The Putnam Team



Our Team

  • I work with the partners, team, and clients to draw insights from primary and secondary data and provide strategies for supporting clinical and commercial development of pharmaceutical products.

    Whitney Amyot

  • I work at the interface of clients, partners, and the analytical team, managing all of the work that goes into bringing our clients the most bulletproof deliverables possible. The best part of working here is the opportunity to join teams with so many dedicated, whip-smart professionals solving very demanding problems every day.

    Alex Busch

  • I enjoy the people I work with. Everyone brings a different style and essence to the team and watching it all come together is rewarding and fun

    Archana Murali

  • I recently rejoined Putnam as a Manager in the San Francisco office.  It is an exciting opportunity to help grow the new office and work with our west coast clients

    Sean O’Malley

  • At Putnam, my role varies by project – but deep strategic analysis, laser focus on our clients’ goals, and sharp yet down-to-earth colleagues are all constants.

    Colleen Sadin

  • My projects at Putnam dig deeply at the science of many of the biggest drugs, and then pivots into identifying or analyzing for business opportunities within the context of the science.

    Gan Tan

  • Putnam Partners average 15 years of industry experience


  • My role is exciting because it allows me to take on a wide range of different responsibilities from performing in-depth data analysis, to helping develop hypotheses and storylines for the overall project, to manage the workstreams of newer members of the team.

    Yuanfei Wang

  • Putnam has given me an incredible opportunity to navigate some of the most interesting challenges in the healthcare space while working alongside smart, diligent colleagues. I’ve been able to leverage my deep background in basic science and knowledge of business to tackle challenging problems across different therapeutic areas.

    Vinay Ramabhadran

    Senior Consultant
  • As a former bench scientist, I find it exciting to work on projects that involve cutting-edge technologies and breakthrough therapies that have a direct clinical impact. I am able to leverage my research expertise by providing scientific and analytical insight into the development of business strategies that help our clients tackle challenging problems.

    Joanna Rys

    Senior Consultant
  • Coming from the initial stages of drug discovery in academia, it’s exciting to learn the other end of the clinical pipeline and see how new therapies help patients. The best part of the job is the diversity, both in teams and projects.

    Joris De Schutter

  • Putnam fosters a collaborative environment where I combine deep commercial analysis with my passion for healthcare. From immunotherapy to gene therapy, my projects lie on the bleeding edge of healthcare and lead to meaningful impacts that I find invigorating.

    Ernie Doherty

  • 42% of Putnam employees have solved a Rubik’s cube


  • Putnam is a fantastic place where everyone cares deeply about each other and the success of the team. As a Life Sciences Consultant, I’m often the scientific expert on my case team. I’ve leveraged my background experience and contributed from day one while learning new consulting and business skills.

    Mariah Hanley

  • I truly enjoy the work we do. My colleagues collaborate and openly share knowledge and ideas. Management selects and assigns complex (and interesting!) projects to teams to achieve best-in-class results. There’s opportunity to interact with our clients and engage them as strategic partners. Putnam is a great place to make an impact and professionally develop.

    Tara Mehan

  • Working at the intersection of science and business with the talented team at Putnam has made for an exciting and rewarding experience, and I look forward to working with new clients and facing new challenges every day.

    Melody Pai

  • Working at Putnam allows me to leverage my scientific and engineering background to solve complex problems that our clients face, while also getting to work with bright, driven, and interesting people.

    Karan Raje

  • I feel fortunate for the opportunity that Putnam has afforded me to help solve intellectually stimulating problems related to innovative pharma therapies across a wide range of therapeutic areas. The hard and soft skills that Putnam allows you to build and hone right from the beginning are indispensable.  

    Rachita Rana

  • The environment at Putnam is enriching and collaborative. I enjoy working with my colleagues to craft customized solutions to complex problems at every stage of the life sciences product lifecycle.

    Meera Rao

  • 94% of Putnam employees have worked on projects involving new products


  • At Putnam, I get to leverage my in-depth knowledge of life sciences and my business acumen to tackle exciting and challenging problems within the healthcare industry, while working alongside brilliant individuals with a passion for problem solving.

    Swathi Srivatsa

  • Coming from a Biology background, it is exciting to work at the forefront of the pharmaceutical world helping to inform impactful decisions for our clients.  The collaborative and tight-knit team culture at Putnam ensure that every day is as exciting and rewarding as the day before as we pursue insightful answers to complex questions.

    Eric Yang

  • As a Life Sciences Consultant, I contribute rigorous analytical skills and an ability to extract insights from complex scientific data to the diverse talents of my Putnam team members. I enjoy seeing these combine into well-rounded strategic solutions for our clients, and each case broadens my healthcare industry knowledge.

    Jessica Carr

    Life Sciences Consultant
  • At Putnam, I use my research skills to help solve interesting and complex problems in the healthcare industry. Every problem helps me expand not only my business acumen and develop strategic insights, but also expand my scientific knowledge.

