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Joyce Basilone

Managing Director


Joyce founded Franklin-Russell Associates in 2004, bringing over 25 years of sales, operations, and support experience from telecom, data communications and financial companies–Fortune 100 to high-tech startups

Her years of experience in the technology and telecommunications sector enabled her to develop an extensive network of contacts throughout the industry, a focused approach within the technology and telecom space, and direct access to the industry’s top talent.

Joyce left this world in 2014, but the legacy and network she built live on in Franklin-Russell Associates

Russ Gieselman

Managing Director

Russ Gieselman

Russ Gieselman brings years of experience in B2B sales and marketing to his role as an executive recruiter.  His resume includes tenures at several Fortune 500 companies, positioning him well to understand both the requirements of the corporate recruiting process and the qualities of top sales, marketing, and management talent.  Russ’ extensive network enables him to quickly tap passive candidates not readily accessible from digital job boards.
Russ received his MBA from The Tuck School at Dartmouth and his BA from Stony Brook University, NY.
He is proud to be your preferred partner providing high touch recruitment service for the successful growth of your business.
Contact Russ:
email:        russ@franklin-russell.com
o: 203-891-5060
c: 412-498-2306

Lisa Axelrod

Director, Business Development

Lisa Axelrod

Lisa brings over 20 years’ experience in leading Business Development and Account Management efforts for Recruitment and Staffing Industries to Franklin-Russell Associates.

Her demonstrated strengths are developing strong relationships and skilled business planning for diverse markets with a strong focus in Manufacturing and Engineering Industries.

Lisa’s well-developed sense of empathy and integrity as well as a strong business acumen have resulted in successfully maintaining loyal customers ranging from emerging businesses to Fortune 100 Companies.

During her career Lisa has actively participated on several Boards, including the Naugatuck Valley Human Resource Council and the Northwest CT. Senior Job Bank, and Committee Leads in local Chambers of Commerce. For years Lisa was a “Wish Granter” for the Make-a-Wish Foundation of CT.

Lisa earned her BA from The George Washington University as well as receiving her MA with Distinction from Hofstra University.

Hannah Paul

Senior Researcher

Hannah brings an extensive background in advertising, legal, and educational research to Franklin-Russell. Her work ensures that we provide you with the best range of recruits available.