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Meet the i9 Sports Leadership Team

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Meet the i9 Sports Leadership Team

Frank Fiume – Founder & Director of i9Sports

Frank Fiume – Founder & Director

Frank is credited for taking his unique amateur sports business concept and creating the first youth sports league franchise opportunity in the United States.

As founder of i9 Sports Corporation, Frank served as leader and CEO of our company from its inception in July 2002 until November 2015 when he became Chairman until July 2017.

Frank serves as Director on the Board since July 2017 and advisor to the CEO and continues to be involved in the development of company strategy and new technology. Frank is a Certified Franchise Executive (CFE).


Brian Sanders – CEO & Chairman of i9Sports

Brian Sanders – CEO & Chairman

After initially working with i9 Sports as a consultant in 2005, Brian officially joined i9 Sports in 2008. He is one of the original architects of the i9 Sports Experience and served as President and COO of the company until November 2015 when he became CEO. He was named Chairman of our Board of Directors in July 2017.

Brian is responsible for setting the company’s vision and strategic direction and working with the leadership team to translate the company’s vision into system-wide growth strategies which increase customer registrations and help make each franchise more successful and profitable. Brian is a Certified Franchise Executive (CFE).


Kim Armellino – VP Finance & Administration of i9Sports

Kim Armellino – VP Finance & Administration

Kim has been with i9 Sports since the company’s inception in July 2002. As Vice President of Finance & Administration, Kim manages all of the company’s financial processes including bookkeeping, invoicing, budgeting, forecasting, the annual audit and all financial reporting. Kim’s additional responsibilities include oversight of HR, Purchasing & Contracts, and Office Administration.

Kim is an expert at controlling costs and finding ways to help franchisees improve their bottom lines. Kim is a Certified Franchise Executive (CFE).


Roger Ewart, VP of Operations

Roger Ewart – VP of Operations

Roger joined i9 Sports in 2019 and brings a wealth of experience as an operations leader in both public and private companies and franchised systems. He also co-founded a startup retail concept in 2012, operating successfully to this day. As Vice President of Operations, Roger oversees franchise operations including business coaching, sport programming and education, support desk and the company-owned location. He is also responsible for franchise development and is a Certified Franchise Executive (CFE).


April Thomas

April Thomas – Director of Marketing

April joined i9 Sports in 2012 and specializes in developing creative marketing programs that deliver a “WOW” experience for targeted consumers. She has extensive expertise in the integration of social media, web marketing, local guerrilla marketing, event marketing and PR.

She is responsible for building the i9 Sports brand nationally while helping our franchisees execute highly effective marketing programs within their local markets.


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