About Us

Working-Women-Fashion-TipsFranklin Professional Associates is founded on 13 years of experience aligning qualified professionals with organizational needs throughout the Metro West and Central Massachusetts regions. Using our in-depth local market knowledge, our mission is to bring top talent to help organizations achieve greater success while presenting individuals with the right “next career step” whether short term or long term. We are driven to deliver lasting results by genuine concern and mutual investment in the success of the people we serve.

Why the name “Franklin” ?

We get this question often. The goal in naming Franklin Professional Associates was to find a name with real meaning. That meaning was found in the opportunity to pay respects to an entrepreneurial blood line going back to founder, Melissa Glenny’s grandparents. In 1949 they started Franklin Printing Company in their basement. Franklin Printing Company, based in Zanesville, Ohio, thrives today under the leadership of their children and grandchildren.
We choose to fashion our business name after theirs because life is not only about leaving a legacy, but it’s also about recognizing the legacy that was left to you. We’re leading by example in being grateful for what we find and working tirelessly to always leave things in better shape than how we found them. The name Franklin is our daily reminder of this message.

The Faces of Franklin

Working up from Recruiter to CEO, Melissa knows where dedication and hard work can get you. Melissa Glenny is founder and owner of Franklin Professional Associates. Without a doubt, Melissa is a natural-born entrepreneur. Her business pulse and music dreams lead her to study Music Business Management at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. She aspired to match music acts with recording labels. During this time, Melissa met her husband, Joe. They supported each other through college as they worked full time and attended night classes at Fitchburg State University. Before the Franklin era of her career, Melissa spent 12 years working in the staffing industry. She hit the ground running as a Recruiter, advanced into Business Development, Branch Management, then into a Managing Director role for a boutique firm in Westborough. Currently, Melissa and Joe live in Leominster with their two daughters. They enjoy running, writing music, gardening, wine-making, and sailing around Boston Harbor during the summertime. Melissa is passionate about developing relationships and spends much of her time focused on Business Development, Community outreach and leadership initiatives. She volunteers her time to the North Central Mass Chamber of Commerce Human Resource Council Committee, Loan Committee, and Leadership Committee as well as the Leominster Credit Union Advisory Committee.

Melissa Glenny

Founder & CEO

Strive not to be a success, but rather of valueAlbert Einstein

Linda Fournier

Recruiting Solutions Advisor

In all things give thanks1 Thessalonians 5:18

Linda is a skilled recruiter with a passion for making jewelry. Not only does she love to create her bling, but also valuable human connections that have stood the test of time. She has a loving 45-year strong relationship with her husband, Brian. Out on the town, Linda never fails to get spotted by someone she has helped in the past. Her staffing success has made her practically iconic in the recruiting world. Linda has 18 years of staffing experience and is still going strong. After moving from state to state, Linda and her husband returned to Leominster, Massachusetts where her staffing career began. Linda’s favorite place is peaceful Ogunquit, Maine. Here, she and her husband can have fun and recharge. Her warm demeanor makes you feel like a part of her family, who are her greatest accomplishments in life.

Coming from a family of entrepreneurs, Melinda was raised with a well-rounded business mind. She understands the importance of optimizing a business’s human capital and the significance of maintaining healthy, professional relationships, thus making her a savvy recruiter. Her passion for business lead her to Franklin Professional Associates in 2016. At work, you can hear Melinda striking up conversation with anyone that rings her. She uses her lively personality and tenacious work ethic both in and outside her career. Her perseverance established her as a homeowner by the age of 20. In her free time, Melinda finds herself in the company of her two-year old son, Jace, and her other “child,” Clyde the English Bulldog, kicking around a soccer ball and planning trips to the Zoo.

Melinda DiBara

Recruiting Solutions Advisor

Do what you can with all you have wherever you areTheodore Roosevelt

Michaela Parkman

Administrative Coordinator

Nothing happens when you waitSamuel Beckett

Michaela is a marketing guru and recent graduate of Framingham State University. Her natural ambition allowed her to earn her BS in Marketing in record time. She is most happy when she sharing things that bring her genuine joy so that joy is spread to others, which is why she is in marketing. Michaela remained business savvy in college by becoming the Secretary of the Entrepreneur Club at Framingham State while continuously working in her field for businesses such as Paris Marketing, Arthuer J. Gallagher, Unitiques, LUSH, and Crompton Collective. In 2015, she studied business abroad in Berlin Germany, leaving behind her family, and beloved Pekingese, Bridgette. There, she learned to speak German, pursued her love of travel, and discovered international marketing techniques. Berlin remains her favorite place on the planet; hands-down. Her love of travel also fueled her obsession with food. She is a founding-member of the “Team-Made Lunch” series here at Franklin Professional Associates, an idea she will no-doubt be spreading the news about.