Franklin is a Partner at Hall, Kistler & Company and has been with the firm since 2002. Before that, he was with a local accounting firm for 19 years. Franklin is skilled in providing consulting, auditing, tax and accounting services for closely held companies. He has experience with companies involved in various kinds of manufacturing, wholesale and retail trade, construction activities, and not-for-profit organizations.
His experience includes business consulting, services for closely-held companies, audit and review of privately held entities, and individual income tax preparation and planning with an emphasis on S Corporations. He specializes in succession planning of closely-held businesses to the next generation.
Franklin earned his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from The University of Akron. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Franklin is the former BKR International Americas Region (Canada, the United States, and Latin America) Manufacturing Committee Chair, he is a member of the Ohio Manufacturers Association and is on the HCDC East Central Ohio Project Review Committee and is a committee member of the Leadership Stark County Economic Day. Franklin also participates on the Advisory Board of the Accounting and Finance Department of Stark State College and is past treasurer of his church and various local not-for-profits.