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Putnam Associates Welcomes New Chief People Officer, Maeghan Sulham

September 16, 2021
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Putnam Associates, a leader in the life sciences strategic advisory services, has welcomed Maeghan Sulham as the new Chief People Officer.

Maeghan joins the firm with a wealth of experience in talent strategy, HR operations, and consulting – most recently as a Senior Manager and Chief of Staff at Deloitte LLP.

“I LOVE Talent, HR, People Ops. In my 15 years as a consultant, strategist, and talent professional, my most impactful roles have been working on projects, operations, and activities that directly impact professionals serving clients, building businesses, and growing their careers. In traditional consulting, often the most important assets are the people. How businesses help their talented professionals learn, develop and succeed is my passion – I’m looking forward to applying that at Putnam.” Shares Maeghan when asked what fuels her passion for all things Talent.

She joins Putnam’s best in class HR Operations team, a group eager to have Maeghan’s background and areas of expertise on board to drive impact on the growing firm with offices now in Boston, San Francisco, New York City, and London.

When asked by her team what she is most excited for, she shares – “I’ve heard so much about the culture here at Putnam, I’m excited to experience it firsthand and get to know what makes Putnam special. And I can’t wait to dig in and partner with the rest of the leadership team on Putnam’s talent opportunities and challenges.”

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.

When asked about her decision to join Putnam, Maeghan shared “Everyone I met throughout the interview process was down to earth, connected with me on a human level, and was deeply passionate about the work they do at Putnam and the people they worked with at Putnam.  It was hard not to be excited about the opportunity!”

Putnam was founded over 30 years ago with the idea of bringing classical strategy consulting disciplines to product, franchise, and business unit decisions. With over 200 employees from around the globe, Putnam is positioned to deliver winning strategies for the global life sciences industry. In adding Maeghan to the executive team, we continue to ensure that as an organization our People are at the core of our discussions and strategies and are at the forefront in our decision making.

Remco op den Kelder, CEO of Putnam Associates adds – “As we continue to grow the overall Putnam team and grow our geographic footprint it is critical for us to stay laser focused on our culture and values that have helped us get to where we are today. With the addition of Maeghan to our leadership team we will have a fierce advocate and continued ever present focus on growing and developing our people and teams. What attracted us to Maeghan as a Chief People Officer was her broad and relevant experience across Talent Strategy, People Development and HR operations as well as having been a consultant at Deloitte for a number of years. We believe that her collective experience and people first attitude will benefit us tremendously as we continue to grow and evolve Putnam. As a collective leadership team, we could not be more excited to have Maeghan join our team and can’t wait to see what we can accomplish together.”

Strategy for the Life Sciences