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Who We Are

Project Management with Military Precision

James Franklin Consulting is a veteran owned and operated project management consulting firm that exists to help clients plan and manage their most important projects and change initiatives. We built this company knowing that in order to be successful, enterprise level engagements require project managers with the right combination of knowledge, experience, leadership and attention to detail: 

  • Our KNOWLEDGE is based on standards learned through certifications from the Project Management Institute (PMI) and the Scrum Alliance 

  • Our EXPERIENCE is grounded in a decade of supporting and leading enterprise-level projects for Fortune 500 clients

  • Our LEADERSHIP and ATTENTION TO DETAIL are built into our very core as an organization, learned through our founder's military service. 

Who We Are: About

Leadership Team

Who We Are: Team
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Jim Blanchet

Owner and Principal

Jim is an expert in project and portfolio management with a decade of experience leading implementations for Fortune 100 companies. His commitment to his clients is reflected by a record of success in a variety of sectors, including telecom, utilities, consumer packaged goods, HCM and construction. 
Jim was commissioned as a Naval Officer through ROTC at Tulane University. He is a decorated veteran of two Arabian Gulf deployments supporting Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.
He earned a B.A. in Internal Relations from Tulane University, and a Project Management Certificate from Syracuse University. He is a Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Certified Scrum Master (CSM).


Kathleen Hennessy

Operations Director

Kathleen has built and led multiple startups, and she draws on her experience as a seasoned entrepreneur to support successful engagements. She has a diverse background with experience as a lawyer, researcher, contract & marketing manager, and a graphic designer. 

Kathleen earned her B.A. in Communications from Penn State with a Minor in International Business, a Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, and her J.D. from Michigan State. She is licensed to practice law in New Jersey. 

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