Bob Putnam joined Suddenlink Communications in March 2003, bringing more than two decades of experience in the Information Technology (IT) industry. As Chief Information Officer, Mr. Putnam has been responsible for setting Suddenlink’s IT strategy and ensuring it aligns with overall business strategy. During his tenure, he has overseen building the IT department to support Suddenlink growth from a start-up to one of the nation’s top cable providers, now supporting more than 1.4 million residential and business customers and approximately 6,500 employees. Mr. Putnam oversees a team responsible for all aspects of the company’s IT department, including enterprise systems for financials, human resources, billing, mediation, data warehousing, business intelligence and big data, public websites, Suddenlink’s customer portal, custom applications, knowledge management, workforce management and database management. In addition, his team is responsible for companywide IT infrastructure for data centers, internal local and wide area networks, desktop support and an employee help desk. Additionally, the Program Management Office is set up and run out of the IT Department for enterprise wide, large-scale, cross-functional initiatives. Before joining Suddenlink, Mr. Putnam was a Senior Vice President with Hitachi Consulting, the former consulting division of Grant Thornton LLP. At Grant Thornton he was Partner-in-Charge of a nationwide practice. Mr. Putnam holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems from Missouri State University.