Robert Reynolds RBTV Humanitarian Award Recipient 2015

02/17/2015 News & Announcements

Mr. Reynolds is President and Chief Executive Officer of Putnam Investments and President of the Putnam Funds. 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 for the retirement marketplace. Respected as an industry statesman, Mr. Reynolds is regarded as a driving force of innovation and progress in institutional and retail financial services.

Mr. Reynolds has earned multiple industry honors over time for his accomplishments. 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 employersponsored 401(k) plans.  

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, Mr. Reynolds was Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of Fidelity Investments. Mr. Reynolds currently serves on several not-for-profit boards, including those of West Virginia University Foundation, Concord Museum, and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. He is a member of the Chief Executives Club of Boston and the Council on Competitiveness, and he is a former president of the Commercial Club of Boston.

Mr. Reynolds received an Honorary Doctorate in Business Administration from West Virginia University, a President’s Medal of Excellence from Boston College, and the De La Salle Medal from Manhattan College. He earned a B.S. in Business Administration/Finance from West Virginia University.