Joseph Purdy, Jr., CEP
Director, Product & Services Engineering, Solium
How long have you been a member of the NASPP?
Joseph: As of 2015, 9 Years.
How did you end up working on stock compensation?
Joseph: I answered a job ad for a support services position at a company called Corporate Management Solutions over 15 years ago, to do phone support for their DOS-based S16 Forms Filing System.
Who remembers dial-up modems and their initialization strings? This guys does... AT&F1&D0 was my go-to for the old dial-up EDGAR system.
What would you be doing if you didn't work in stock compensation?
Joseph: U.S. History Teacher
What was your college or university major?
Joseph: Dual Major, Computer Science & History
Name one item you couldn't do your job without:
Joseph: My Quick Wit and My Left Brain - Patricia Brown!
What are your favorite things to do when you aren't working?
Joseph: Go to the Beach
Think about the Beach
Talk about the Beach
Where is your favorite place to go on vacation?
Joseph: Aruba, Cape May or Las Vegas
What is the title of your favorite or most recently read book?
Joseph: The First American: The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin by H. W. Brands
What's one thing your peers may be surprised to learn about you?
Joseph: I have been on over 150 unique roller coasters.
What PRESENT affiliations do you have with the NASPP (e.g. chapter board participation, etc.)?
Joseph: Chapter President, Connecticut
What is your favorite NASPP resource?
Joseph: The NASPP Blog
How many NASPP conferences have you attended?
You post or answer questions in the NASPP Discussion Forum:
How has being a member of the NASPP helped you?
Joseph: Provides me with a plethora of information, statistics and supporting references that I use regular basis. Also has allowed to network with my industry peers at local and national NASPP events.