Investment Professionals

Neil Desai

Neil Desai

Portfolio Manager, TMT Long/Short Equity

At Putnam since 2012. Industry since 1997. Prior experience as a Partner at Crosslink Capital, an Analyst at Tudor Investment Corp/Raptor Capital Management, a Senior Associate at Thoma Cressey Equity Partners (now Thoma Bravo), and an Analyst in the Global TMT Group, Merrill Lynch Investment Banking. B.A., Duke University; M.B.A., Harvard Business School.

Michael V. Salm

Michael V. Salm

Co-Head of Fixed Income
Portfolio Manager, Securitized Fixed Income

At Putnam since 1997. Industry since 1989. Prior experience as a Mortgage Specialist at BlackRock Financial Management, a Vice President and Trader at Nomura Securities, a Vice President and Structurer at Nikko Securities, and an Analyst at Fitch Investor Services. B.S., Cornell University.

Daniel Schiff

Daniel Schiff

Portfolio Manager, Diversified Long/Short Equity

At Putnam since 2016. Industry since 1998. Prior experience as a Managing Partner and Diversified Portfolio Manager at Northern Pines Capital, a Senior Member of the Investment Team at Tudor Investment, a Private Equity Investor at Bain Capital, an Investment Banking Analyst at Morgan Stanley. B.A., Bowdoin College; M.B.A., Harvard Business School.


Investor Relations and Business Development

Mujtaba Mahmood

Mujtaba Mahmood

Senior Alternatives Associate

At Putnam since 2018. Industry since 2013. Responsible for non-investment functions related to Putnam’s alternatives business. Prior experience as an Associate, Credit Product Strategy, at BlackRock, and as an Associate, Marketing and Investor Relations, at Hutchin Hill Capital, Balyasny Asset Management, Och-Ziff Capital Management, and Morgan Stanley. B.A., Fordham University.

Ashley Consedine

Ashley Consedine

Alternatives Associate

At Putnam since 2018. Industry since 2015. Responsible for non-investment functions related to Putnam’s alternatives business. Prior experience as a Research Associate and Performance Analyst at NEPC and as a Financial Analyst at Travelers. B.S., Western New England College.