Bob Reynolds was appointed president and chief executive officer of Great-West Financial® in May 2014. He provides leadership and strategic direction for the company's Individual Markets, Retirement Services and corporate segments. In addition, Reynolds serves as president and chief executive officer of Great-West Lifeco U.S. Inc. Also president and chief executive officer of Putnam Investments since 2008, Reynolds has more than 30 years of financial services and investments experience. Before joining Putnam, he spent 24 years at Fidelity Investments, serving as vice chairman and chief operating officer from 2000 to 2007.
Among many awards and recognitions, Reynolds received a Lifetime Achievement Award from PLANSPONSOR magazine in 2005 for his contributions to the retirement services industry and was awarded a President's Medal of Excellence from Boston College. He earned a bachelor's degree in business administration/finance from West Virginia University, from which he also received an honorary doctorate in business administration and a Distinguished Alumni Award.
Reynolds serves on the boards of several nonprofits, including West Virginia University Foundation, Concord Museum, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Nantucket Cottage Hospital and the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team Foundation. He is chairman of the Boston Advisory Board of American Ireland Fund and a member of the Chief Executives Club of Boston and the Council on Competitiveness.