Prior to starting JWF Advisors in 2002, John W. Franklin, Jr. counseled companies on management requirements and recruited senior executives for more than 30 years. Following service as Executive Vice President and Director in an executive search firm in Washington, DC that focused on corporate recruiting, Mr. Franklin opened the Russell Reynolds Associates office in the nation’s capitol in 1979. He headed and built the office for almost 20 years. He has established scores of client relationships nation wide, recruiting senior executives in the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors. Mr. Franklin served on the firm’s Executive Committee. He provided recruiting services to a presidential transition team.
Mr. Franklin is a graduate of Amherst College and the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. He served in the United States Peace Corps as part of the second group assigned to Nepal and in the Agency for International Development of the U.S. Department of State.
His former colleague, Russell S. Reynolds, Jr., founder of Russell Reynolds Associates says “John has the requisite skills, intelligence, temperament and knowledge for this activity. He is a very effective counselor of senior executives regarding their career strategies. I recommend him highly.”
Mr. Franklin has been selected to provide career planning advice to students at the School of Advanced International Studies of Johns Hopkins University. He is a member of the board of Mothers to Mothers (M2M), headquartered in Cape Town, South Africa, where he serves as head of the Compensation Committee. He also serves on the board of Comrise China, a staffing company operating in six Chinese cities. He served as President of the Board of Directors of the William Wendt Center for Loss and Healing.