Putnam is thrilled to announce the promotions of Ankit Patel, Whitney Amyot, and Gan Tan to partner in our New York and San Francisco offices.
Ankit joined Putnam in 2012 as an analyst after completing a Master’s in Biotechnology from UPenn. He then worked at an HCP education tech company, where he developed new big data and AI-focused product offerings to support biopharma clients on promotional strategies. Rejoining Putnam in 2020, Ankit has been a key leader in the growth of the NYC office since it’s opening in 2020.
Ankit has spent over a decade of supporting major pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients on early-stage asset assessments, new asset launch, product positioning and messaging, and strategic brand planning in the US and globally. He has considerable experience across a range of specialty diseases, including oncology, hematology, neurology, immunology, and rare diseases. Ankit has a keen interest in leveraging big data to inform product commercialization strategies and has been involved in building the Data Analytics practice at Putnam.
Whitney joined Putnam in 2014 as a Consultant, following a prior role as part of the start-up team of a boutique life sciences strategy consulting firm. She brings more than 10 years of experience in scientific research to her consulting career earning her Ph.D. in Molecular Microbiology from the Tufts University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.
Today, Whitney’s core practice combines cutting-edge quantitative and qualitative market research insights alongside data analytics to develop strategies that set up early-stage products for long-term success. Whitney has served clients across a broad range of therapeutic areas, with a particular focus on hematologic disorders and malignancies, oncology, immunologic disorders, and emerging cell and gene therapy technologies. In addition to her case work, Whitney has been another vital factor in the growth of the NYC office and in Putnam’s internal learning and development initiatives.
Gan joined Putnam in 2011 as an analyst and works with pharmaceutical and biotech clients across a broad range of therapeutic areas, including hematology, oncology, cell/gene therapy, cardiology, pulmonology, immunology, anti-infectives/vaccines, nephrology, neuro/neuromuscular, and rare diseases.
Gan has extensive experience with supporting clients in strategy development, insights generation, and big data initiatives. He graduated magna cum laude from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 2010, as part of the Roy and Diana Vagelos Life Sciences and Management Program with a B.A. in Biology and a B.Sc. Econ with concentrations in Finance, Insurance and Risk Management, and Actuarial Science.
On behalf of the leadership team and firm, Putnam congratulates Ankit, Whitney, and Gan on this huge achievement and looks forward to seeing them continue to make an impact on both Putnam as a company and their clients.
The firm is also happy to share additional Fall and Winter promotions:
Hannah Li to Principal; Brian Sharkey to Senior Director of Insights; Karan Raje, Mariah Hanley, and Rachita Rana to Manager; Brandt Nichols, Erin Mullins, Liz DiCesare, Richard Wang, Shafat Hossain, Meredith Godfrey, and Michael Chen to Senior Consultant; Max Bogorad, Jeffrey Yeung, Maaz Rafique-Aldawery, Laura Montani, Laura Paige and Katlin Erines to Consultant; Madeleine Chase, Ann Wechsler, Michaela Broadhurst, Jessica Lin, Dave Bright, Hiram Martin, Palak Bajaj, and Rachel Broderick to Senior Associate Consultant; and Margot Radding to Senior Market Research Associate.