Business with Passion & Purpose
Wednesday at 8am PST/11am EST January
Helping entrepreneurs overcome life and business challenges and re-discover their true purpose in life.
Frank Fiume is a pioneer in the franchise industry and the founder of i9 Sports - the nation’s first and leading franchisor of youth sports leagues and camps, which, since 2003, has generated over $300 million - with more than 2 million participants in 900 communities across 30 states nationwide. A baseball fanatic and native of Queens, New York, Frank graduated from St. John’s University and began a career as a medical equipment sales rep, though he was determined to follow his true life purpose. In l995, he created his own adult men’s softball league, ABA Sports. The start-up company quickly grew to over 900 teams, making it the largest adult sports organization on Long Island in just six years. In 2003, Frank sold ABA Sports to create i9 Sports, a business that catapulted him to national recognition, which Entrepreneur magazine ranked as the #1 children’s fitness franchise. Frank has been featured on Fox Business News, HBO Real Sports, and in dozens of publications and national news media outlets, including USA Today, Sports Illustrated, and The Wall Street Journal. Frank sold i9 Sports in 2017 to a private equity firm, but remains a minority shareholder and member of the board of directors. He recently published his debut book, Running With My Head Down: An Entrepreneur’s Story of Passion, Perseverance, and Purpose, which is now available on Amazon and airport bookstores nationwide. A proud resident of the Tampa Bay area since 1996, he lives with his wife of 24 years, Nadine, their children Taylor-Marie and Frankie, and their Chocolate Lab, Dillon.