Korn Ferry
John Putnam

John Putnam

Senior Principal


John Putnam is a Senior Principal for Korn Ferry Hay Group, based in the firm’s Atlanta office.

Mr. Putnam works with boards and management to align people strategy with organizational strategy. He has partnered with the nation’s leading healthcare organizations to drive and sustain organizational performance through the design of effective executive and physician pay programs and governance practices

Mr. Putnam’s work includes executive compensation philosophy development, regulatory compliance, executive compensation market assessments, annual and long-term incentive plan development, physician compensation plan development, and leadership succession planning.

Mr. Putnam has over ten years of experience working with healthcare organizations as they continuously evolve to meet the challenges of rapidly changing internal and external dynamics. His clients include large national healthcare systems, academic medical centers, regional healthcare systems, community hospitals, health insurance companies, and large multi-specialty physician practices.

Mr. Putnam’s areas of expertise include talent strategy, job evaluation and measurement, executive compensation and benefits design, organizational design, and succession planning.

Mr. Putnam holds a bachelor of arts degree in economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.