Leadership team

Putnam's experienced, highly skilled leadership team provides overall vision and direction with a focus on performance, efficiency, accountability, and service for investors and partners.

Executive team

Robert L. Reynolds

President and Chief Executive Officer
President of the Putnam Funds

Mr. Reynolds has more than 30 years of investment and financial services experience and is a member of Putnam Investments' Executive Board of Directors. In addition to his roles at Putnam, he is Chair of Great-West Lifeco U.S. and is regarded as a driving force of innovation and progress in institutional and retail financial services.  More

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Andra S. Bolotin

Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Bolotin provides financial oversight, accounting, reporting, analysis, and planning across Putnam's lines of business and brands operating under Great-West Financial. Ms. Bolotin joined Putnam in 2008 and has 20 years of executive leadership experience.  More

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    • Robert T. Burns

      Chief Legal Officer
      General Counsel

      Mr. Burns leads the Legal and Compliance Department and provides oversight for all legal and compliance matters related to Putnam, Putnam mutual funds, and Putnam's other products and services. He joined Putnam in 2004 and has been in the investment industry since 1989.  More

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      Aaron M. Cooper, CFA

      Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

      Mr. Cooper is responsible for setting strategic direction and driving execution across the firm. He oversees Putnam's Investments, Operations, Digital Technology, and Global Investment Strategies groups. Mr. Cooper is also a member of Putnam’s Operating Committee. He joined Putnam in 2011 and has been in the investment industry since 2000.  More

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      Jonathan M. Goldstein

      Head of Corporate Communications

      Mr. Goldstein oversees corporate communications strategy and public relations initiatives, directs media and community relations activities, and serves as Putnam's lead spokesperson. He joined Putnam in 2009 and has been practicing financial communications and public relations since 1990.  More

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      Jeffrey L. Gould

      Co-Head of Global Distribution

      Mr. Gould oversees Putnam's institutional business, which serves investors and clients in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. He served at Putnam from 1988 to 2005 and rejoined the firm in 2015. Mr. Gould has been in the investment industry since 1982.  More

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      D. William Kohli

      Co-Chief Investment Officer, Fixed Income

      Mr. Kohli directs the overall strategy and positioning of Putnam's fixed income products. He is also a portfolio manager with responsibility for institutional strategies and Putnam's global multi-sector fixed income mutual funds. He joined Putnam in 1994 and has been in the investment industry since 1988.  More

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      Brian D. Lenhardt

      Chief Operating Officer, Investment Division

      Mr. Lenhardt leads investment, strategic, and operational initiatives for Putnam's Investment Division. In addition, he oversees the Risk and Quantitative Equities groups. He joined Putnam in 2001 and has been in the investment industry since 1996.  More

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      Mark J. McKenna

      Head of Global Marketing

      Mr. McKenna is responsible for strategic direction and oversight of Putnam's marketing, internet, advertising, mobile, and social media initiatives. He joined Putnam in 1994 and has over 20 years of investment industry experience and more than 30 years of experience in marketing and advertising.  More

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      Sumedh Mehta

      Chief Information Officer

      Mr. Mehta is responsible for the overall strategic direction and execution of Putnam's global technology solutions. He joined Putnam in 2015 and has over 20 years of experience managing information technology systems in the investment industry.  More

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      Shep Perkins, CFA

      Chief Investment Officer, Equities

      Mr. Perkins manages Putnam’s Equities group, including the portfolio management, research, and trading areas, and is a member of Putnam's Operating Committee. In addition, Mr. Perkins is a portfolio manager of Putnam's global core equity and international growth equity strategies. He joined Putnam in 2011 and has been in the investment industry since 1993.  More

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      Michael V. Salm

      Co-Chief Investment Officer, Fixed Income

      Mr. Salm directs the overall strategy and positioning of Putnam’s fixed income products. He is also a portfolio manager of Putnam's core, core global, core plus, dedicated mortgage, global government, fixed income global alpha, and ultra-short strategies, and 37 Capital's securitized fixed income strategy. He joined Putnam in 1997 and has been in the investment industry since 1989.  More

