Mr. O’Brien is Assistant Director of Equity Research, providing oversight and strategic direction to
Putnam's team of equity analysts. In addition, he is a portfolio manager of Putnam Global Technology
Fund and Putnam Research Fund and an analyst in the Equity Research group. Mr. O'Brien is responsible
for conducting fundamental analysis, developing insights on material sustainability issues, assessing
company valuations, and making buy/sell recommendations for companies in the semiconductor,
hardware, and software industries. Previously at Putnam, he served as an Investment Associate on the U.
S. consumer team. Mr. O'Brien has been in the investment industry since he joined Putnam in 2011.
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