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.