team have started,” said Branam. “Franchising at its core is about support, and now more than ever with the effects of the pandemic, we are focusing on helping franchisees run healthy, profitable businesses to benefit them, their families, and their communities.”
Founded in 2008 by professional kickboxer Shannon Hudson and his wife, Heather, 9Round is a specialized fitness center that brings kickboxing fitness training to the average person in a 30-minute, trainer-guided, full-body circuit format. The program is developed around a proprietary and copyrighted system of nine challenging workout stations created by Shannon himself. Since the workouts occur on a continuous circuit throughout the day, there are no scheduled class times. Members utilize 9ROUND PULSE, the brand’s wearable heart rate technology, to track effort, heart rate, calories burned and workout time during each 9Round session. Today, there are nearly 750 9Round locations open and operating throughout 41 states and in 19 countries including Canada, Costa Rica, Australia, Argentina, Guatemala, India, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Mexico, Ecuador, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States. For more information, please visit the 9Round website.
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