Who We Are

Overused often in oratory, “synergy” is a simple concept: A whole that is greater than the sum of its parts because of the interaction of those parts. And excitement is the ubiquitous hallmark of synergy.

Our Team

Again and again over the last couple of decades, we’ve seen the SPINEN team grow as individuals and as a group because we are all energized and excited by each other’s challenges and successes.

SPINEN is a unique mix of technology professionals: Systems technicians, network architects, DevOps engineers, programmers, web designers, and writers. This mix allows us to get outside the confines of our individual areas of expertise. Does a designer have anything to teach a programmer? Can a technician inspire a writer?

Yes. We watch it happen every day.

The synergy of our team, the shared excitement, comes not so much from what we do, but what we stand for.  Our expertise is in finding the most effective ways that technology can support businesses. That’s what we do. What we stand for is taking ownership.

There are thousands of firms that can provide technology services. Many of them look at their services as a list of tasks to complete for a client. This is unengaged service; unengaged service is a commodity. There’s nothing wrong with service as a commodity, except that it usually lacks the passion that lends energy, creativity and dedication to problem-solving.

Engaged service, where the provider and client share common goals of overcoming challenges, is an alliance – a partnership based on proven ability and trust. At SPINEN, we take responsibility for the challenges and needs our clients bring to us, and encourage employees to do the same: “Let’s solve this like it was our own challenge.”

That’s taking ownership, and it comes from the excitement and passion for what we do. It’s the difference between a mere service provider and a strategic ally.

Leading the Charge

Every great team needs great leadership. Meet some of our leaders:

Jimmy Puckett

Jimmy is SPINEN’s CEO, but you won’t hear him introduce himself that way. Typically, it’s “Hi, I’m Jimmy.” Titles, while they have some value, have never been of great interest to him. Rather, business owners and the challenges they face, and the geeks who want to solve them, have always been his focus. And as a graduate of Mercer University with a double major in Technical Communication and Computer Science, it’s no surprise he loves to talk tech. Jimmy provides the strategic vision for SPINEN, finding ways that bleeding-edge technologies can become leading-edge solutions for ever-evolving business challenges.

Adam Harper

Adam Harper is part of our inside sales team. Before joining the team, Adam spent five years with Chick-Fil-A®, a company known for dedication to customer service. While at Chick-Fil-A, Adam served as training manager, customer service manager, and finally as shift manager. Adam then worked with the Florida East Coast Railway, helping to ensure accuracy and timeliness of customer shipments. With his background in customer service, Adam knows the key to sales is not finding clients who will buy a particular solution, it’s finding clients who need that solution: “I don’t want to talk anyone into buying anything; I’d rather hear about some complex problem a business owner is facing, and be able to say ‘I know how we can fix that together.'”

Randell Ray

Life-long Georgia resident, Randell Ray is a graduate of Reinhardt University with a degree in Communication and Media Studies, and has been involved in sales and marketing solutions with several companies since 1996. With a ready smile, he works with business owners to find the best ways that digital branding, online marketing and the latest web technologies can help them realize their goals: “There’s an amazing array of online technology and marketing tools available to businesses today–but it can be difficult for a business owner to determine what fits his business best, and how to get the most bang for his buck.” Randell works with our clients to select the best solutions, determine digital branding strategies, and helps manage projects to ensure the best results.

Stephen Finney

There’s a stereotypical conception of programmers as brainy, antisocial misfits; lonely nerds hacking away in a darkened rooms, more at home with ones and zeros than their fellow humans. As with most stereotypes, this image is inaccurate. Stephen Finney is passionate about technology, as is everyone on the SPINEN team. But he finds the real reward is seeing the real differences the SPINEN AppDev team’s work can make: “The goal of my work is service, and my reward is seeing it bring value to the lives of others. I’m most excited about my projects when I can see and feel the tangible effects of the work on other people.”

Stephen joined SPINEN after graduating from Mercer University’s Computer Science program. Expanding on his interests and talents, he now also serves as scrum master for the AppDev team, client liaison, and project manager.

Expect accelerated changes in the way technology will shape your business in 2019.

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