Our Team

Jackie Griffin

Chief Operating Officer

Jackie Griffin brings 20+ years of experience in senior-level leadership to bear in creating the transformative initiatives that make Franklin Apprenticeships so unique.

As a strategist and architect of large-scale organizational change, Jackie values the need for continual growth and progress. She’s known for building high-performing, talented organizations through identifying emerging business trends, managing risk, attracting talent, and creating a robust market presence.

Her commitment to operational excellence, client focus, and program effectiveness is critical in the overall effectiveness – and ultimate success – of an organization dedicated to solving the talent gap in today’s workforce through modernizing apprenticeships.


“Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.”
–  Benjamin Franklin


Jackie began her career as an actuarial student, following a pathway very similar to that of an apprentice. Hard work and excellent mentors enabled her to navigate the structured learning curriculum, on-the-job training, and studying for industry credentials that ultimately opened up a variety of potential career paths. In other words, Jackie understands the true value of apprenticeships and how they can transform lives.

Her rapid progression through actuarial and risk management roles – from Chief Actuary to Chief Risk Officer to Chief Operating Officer to CEO of a successful spread lending business for Aegon/Transamerica – spotlights Jackie’s abilities and expertise across a variety of senior leadership positions. Subsequently, Jackie took a leadership role in establishing Aegon’s first global business, Aegon Asset Management, where she led efforts to bring international Portfolio, Risk, and Derivatives teams into one cohesive organization. It’s obvious that Jackie’s deep financial knowledge and operational expertise are a boon to Franklin Apprenticeships as we set our sights towards #ChangingTheAmericanWorkforce.

When not revolutionizing American apprenticeships or reveling in the chaos of raising two teenagers, Jackie enjoys traveling, skiing, and reading anything she can get her hands on.