Strategy is in our DNA

We were founded over 30 years ago with the idea of bringing classical strategy consulting disciplines to product, franchise and business unit decisions. We are 100% dedicated to the life sciences with expertise that spans across functional areas and across the product life cycle. We don’t stop at the simple or obvious, we dig deeper to unearth unique insights and partner with our clients to build winning strategies.

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A team-based approach that is client focused and impact oriented

Working at Putnam provides a unique opportunity to acquire extensive and practical understanding of the dynamic world of life sciences from world-class internal and external experts. The strategic nature of our work allows our team members to have an outsized impact on decisions that shape the future of healthcare.  The team-based approach lets you work side by side with amazing, bright, and humble individuals.

With merit-based promotions and rotation across different types of cases and therapeutic areas, we provide unparalleled opportunities to excel and grow. A friendly and energetic environment awaits in each of our offices.

With a track record of strong growth and a bright future ahead, opportunities abound to be a part of new initiatives and responsibilities and contribute to the next chapters of Putnam’s story.

Committed to Development and Intellectual Curiosity

Putnam’s close-knit and supportive culture reflects the collective efforts of all our team members from Associates to Partners. As a company our product is our people and we never forget that. We are committed to supporting the continued growth of all our employees through a range of activities:

  • Formal training curriculum for new hires
  • Structured series of training symposia tied to professional development milestones
  • Monthly firmwide meetings to share key learnings from recent client engagements and connect on relevant firm news and events
  • Robust mentor program
  • Commitment to continuing education ranging from industry conference attendance to certificate and degree programs (e.g., MBA)
  • Regular firm-wide diversity forums that aim to ensure our workplace remains a welcoming and dynamic environment for everyone
  • A commitment to team-based approaches that emphasize hands-on learning

Our Values




Set High Standards
Develop & Retain Our People
Exceptional Experience


Creative Thinking
Pushing Boundaries


Effort Drives USccess


Better For It

Our Offices


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We have an established record of being one of the most desirable consulting firms from both the perspective of clients and employees.

The Future is Bright

Our consulting professionals provide strategic advice to pharmaceutical and biotechnology leaders on their most important drugs and products. Our exclusive focus and long-term client relationships provide a true opportunity to acquire extensive knowledge of a dynamic industry. Those who join us out of undergraduate institutions and then choose to go on to graduate school (MBAs, PhDs) have an impeccable track record of gaining admittance to top programs. We offer a career path that is bound only by an individual’s talent, work ethic and motivation. We are dedicated to building a lifelong network of talented professionals and leaders in the global business community

22 languages

collectively spoken by putnamites

Half of our Partners and Principals

joined Putnam as Associates

56% of Putnamites

volunteer at charitable organizations

What do we do as a firm and how do we actually impact society?' Being able to have the experience to work in a specific disease that impacts 20,000 people a year, and working with clients to think through the ways in which we can bring preventative therapies to the market, this is extremely powerful and motivating. There are many different problems being solved by consultants, but the benefit of working in healthcare is that it has a very tangible output that everybody can relate to. In my mind, that makes for a very rewarding career choice.

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Our Recruiters

Emily Healey

Talent Acquisition Manager

Ryan Cantwell

Talent Acquisition Specialist

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Strategy for the Life Sciences

  • Insight

    The capacity to gain an accurate and deep intuitive understanding

    Putnam focuses solely on the life science industries, allowing us to provide unparalleled depth, experience and insight into our client’s most complex challenges.

  • Clarity

    The quality of being easily understood

    We do not define our client’s issue to fit our capabilities. Instead, we listen to their needs and tailor our comprehensive set of tools, techniques and expertise to quickly bring clarity to complex issues facing our clients.

  • Strategy

    A careful plan or method for achieving a particular goal

    Understanding the global challenges facing our clients enables us to provide customized, actionable and strategic recommendations that draw on deep therapeutic area and functional expertise.