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FASTSIGNS® Corporate Leadership Bios

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    Catherine Monson, CFE

    Chief Executive Officer and President

    Catherine became CEO of FASTSIGNS International, Inc. in 2009, bringing over 30 years of franchising and management experience.

    In 2009, she received the International Franchise Association (IFA) Bonny LeVine Award in recognition of her contributions to the growth of the franchising industry and in 2010, the Dallas Business Journal named her a top Women Industry Leader in the Dallas Metroplex. In 2012, Catherine appeared on the Emmy Award-winning series Undercover Boss to learn new ways to advance the FASTSIGNS® brand. In 2015, she received the International Franchise Association’s first Franchise Action Network “FAN of the Year” award for her advocacy work in the franchising community. In 2016, she was selected as a Soderstrom Society Inductee for her contributions to the printing and graphic communications industry and was also honored with the 2016 Leadership Award from the Women That Soar organization. In 2018, she was honored by the Sales and Marketing Executives International (SMEI) with their Ambassador of Free Enterprise Award.

    Catherine has served on the Board of Directors of the IFA since 2008 and is currently in the role of Vice Chair. Additionally, she serves on the Board of Directors of Brain Balance, a franchise company with a non-drug alternative for children with behavioral challenges, and serves on the Board of Directors of the franchisor Big Blue Swim School, one of the nation’s fastest growing swim schools. She is a keynote speaker at many franchise industry events, as well at many sign and visual graphics industry events.

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    Ron Herbert, CPA

    Chief Financial Officer

    Ron has almost 30 years of experience in growth companies focused on business services, technology and healthcare software. He has been FASTSIGNS International’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) during two different periods; first from October, 2014 through June, 2017, and again beginning in November, 2018. During the time in between, Ron was the CFO of Pieces Technologies, a venture-backed healthcare software company using artificial intelligence and social determinants of health to improve patient outcomes.

    Prior to October, 2014, Ron was the CFO for private equity backed FairPay Solutions, a healthcare technology company focused on payment integrity and cost containment; prior to that, he was the CFO of BPO Management Services and Healthaxis. He has also served as a consulting CFO for VirtualCFO, providing fractional CFO and other financial services for companies such as venture-backed startups, small public companies and corporate spin offs.

    Ron is a graduate of Southern Methodist University, began his career as a public accountant with Ernst & Young and is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Texas.

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    Mark Jameson, CFE

    Executive Vice President, Franchise Support & Development

    An experienced franchise and retail executive, Mark leads the FASTSIGNS® Franchise Development team in all aspects, from "lead to lights on", which includes franchise sales, real estate and development services. His role continues once centers are open by overseeing training and operations support and supply chain for the entire franchise system. Prior to joining FASTSIGNS, Mark served as the VP of Franchise Development for franchise-owned brands at CCA Global Partners, including ProSource Wholesale Floorcoverings. His extensive franchise background includes experience in franchise relations and operations, training and company store operations, marketing and merchandising, sales and development, real estate, franchise law, technology and intellectual property.

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    Shayne Mehringer, CFE

    Chief Information Officer

    Shayne is a Certified Franchise Executive (CFE) with over 20 years of executive leadership experience. He has an extensive background in franchising, information technology, business start-ups and acquisitions.

    Most recently the Chief Information Officer for Neighborly (previously The Dwyer Group) for 6 years, Shayne was responsible for the company’s global technology strategy and digital footprint. He provided business transformation oversight, improving program performance and managing risk for the Neighborly franchise brands. Shayne was also the president of ZorWare, LLC, a Neighborly company that provides technology solutions and technical support to franchisees.

    Before joining Neighborly, Shayne served as Senior Vice-President for a Mark Cuban-owned data center and cloud services company in Dallas, Texas, where he focused on delivering cloud-based technology solutions to consumer and enterprise customers. Shayne also spent over a decade launching and managing a series of startups in technology consulting, e-commerce, commercial printing and manufacturing. After selling these businesses in 2008, he held a Board of Directors seat and served as President of the operating entities until 2011.

    He began his career with IBM where he worked in networking, data analytics and business intelligence teams.

    Shayne is a native Texan and is actively involved with the International Franchise Association.

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    John Davies

    UK Managing Director

    John joined FASTSIGNS International in 2015 with extensive experience in retail, supply chain, franchise development and business management. As the UK Managing Director for FASTSIGNS International, Inc., John leads the expansion and support efforts for the FASTSIGNS network in the UK.

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