Franklin Consulting LLC brings business leaders organizational talent and strategy solutions that create a lasting impact.

We execute with the care and personal touch of a small business while weaving state of the art innovative and programmatic best practices into every approach.

Franklin is the low risk, big results Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business.



Brendan McElroy founded Franklin Consulting based on the need he heard from DC-area program managers for organizational consultants who understand how to drive mission, results, and bottom line. Brendan realized the power of employing armed forces veterans to meet this need, while adding a sense of service, mission accomplishment, and ingenuity to client teams. 

Brendan McElroy

Brendan McElroy

Franklin was borne out of the values of Innovation in every approach, Execution with expertise and efficiency, and Impact that leaves our client organizations different than when we arrived. Our namesake, Benjamin Franklin, exemplifies these values while reminding us to learn from the past while keeping a keen eye on the future. 

Brendan McElroy, Principal at Franklin Consulting LLC , is strategy and operations executive with multi-industry experience leading change, building teams, and driving business results. His broad experiences have common ground in developing creative solutions to complex organizational problems, delivering executable strategies, and leading digital and workforce transformations. He has been a key advisor to organizational changes that have impacted tens of thousands of employees world-wide through his ability to develop and communicate vision and strategy while building strong coalitions.  

He is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, Project Management Professional®, certified Human Capital Strategist, and has a Master of Business Administration. Brendan’s clients have included Customs and Border Protection, National Protection and Programs Directorate, Office of Management and Budget, United States Coast Guard, Office of Naval Intelligence (N2/N6), Commander, Naval Installations Command (N46), United States Marine Corps, National Reconnaissance Office, Defense Intelligence Agency, Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Organization, Fannie Mae, and Department of Justice.


Align strategy

Organizational leaders face uncertain and volatile external pressures, making staying on strategy unpredictable.  Strategic alignment is not only a factor of efficiency, but it is a critical component to financial stewardship and resourcing decisions.  Franklin consultants provide the four key areas leaders need to consistently execute on strategy:

Strategic Planning | Change Management | Communications | Program Management

Empower talent

In the era of digitization and the gig economy, it is increasingly challenging to get the right talent ecosystem to yield organizational results.  Even why organizations acquire the right talent, it’s unlikely to be a relationship that lasts until retirement.  Franklin helps organizational leaders and program managers create talent infrastructures that reliably improve performance.

Employee Engagement | HR Operations | Retention | Competency Modeling | Training

Optimize organizations

Modern organizations are organic beings that need to structurally evolve to meet stakeholder demands.  What worked then the organization was chartered may not make sense today.  Franklin uses organizational diagnostics to anticipate trends and requirements, helping leaders make resilient and optimized organizations. 

Organizational Design | Organizational Assessments | Action Planning | Workforce Planning