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Franchise Influencers: Catherine Monson, CEO, FASTSIGNS

As part of our annual Influencer Issue, 1851 Franchise has enlisted the help of the franchise community to compile a list of the top people making moves in the franchise industry.

By Savannah BilboStaff Writer
Updated 2:14PM 03/17/23

Catherine Monson


Catherine Monson is the CEO at Propelled Brands. She has a background in management and business leadership, as well as more than 25 years of franchising and digital printing experience. Catherine appeared on the two-time Emmy Award-nominated reality series, “Undercover Boss” in May of 2012 as the CEO of FASTSIGNS. A strong advocate for small business enterprise and franchising, Monson spends much of her time and energy serving on the Board of Directors for the International Franchise Association (IFA), the world’s oldest and largest organization representing franchising worldwide. She currently serves as Immediate Chair of the IFA after serving as the Chair of the IFA from February 2020 to 2022. She has also served on the IFA Executive Committee and Chair of the Franchisor Forum.

About FASTSIGNSFASTSIGNS has been a prominent player in the franchising space for over 35 years, offering graphics, signage and printing solutions to consumers in 10 countries across the globe. Businesses in all industries rely on the services provided by FASTSIGNS owners to help market, advertise and communicate their messaging.

Total Locations: 750+

Investment Range: $96,906 to $324,489

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