|Putnam Coes '94|
Putnam Coes '94
Chief Operating Officer
Paulson & Co., Inc.
Putnam Coes is chief operating officer of Paulson & Company, an investment management firm specializing in global merger and event arbitrage. Prior to Paulson, Putnam was a Managing Director with Morgan Stanley where he served as COO of the Firm’s hedge fund business, Morgan Stanley Absolute Return Strategies, and earlier as COO of the Firm’s fund-of-funds business, which he co-founded. Before Morgan Stanley, Putnam was a manager with Marakon Associates, a consulting firm, where he focused on strategy development and valuation for large banks and financial services firms.
Prior to Yale SOM, Putnam served in various policy and management roles in the administration of President George H.W. Bush. He is a graduate of Trinity College.