Fastsigns International (Carrollton, Texas), a franchisor of more than 700 locations in 9 countries worldwide, has appointed Shayne Mehringer as the company’s new Chief Information Officer (CIO). Mehringer is a Certified Franchise Executive (CFE) who began his career with IBM and brings over 20 years of executive leadership experience – with an extensive background in franchising, information technology, business start-ups and acquisitions. In his most recent role as CIO for Neighborly (formerly the Dwyer Group), the multi-brand franchisor based in Waco, Texas, he was responsible for the company’s global technology strategy and digital footprint for their 22 brands, representing over 3,600 franchises. In that role, he worked to improve program performance, manage risk for Neighborly franchise brands, and provide business transformation oversight and expertise.
During his time as CIO for Neighborly, Mehringer was also the President of ZorWare, a subsidiary of Neighborly that delivers technology solutions to franchisees, such as point-of-sale and accounting software. In addition, he’s served as Senior Vice-President for a Mark Cuban-owned data centre and cloud services company in Dallas, Texas, and has spent over a decade launching and managing a series of start-ups in manufacturing, technology consulting, commercial printing and e-commerce. In 2008, he sold these businesses, held a seat on the Board of Directors and served as President of the operating entities until 2011. A native Texan, Mehringer is also actively involved with the International Franchise Association.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Shayne Mehringer to our team,” said Catherine Monson, Chief Executive Officer at Fastsigns. “With an extensive background in franchising and information technology, he’s the perfect addition to support our franchisees. We look forward to Shayne’s expertise and assistance to take us into our rapidly expanding future at Fastsigns.”