June 26, 2012 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Putnam Investments filled three senior
positions in defined contribution (DC) sales and client relations.
Scheetz and Edward Deeds will serve as regional DC directors, focused on
growing the sales of Putnam’s full-service 401(k) among advisers. They report
directly to James Brockelman, national sales manager of adviser-sold DC at
Axford was named DC consultant relations manager. Axford will work closely with
advisers, consultants and recordkeeping platforms nationally to support the
sales of Putnam’s investment-only retirement business. He reports to Peter
Whitman, head of Putnam’s DC investment-only business.
joining Putnam, Scheetz was responsible for BNY Mellon’s DC investment-only
business in the mid-Atlantic and worked extensively with full-service plan
sales, including with Prudential Retirement and Merrill Lynch. Based in
Richmond, Virginia, he will be responsible for Putnam’s mid-Atlantic region of
Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia, North Carolina and Tennessee.
previously served as a regional sales manager for ADP Retirement Services,
overseeing a team of regional sales representatives. He is based in Cincinnati
and will be responsible for expanding Putnam’s adviser relationships in Ohio,
Michigan, western Pennsylvania, Kentucky and Indiana.
Putnam, Axford was a senior vice president and director within Pioneer
Investments’ investment-only retirement group. He has experience in sales and
relationship management at a number of firms including MassMutual Retirement
Services, Russell Investment Group and MFS Investment Management.