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Supporting Strategies | MetroWest

Supporting Strategies provides outsourced bookkeeping services and operational support to growing businesses.


At Supporting Strategies | MetroWest, we leverage our Managing Director's deep understanding of business operations to tailor bookkeeping, human resources and controllership services for small to medium-sized businesses. Clients rely on us for revenue recognition, customer invoicing and accounts receivable, expense and accounts payable management, financial reporting and analysis, payroll and human resources administration and month-end close.

Utilizing a team-based approach, we develop an intimate understanding of your business's strengths, goals and challenges. We deliver stellar services with an emphasis on transparency and responsiveness, and we refine and adapt those services to evolve with your company's changing needs.

Positioning the Region's Businesses for Long-Term Success
Offering bookkeeping services in Franklin means being within range of magnificent state parks, boutique shopping, vivid country club greens and rolling apple orchards.

Our area is known for innovation in high tech, biotechnology, software-as-a-service, professional services and more. Core industries also include legal, medical, dental, architecture, construction, venture capital and wealth management. At Supporting Strategies | MetroWest, we offer bookkeeping services in Franklin, Wellesley and surrounding locations, and our professionals are experienced in serving businesses in these and many other industries.

We deliver bookkeeping services in MetroWest suburbs including Framingham, Franklin, Hopkinton, Marlborough, Milford, Natick, Needham, Shrewsbury, Wellesley and Westborough.


Meet MetroWest Managing Director John Gleason

(617) 714-2085

John is a business development and management expert who has taken every opportunity in an impressive 30-year career to shore up the success of up-and-coming businesses. A critical thinker and problem solver, he's happiest helping a company reach its stride — whether it's his own initiative, a client's struggling startup or a niche operation he's discussing with a colleague at a gathering of USA 500, Corridor 9 Chamber.

John cofounded the $14 million printing firm Bay State Press in 1988 and sold the company 10 years later to start Gleason Consulting, which he led for 16 years. He also served in executive leadership roles with a national investment banking intermediary headquartered in Manhattan. In 2016, recognizing a gap in operational support for local businesses, he launched his second Supporting Strategies franchise to offer bookkeeping services in MetroWest Massachusetts.

A dedicated member of the MetroWest community, John supports the Find The Cause Breast Cancer Foundation and the Pan-Mass Challenge, a bike-a-thon benefiting the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. He studied Economics at UMass Boston and took Graphic Arts Professional Courses at Northeastern University. Outside of work, he enjoys traveling, reading, motorcycling and fitness training.



(508) 266-8317

Darlene is a dynamic sales professional with an exceptional background in business development and client relationships. Skilled in understanding client requirements and market conditions, she also excels in identifying and solving client problems. She has worked with CPAs and banking professionals her entire career, focusing on payroll, human resources, benefit administration and labor compliance.

Darlene has a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Plymouth University and studied at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. She is very involved in her community as a Rotarian and as a member of the Marlboro, Massachusetts, and Corridor Nine chambers of commerce.


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