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      Robert J. Schoen

      Chief Investment Officer, Global Asset Allocation

      Mr. Schoen oversees strategy and positioning of Putnam's global asset allocation products, including security selection strategies, portfolio construction, and risk management. He is also a portfolio manager of several Putnam funds. He joined Putnam in 1997 and has been in the investment industry since 1990.  More

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      Scott C. Sipple

      Co-Head of Global Distribution

      Mr. Sipple oversees Putnam’s retail fund distribution business, including Regional Advisor Consulting, Relationship Management, Business Development, and the Client Engagement Center. He served at Putnam Investments from 2009 to 2017 and rejoined the firm in 2020. Mr. Sipple has been in the investment industry since 1985.  More

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      Michael P. Wands, CFA

      Head of Global Investment Strategies

      Mr. Wands manages the Equities, Fixed Income, and Global Asset Allocation groups. He also leads the product development strategies for Putnam's retail, institutional, and retirement businesses. Mr. Wands joined Putnam in 2008 and has been in the investment industry since 1986.  More

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      Edward F. Whalen

      Chief Human Resources Officer

      Mr. Whalen oversees the firm's Human Resources, General Services, and Conference Planning and Travel departments. He also directs the strategy and implementation of corporate-wide human resource initiatives. He joined Putnam in 1990 and has over 30 years of management experience.  More

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      Michael J. Woodall

      Chief of Operations

      Mr. Woodall is responsible for Putnam's Mutual Fund Shareholder Services, Accounting, Middle Office and Control Services, and Investment Operations. He is also an officer and executive committee member of the Putnam Fiduciary Trust Company. He joined Putnam in 1993 and has been in the investment industry since 1983.  More

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Board of Trustees

The independent Board of Trustees of the Putnam funds is responsible for the general oversight of each fund's business and for helping to protect the interests of shareholders.

Trustees and fund performance |
The Trustees periodically review each fund's investment performance and the quality of other services such as administration, custody, and investor services.

Trustees and fees and expenses |
At least annually, the Trustees review the fees paid to Putnam Management and its affiliates for these services and the overall level of each fund's operating expenses.

Trustee administration |
In carrying out their responsibilities, the Trustees are assisted by an independent administrative staff and by auditors and legal counsel, which are selected by the Trustees and are independent of Putnam Management and its affiliates.

Liaquat Ahamed

Born 1952
Trustee since 2012

Principal occupations during past five years:

Author; won Pulitzer Prize for Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World.

Other directorships:

Chairman of the Sun Valley Writers Conference, a literary not-for-profit organization; and a Trustee of the Journal of Philosophy.  More

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Ravi Akhoury

Born 1947
Trustee since 2009

Principal occupations during past five years:

Private investor

Other directorships:

Director of English Helper, Inc., a private software company; Trustee of the Rubin Museum, serving on the Investment Committee; and previously a Director of RAGE Frameworks, Inc.  More

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    • Barbara M. Baumann

      Born 1955
      Trustee since 2010

      Principal occupations during past five years:

      President of Cross Creek Energy Corporation, a strategic consultant to domestic energy firms and direct investor in energy projects.

      Other directorships:

      Director of Ascent Resources, LLC, a private exploration and production company established to acquire, explore for, develop, and produce natural gas, oil and natural gas liquids reserves in the Appalachian Basin; Director of Devon Energy Corporation, a publicly traded independent natural gas and oil exploration and production company; Director of National Fuel Gas Company, a publicly traded energy company that engages in the production, gathering, transportation, distribution, and marketing of natural gas; Senior Advisor to the energy private equity firm First Reserve; member of the Finance Committee of the Children's Hospital of Colorado; member of the Investment Committee of the Board of The Denver Foundation; and previously a Director of publicly traded companies Buckeye Partners LP, UNS Energy Corporation, CVR Energy Company, and SM Energy Corporation.  More

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      Catharine Bond Hill

      Born 1954
      Trustee since 2017

      Principal occupations during past five years:

      Managing Director of Ithaka S+R (a not-for-profit service that helps the academic community navigate economic and technological change). From 2006 to 2016, the 10th president of Vassar College.

