Meet the Owner


  • Jim Franklin   Jim and Lori Franklin, Owner


    Jim and Lori Franklin purchased the Greensboro office in November 2016 from former owner, Larry Diana. Beginning his career in Human Resources, Jim worked for 26 years for an International package printing company, eventually being appointed to Vice President of North American Operations for 9 plants located across the United States and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Lori raised their 4 sons and also managed a small accounting services business, Accounting Solutions Plus. 

    For a business to thrive in these challenging times, Jim understands the importance of hiring and retaining top talent, at the right time. Competing companies often have the same machines and similar “go to market” strategies. The difference between highly successful companies and those who are struggling often comes down to people. Whether it is senior leaders, line managers, machine operators or flexible staffing temporaries, aligning skills and talents with business needs has always been a key success factor. This is where Express Employment Professionals can make a real difference.

    Several things attracted Lori and Jim to purchase this business. First and foremost, Express Employment Professionals has an impeccable reputation with our clients, associates and the greater community for being a high quality, high service and high integrity staffing agency. The agency has been serving the Guilford County area for more than 25 years!

    Second, Jim has always had a passion for helping others. Franklin added, “Some of the most rewarding experiences in my career have been when we successfully matched an associates talents and aspirations with a business need. At Express, this is our core mission, every single day”.

    Finally, Jim and Lori are joining one of the most experienced team of staffing professionals in the area. “They are true professionals who have a passion for people and for exceeding client expectations”. The office has earned “Circle of Excellence” for 16 consecutive years, and has also been recognized as Best in Class from our clients (2015) and voted #1 Staffing Agency by Go Triad Readers’ Choice in 2016.