Art Coley, CFE, has been involved in franchising since 1993. He leads the AlphaGraphics network as President and is a member of the Board of Directors. AlphaGraphics has nearly 300 business centers, primarily in the U.S., Brazil, and the U.K., with global sales exceeding $275 million in 2011. Before joining AlphaGraphics in 2007, he was Executive Vice President of Franchising for ICED, a holding company for seven franchise brands with more than 800 locations. His background also includes owning and operating a successful small business. He firmly believes that franchising and small business is the heart of the economy and American free enterprise spirit.