Franklin Street Partners

Operations Team


Carol E. Manzon
Carol serves as Chief Financial Officer, Secretary and Treasurer of Franklin Street Partners. She also serves as the firm’s Chief Compliance Officer. Carol has over 20 years of experience in the securities industry. Prior to joining Franklin Street in 1993, she was Accounting Manager for Digital Pathways, Inc., a California-based high-tech computer security system manufacturer, acquired by Symantec Corp. She started her career with First National Bank of South Carolina. Carol graduated in 1981 from the University of South Florida with a degree in Business Administration.
Diana Inman
Diana_Inman_MG_9396Diana is a Compliance Officer with Franklin Street Partners, previously serving as a Client Service Associate and Family Office Administrator. Prior to joining the firm in April 2011, she practiced law in Charlotte, North Carolina with Alston & Bird LLP and Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP in each firm’s global finance group. Diana also spent seven years with Bank of America and Banc of America Securities LLC in corporate and investment banking. Diana graduated from Wake Forest University with a degree in Business and earned a Juris Doctor from The Marshall Wythe School of Law at the College of William & Mary. She is a member of the North Carolina and Georgia bars. She has over 18 years of experience working in the financial services industry.


Jason Guthrie
Jason_Guthrie_MG_9436Jason is the Director of Operations of Franklin Street Partners. Jason joined Franklin Street Partners in 2007 as Operations Manager for the Hedge Fund of Funds team. Jason has also worked for Advent Software, Inc., a leading portfolio management software company, where he managed a team of consultants. Jason began his career at Schwab Performance Technologies, Inc. He received his Masters in Business Administration from North Carolina State University and his undergraduate degree in Mathematics from Campbell University.
Ron Zlatniski
Ron_Zlatniski_MG_9601Ron is an Operations Manager who joined Franklin Street Partners in 2005. He has over 30 years experience in various positions in the banking and brokerage industries. Prior to joining Franklin Street, he was an Assistant Vice President at SunTrust Bank, (formerly Central Carolina Bank). Prior to SunTrust, he was also employed by North Carolina Trust Company, Bank of America (formerly NationsBank), Suffolk County National Bank, and MacPeg, Ross, O’Connell & Goldaber, Inc.
Susan Baas
Susan_Baas_MG_9563Susan is the Office Manager and Receptionist at Franklin Street Partners. Prior to joining the firm in 2006, Susan worked in both the construction industry and the psychology field. Susan is a graduate of the University of Virginia with a degree in Psychology and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Masters of Education in Counseling Psychology.
Cathy Gaughran
CathyGaughranCathy is an Operations Specialist that joined Franklin Street Partners in 2017. She began her career in banking at Marine Midland in NY and most recently worked in the education field. Cathy is a graduate of SUNY Binghamton with a degree in Management.
Beth Parker
BethParkerBeth is an Accounting / Human Resources Manager with Franklin Street Partners. Prior to joining the firm in 2001, Beth was a Sales Assistant for Centura Securities. Beth has over 13 years of experience in Corporate Accounting and Human Resources. Beth is a graduate of the University of North Carolina in Wilmington with a degree in Business Management.
Jill W. Thompson
Jill ThompsonJill is an Operations Specialist with Franklin Street Partners, having joined the firm in 2015. She has over 16 years of experience in the banking industry. Jill began her career with Central Carolina Bank’s Trust Department. Prior to joining FSP, she worked with First Citizens Bank in Commercial Lending. Jill is a graduate of Campbell University with a BBA degree in Trust Management.