Roderick (Rick) Purdy

Rick serves as the VP of Human Resources of Talaris. Rick was previously the Chief Human Resources Officer for ResCare Corporation, a 50,000-person healthcare company serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the US and Canada. He has over 25 years of HR experience and has led global and domestic HR organizations at the divisional and corporate level for major companies such as Aetna, Prudential, Warner Lambert / Pfizer, Cadbury Schweppes and Kimberly Clark. Rick began his professional career with General Electric where he spent 12 years at 4 divisions, rising to the executive level. He has an MBA from LaSalle University and a BA in Business from Temple. He is also a graduate of the Harvard Pfizer Executive Development Program and GE’s Human Resources Management Development Program. Over the last two years Rick has also served as an adjunct professor for the University of Louisville’s College of Business, MBA program. Most recently, Rick has led HR and organizational development as a consultant to Toyota manufacturing sites in Georgetown, KY and Princeton, IN.