After graduating from the University of Michigan, John Rotche began his career in franchising at the Ann Arbor based pizza giant, Domino’s. Rotche served in a variety roles beginning at the store level where he began delivering pizzas and quickly advanced into a management role and directed the operations for hundreds of Domino’s Pizza stores in a multi-state region. Rotche was then promoted to a corporate area field trainer and went on to be recognized as Domino’s Pizza’s World Wide Trainer of the Year.
After Domino’s Pizza sold to Bain Capital, Rotche accepted a senior level position with Krispy Kreme Doughnuts and helped lead the brands expansion throughout the Midwest.
While at Krispy Kreme, Rotche purchased a small one van air duct cleaning business as a passive investment from a family member. Soon after purchasing this business Rotche saw the impact this small business could have on improving the indoor air quality for children suffering from asthma, as demonstrated by his own two year old son. Rotche decided to resign from corporate America with the plan to take this small company (DUCTZ) national.
Within three years, Rotche grew DUCTZ to be the nation’s largest with 175 offices and then sold his business to the billion dollar restoration giant, Belfor. Two years after selling DUCTZ to Belfor, Rotche’s entrepreneurial itch struck again and he recognized another opportunity within the fragmented space of restaurant kitchen exhaust cleaning so he created his next company, HOODZ. HOODZ quickly became the nation’s largest within its category, growing to 150 locations in less than two years.
In April of 2012, Rotche accepted the position as both president and Partner of TITLE Boxing Club. TITLE Boxing Club, is currently one of the fastest growing group fitness companies in America today with over 500 clubs nationwide.
Rotche, is credited for creating and currently runs FranShip, the mentoring program for the International Franchise Association
In 2007 Rotche was recognized by Crain’s as one of the Top 40 Executives under the age of 40. He is a frequent guest on FOX and Friend.
In 2012 Rotche was recognized by alma mater, the University of Michigan with its Entrepreneur of the Year award. Additionally in 2012, Rotche was also honored with the Entrepreneur of the Year award, however this time by the International Franchise Association, joining the ranks of other notable winners of this award such as Fred DeLuca (Subway), J. Willard Marriott (Marriott hotels), Tom Monaghan (Domino’s Pizza), and Frank Carney (Pizza Hut).