Robert Reynolds

President and Chief Executive Officer, Putnam Investments

Mr. Reynolds is President and Chief Executive Officer of Putnam Investments and President of the Putnam Funds. He is also a member of Putnam’s Operating Committee. Building upon a distinguished 30-year career, he has revitalized Putnam through strong, sustained investment performance, new products designed for today’s market challenges, and thought leadership on the future of retirement and workplace savings. Respected as an industry statesman, Mr. Reynolds is regarded as a driving force of innovation and progress in institutional and retail financial services.

In addition to his Putnam responsibilities, Mr. Reynolds is President and CEO of Great-West Financial, one of the nation’s top providers of retirement savings products and services, life insurance, annuities, and executive benefits products. Prior to joining Putnam in 2008, he was Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of Fidelity Investments.

Mr. Reynolds’ accomplishments have earned multiple industry honors over time. He was named Fund Leader of the Year at the Mutual Fund Industry Awards in 2010 for the strategic improvements he initiated at Putnam. The following year, Putnam, under the leadership of Mr. Reynolds, was honored as Retirement Leader of the Year for initiatives and innovative solutions in the workplace savings arena. Mr. Reynolds has also received a Lifetime Achievement Award from PLANSPONSOR magazine for popularizing employer sponsored 401(k) plans.

Mr. Reynolds currently serves on several not-for-profit boards, including those of West Virginia University Foundation, Concord Museum, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association Foundation. He is Chairman of the Boston Advisory Board of the American Ireland Fund, a member of the Massachusetts General Hospital President’s Council, a member of the Massachusetts High Technology Council Executive Committee, and a member of the Chief Executives Club of Boston and the Council on Competitiveness.

Mr. Reynolds earned a B.S. in Business Administration, Finance, from West Virginia University, where he also received an Honorary Doctorate in Business Administration and a Distinguished Alumni Award. In addition, Mr. Reynolds is a recipient of the Boston College President’s Medal of Excellence and the Manhattan College De La Salle Medal.

My Sessions

Developing a Flexible and Forward-Looking Regulatory Environment for Financing a New Innovation & Competitiveness Future

Atrium Ballroom A

Creating a Secure, Supportive and Resilient Innovation Ecosystem to Enable LongTerm U.S. Competitiveness

Atrium Ballroom A

In this series of conversation, leaders will discuss the importance to U.S. competitiveness of both soft and hard innovation infrastructure. From the rules of the road to the roads themselves, it’s vital that the U.S. keep up with technological changes impact how, where and with whom we compete. Widening the pipeline from lab to market—ensuring […]