Leadership Team

Industry Veteran

Talexes was founded by industry veteran, Joe Kistner, in 2015 to help companies attract the talent of the future and maximize the talent they have.

  • Joe-Kistner

    Joe Kistner

    Founder/CEO

    Joe is an entrepreneur and innovative talent management leader with a proven track record for driving excellence in challenging business environments.

    Joe brings 20 years of global operations, sales, and marketing experience in the assessment, education, talent management, and talent acquisition sectors.

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  • Al Rainaldi

    Al Rainaldi

    President

    Prior to joining Talexes, Al served as president for Profiles International. Al is a sought after keynote speaker and trainer. Over the course of his career, he has trained thousands in sales techniques, marketing, leadership and planning. He developed and served as program leader/ presenter for an accredited course for the National Association of Extended Healthcare Administrators.

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  • Russ Meier Director of Business Development

    Russ Meier

    Director of Business Development

    Russ’s extensive experience in sales, marketing, and business development is a tremendous asset to Talexes. An entrepreneur himself, Russ’s understanding of the needs of small business owners and self-employed consultants gives him the unique capability of supporting healthy, consistent entrepreneurial growth.

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  • John Bailor

    John Bailor

    Director of Support Services

    John’s business career has provided him with experience in accounting, finance, sales, and general management backgrounds. After obtaining experience working for Fortune 500 companies and owning his own business, John entered the world of talent assessments. With a focus on the use and application of information provided by assessments…..

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  • Jennifer Branch

    Jennifer Branch

    Director of Client Relations

    Jennifer’s career passion began at an early age. Capitalizing on an entrepreneurial drive, she quickly gained experience as a small business owner. Understanding the many challenges businesses encounter, she has spent the last 10 years developing and nurturing relationships with executives who partner with her to achieve their strategic goals.

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  • Lauren Svoboda Director of Creative Services

    Lauren Svoboda

    Director of Creative Services

    Lauren graduated Texas State University with a degree in Creative Writing. This experience has translated beautifully into her role as Director of Creative Services. Her duties include social media outreach, product development, graphic design, & content creation, as well as product development, website maintenance, and administration.

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