GREENVILLE, SC—January 2021—9Round Franchising, LLC, announced Timothy Walker as Chief Financial Officer. Walker brings over 20 years of experience in operations, accounting and corporate finance to the position, and will oversee the strategic financial direction for the growing franchise network.

"Timothy will be responsible for managing the overarching financial strategy and infrastructure for 9Round,” said Shannon Hudson, Founder and CEO of 9Round Franchising. “His years of experience will help keep 9Round on the path of financial health and stability, especially as we weather the effects of the pandemic.”

Prior to joining 9Round Franchising, Walker worked for several large established companies as well as small entrepreneurial organizations, including as CFO for Wild Wing Cafe in Charlotte, NC; CFO for Eat Here Brands in Atlanta, GA; CFO, SVP and Corporate Controller for Stevi B’s Pizza in Atlanta; and financial positions at both Delta Air Lines and Arby’s Restaurant Group.

“I’m thrilled to join the 9Round team and build on the solid foundation that Shannon, Heather and the team have established,” said Walker. “My focus will be to help support franchise owners with a strong financial structure to ensure future growth.”

About 9Round

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 18 countries including Canada, Costa Rica, Australia, Argentina, Guatemala, 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

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