Sandra Ballard : Recruitment Manager

Sandra Ballard

Recruitment Manager

Sandra Ballard brings a unique insider’s perspective to her role as Recruitment Manager. With 29 years of Hardee’s operations experience, Sandra has developed an in-depth understanding of quick-service restaurant recruiting needs. Sandra began her career like many members of the Boddie-Noell family, as a teenage cashier at Hardee’s. She rose within the company to Breakfast Manager by age 18, followed by Assistant Manager, General Manger and, finally, Senior General Manager. Now as a Recruitment Manager, Sandra finds joy in matching each restaurant’s recruitment needs with top candidates who represent the culture, vision and values of Boddie-Noell.

Melissa Martin : Recruitment Manager

Melissa Martin

Recruitment Manager

Melissa Martin joined Boddie-Noell Enterprises as a Recruitment Manager in 2016, bringing with her 28 years of recruitment and consulting experience. Melissa’s innovative “outside of the box” thinking provides her unique opportunities to positively change people’s lives by matching candidates with positions that fit each individual perfectly. Prior to joining Boddie-Noell, Melissa successfully built and led her own firm, recruiting mid-to-senior level executives across the country for large retail and e-commerce businesses including Amazon.


Gwen Jenkins : Recruitment Manager

Gwen Jenkins

Recruitment Manager

Gwen Jenkins, a former kindergarten teacher, put her classroom skills to good use when she joined Boddie-Noell Enterprises ten years ago as a General Manager. Forever a teacher at heart, Gwen’s passion as a General Manager remained the development of people. By approaching employee training as an opportunity to teach life skills, Gwen continued to empower and motivate individuals. In her current role as Recruitment Manager, Gwen takes pride in ensuring that placements are a strong match for all parties, with the goal of fitting candidates with careers not jobs.