Right- and left-brain thinkers.
Creatives and analysts.
Dreamers and doers.
SPLICE Founder Alex Putman is a self-made entrepreneur. Born and raised in the rural mountains of northern Alabama, he has lived his life by the mantra: “It will all work out.”
With his years of experience in global talent acquisition, employer branding, public speaking, and creative storytelling, Alex has built and led teams for large Fortune 500 companies and small start-ups, including; YP (formerly AT&T YellowPages), Case-Mate, Panasonic and Datapath (a division of Rockwell Collins). He has successfully worked with people on every inhabitable continent, impacting his dedication to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) consulting efforts.
Alex’s passion for dynamic leadership, relational engagement, and humorous storytelling distinguishes his keynotes and training sessions. He draws from his experiences from his unique upbringing and years of corporate immersion. His stories are mostly true events – although you may not believe 37% of them (they are that good!).
As an accomplished author, he’s been interviewed and featured by major media outlets, including Society of Human Resources (SHRM), Atlanta Business Chronicle, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Workforce Magazine, Dice.com, Monster.com, and Talent Management Magazine. His book, Size Matters, is inspired by his experiences and shares tips on personal brand building.
Alex is a graduate of The University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and minor in Public Relations. He currently lives in the Atlanta area with his Brady Bunch-esque family, that includes his life partner and their combined 6 teenagers.
Rachel Putman leads the creative team at SPLICE. With more than 20 years of marketing experience, she is passionate about authentic storytelling.
The bulk of her professional career has been in marketing, communication, and organizational leadership for higher education. She has also promoted companies within various utility industries.
She gets a kick out of dynamic content creation and is obsessed by the many ways technology can facilitate sharing the right messages in the right way to the right people. It’s no surprise that she has experience in implementing various CRM systems, including Salesforce, Talisma, and LinkedIn’s TalentHub.
While she doesn’t have a book to brag about, she is the author of an award-winning creative lifestyle blog, Always a Project. Though she doesn’t have time to post as much as she used to, she regularly creates content for businesses and blogs that serve the sewing community.
A self-proclaimed “lifelong student,” Rachel holds two degrees from Mercer University – a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and a Master of Education in Higher Education Leadership – and is always on the lookout for new educational journeys to pursue.