Director of Business Operations
Kristen Garner joins the Franklin Global team, earning her title as Director of Business Operations. Kristen graduated with high honors, receiving her Bachelors in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing from Loyola Marymount University’s prestigious College of Business.
In recognition for her excellent academic performance, she was the recipient of many academic scholarships and grants throughout her educational career. Kristen was chosen from an elite pool of students to be considered as a candidate for Valedictorian Commencement Speaker. Along with her academic background, she has gained professional experience working in a wide range of business related fields, including: Business development, customer service, public relations, and entertainment marketing.
Kristen is no stranger to our field of work. She comes from a family of Investigators, Law Enforcement and Military Officers. As the daughter of a Naval Aviator, Kristen grew up moving frequently, all throughout the nation. This has resulted in her becoming the well-rounded, cultured and adaptable professional she is today.
Kristen is an athlete, who grew up always being involved in various sports, most notably playing organized soccer since the age of five. She was also a member of her high school dance team, and continues to enjoy both activities in her spare time. While attending LMU, she enjoyed volunteering with special needs children by means of athletic activities.
Ms. Garner oversees Franklin Global's analyst team, providing depth and experience in conducting open source intelligence (OSINT) research and providing due diligence and background investigations to law firms, corporations and private clients.