      Other directorships:

      Director of Yale-NUS College and Trustee of Yale University.  More

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      Katinka Domotorffy

      Born 1975
      Trustee since 2012

      Principal occupations during past five years:

      Voting member of the Investment Committees of the Anne Ray Foundation and Margaret A. Cargill Foundation, part of the Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies.

      Other directorships:

      Director of the Great Lakes Science Center and of College Now Greater Cleveland.  More

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      Paul L. Joskow

      Born 1947
      Trustee since 1997

      Principal occupations during past five years:

      The Elizabeth and James Killian Professor of Economics, Emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). From 2008 to 2017, the President of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, a philanthropic institution focused primarily on research and education on issues related to science, technology, and economic performance.

      Other directorships:

      Trustee of Yale University; a Director of Exelon Corporation, an energy company focused on power services; and a Member Emeritus of the Board of Advisors of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.  More

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      Kenneth R. Leibler

      Born 1949
      Trustee since 2006, Vice Chair from 2016 to 2018, and Chair since 2018

      Principal occupations during past five years:

      Vice Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Trustees of Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston. A Member of the Investment Committee of the Boston Arts Academy Foundation.

      Other directorships:

      Director of Eversource Corporation, which operates New England’s largest energy delivery system; previously the Chairman of the Boston Options Exchange, an electronic market place for the trading of listed derivatives securities; previously the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Boston Stock Exchange; and previously the President and Chief Operating Officer of the American Stock Exchange.  More

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      George Putnam, III

      Born 1951
      Trustee since 1984

      Principal occupations during past five years:

      Chairman of New Generation Research, Inc., a publisher of financial advisory and other research services, and President of New Generation Advisors, LLC, a registered investment advisor to private funds.

      Other directorships:

      Director of The Boston Family Office, LLC, a registered investment advisor; a Trustee of the Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute; previously a Trustee of the Marine Biological Laboratory; and previously a Trustee of Epiphany School.  More

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      Manoj Singh

      Born 1952
      Trustee since 2017

      Principal occupations during past five years:

      Until 2015, Chief Operating Officer and Global Managing Director at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, Ltd., a global professional services organization, serving on the Deloitte U.S. Board of Directors and the boards of Deloitte member firms in China, Mexico and Southeast Asia.

      Other directorships:

      Director of Abt Associates, a global research firm working in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development; Trustee of Carnegie Mellon University; Director of Pratham USA, an organization dedicated to children’s education in India; member of the advisory board of Altimetrik, a business transformation and technology solutions firm; and Director of DXC Technology, a global IT services and consulting company.  More

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      Mona K. Sutphen

      Born 1967
      Trustee since 2020

      Principal occupations during past five years:

      Senior Advisor at The Vistria Group, a private investment firm focused on middle-market companies in the healthcare, education, and financial services industries. From 2014 to 2018, Partner at Macro Advisory Partners, a global consulting firm.

      Other directorships:

      Director of Unitek Learning, a private nursing and medical services education provider in the United States; Director of Pioneer Natural Resources, a publicly traded company engaged in oil exploration and production in the Permian basin; previous Director of Pattern Energy, a publicly traded renewable energy company; Board Member, International Rescue Committee; Co-Chair of the Board of Human Rights First; Trustee of Mount Holyoke College; and Member of the Advisory Board for the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs.  More

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      Interested Trustee

      Robert L. Reynolds

      Born 1952
      Trustee since 2008 and President and Chief Executive Officer of Putnam Investments since 2008

      Principal occupations during past five years:

      President and Chief Executive Officer of Putnam Investments; President and Chief Executive Officer of Great-West Financial, a financial services company that provides retirement savings plans, life insurance, and annuity and executive benefits products; President and Chief Executive Officer of Great-West Lifeco U.S. Inc., a holding company that owns Putnam Investments and Great-West Financial; and member of Putnam Investments’ and Great-West Financial’s Board of Directors.

      Other directorships:

      Director of West Virginia University Foundation; director of the Concord Museum; director of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Chairman of Massachusetts Competitive Partnership; director of Boston Chamber of Commerce; member of the Chief Executives Club of Boston; member of the National Innovation Initiative; member of the Massachusetts General Hospital President’s Council; member of the Council on Competitiveness; and previously the President of the Commercial Club of Boston.  More

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