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Putnam Welcomes New Chief People Officer

February 25, 2020
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February 25, 2020 Boston, MA — Putnam Associates, a global strategy consulting company serving the biopharmaceutical industry headquartered in Boston with additional offices in London, New York and San Francisco recently announced the hiring of Jeri Herman as Chief People Officer.

Jeri joins the firm from BCG where most recently she served as Senior Director of HR for the Global Services team. Prior to that she was the Senior Business Management Director for the Boston office. Jeri has more than 25 years of experience in various roles in the professional services industry, with a focus on talent and operations. She has a passion for developing people strategies that propel organizations to the next level and creating vibrant, inclusive and productive work environments where employees can thrive.

Commenting on joining the firm, Jeri said:

“Putnam has a very strong position in the market with both clients and employees. Its recent growth trajectory is so impressive, and I am excited to be a part of a leadership team that has a strong vision for continuing on this path. As is true in any professional services environment, attracting and developing talent is fundamental to the strategy and I’m looking forward to helping Putnam really take its business to the next level. We offer an incredible value proposition to people who want to be part of a growing organization with a culture that prides itself on collaboration, excellence, ingenuity, grit and diversity. As we continue to expand into new geographic markets and deepen our expertise, we’ll be able to offer even more unique and enriching opportunities to our staff. It’s an exciting time and I’m thrilled to be on board.”

CEO Remco op den Kelder notes on the addition:

“We are very excited to have Jeri join our executive team as our Chief People Officer. At Putnam we have always recognized that it is our people that make Putnam special. As we continue to grow and evolve as a company, it is more important than ever to retain that focus.

By adding Jeri to our executive team, we ensure that as an organization we add a voice that keeps our people front and center in our discussions and strategies.

Jeri’s broad and deep experience in developing people strategies for professional services companies, including more than 15 years of experience at BCG, will add a level of experience and insight that complements the current executive team.”

Putnam has been consistently recognized, by Vault and others, as an employer that places significant value in continued team member development, with many team members progressing to senior levels within the company.

Founded in 1988, Putnam, over the past 3 decades, has consistently adapted to the ever-evolving industry it is serving. Its track record of providing actionable strategy to its clients has made Putnam one of the most respected strategy advisory companies to the biopharmaceutical industry.

About Putnam Associates

Founded in 1988, Putnam Associates has been serving global biopharmaceutical, diagnostics, and medical device clients, along with private equity and venture capital clients, providing world class strategic advice based on sophisticated, robust analytics. The company provides customized, actionable recommendations that draw on robust problem framing, cutting-edge methodologies, deep therapeutic area knowledge, extensive global networks of health care stakeholders, and expert synthesis across scientific, clinical, and business disciplines. Putnam’s work is dedicated to maximizing the value of the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, diagnostic and device products serving clients who market many of the world’s best-known biopharmaceuticals.

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