    Alexandra Clemente

    Life Sciences Consultant
  • Since 2000, more than 1/4 of Putnam Associates who have gone on to MBAs have attended HBS


  • At Putnam, I am constantly being challenged in new and exciting ways. Each project expands my knowledge of the healthcare industry and enables me to grow my skills from both a scientific and business perspective, while working alongside truly outstanding colleagues.

    Alicia DeFrancesco

    Life Sciences Consultant
  • Putnam has served 17 of the top 20 global biopharmaceutical companies since 2010


  • My role at Putnam varies from case to case and day to day–I could be on PubMed learning about emerging oncology therapeutics or building a model in excel. Working with and learning from my talented and brilliant colleagues with diverse backgrounds is my favorite aspect of working at Putnam!

    Jessica Freyer

    Life Sciences Consultant
  • While I utilize my life science and industry background to develop incisive commercial strategy, it is the team dynamics and focus on deriving insight from data that have broadened my approach to addressing fascinating healthcare challenges.

    Rohan Gidvani

    Life Sciences Consultant
  • Putnam has allowed me to greatly expand the horizon of my knowledge around the healthcare industry while applying the teamwork and problem-solving skills that initially attracted me to consulting. The range of projects and clientele in combination with the inquisitive, driven, and welcoming individuals at Putnam provide an extraordinary daily work environment that I’m excited

    Ian Johnston

    Life Sciences Consultant
  • Coming from the pharmacy setting at the front line of patient care, it’s exciting to be involved with various aspects of the strategy behind novel agents. Every day presents new challenges to overcome, and having the opportunity to learn from brilliant individuals who are genuinely kind and helpful is what makes Putnam a great place

    Ishita Mehta

    Life Sciences Consultant
  • At Putnam, I utilize my scientific background and critical thinking skills to help our teams provide meaningful solutions for our clients. It is extremely rewarding to team up with such high-caliber individuals to make an impact at the cutting-edge of the healthcare industry.

    Brandt Nichols

    Life Sciences Consultant
  • In my role, I utilize my background in biological research, and work collaboratively to formulate insightful strategies for our clients in the biopharma space. Our insights and recommendations are deeply rooted in rigorous analytics, enabling us to deliver immediate value and make a profound impact.

    Zhiqiang Shu

    Life Sciences Consultant
  • It’s incredibly rewarding to be able to collaborate with such a talented group of people to help our clients solve challenging problems. Due in large part to the amazing mentorship that I’ve received at Putnam, I’ve been able to develop a strong understanding of various aspects of the healthcare ecosystem.

    Beichen Dai

    Senior Associate Consultant
  • At Putnam, I have enjoyed collaborating on innovative projects that offer glimpses into what the life sciences industry will look like 5-10 years from now. Through the lens of biopharma, I have gained exposure to business issues and stakeholder types that span the entire health care system.

    Jason Friedman

    Senior Associate Consultant
  • Putnam provides an incredible breadth of exposure to the challenges facing healthcare industry players, which our teams tackle with deep conceptual understanding and thoughtful problem structuring. Working alongside intelligent, hardworking colleagues drives both project success and individual growth.

    Jim Fitzgerald

    Senior Associate Consultant
  • Each day at Putnam is an opportunity to not only work on the most relevant challenges in healthcare but also learn from an amazing group of talented people. We are fortunate to work on projects that make a real impact for our clients, and to grow professionally as we do so.

    Vahid Hoshmand

    Senior Associate Consultant
  • At Putnam, I’ve really enjoyed working in teams to solve some of the most challenging problems in the healthcare industry. It’s been a privilege to work with such intelligent people who are so passionate about their work.

    Yuki Ito

    Senior Associate Consultant
  • Putnam was founded in 1988


  • My projects at Putnam vary greatly but all leverage complex problem solving to provide the best strategic recommendation to our client partners. Each project is a new opportunity for professional development and to take on increasing responsibility.

    Cece Nichols

    Senior Associate Consultant
  • For me, Putnam has been the ideal place to marry my background in bioengineering and business. I continually draw on my experience in both fields to formulate thoughtful and strategic insights for our clients. The healthcare industry’s dynamism and dedication of my colleagues make working at Putnam exciting and rewarding.

    Evan Olin

    Senior Associate Consultant
  • I enjoy working at Putnam because every day I come to work with friends and we challenge each other to do better than our best. We have a unique, collaborative, and invigorating culture. Each case is an opportunity for professional development and the opportunity to expand your knowledge base into different disease & therapeutic areas.

    Zac Watson

    Senior Associate Consultant
  • Putnam has a great emphasis on career development. Young professionals have the opportunities to take on leadership of the workstreams and tackling challenging problems with the team.  In my role, I deep dive into the case related materials, mentor junior Associates and oversee the case team operation to ensure high-quality work.

    Jenna Zhu

    Senior Associate Consultant
  • I develop and promote best practices and standards for Putnam’s primary market research. I really enjoy working with our teams to find creative solutions to their research challenges.

    Brian Sharkey

    Director of Market Research

Strategy for the Life Sciences