Putnam Coes

Chief Operating Officer, Partner

Mr. Coes joined LL Funds in 2019. Prior to LL, he was a Partner and Chief Operating Officer of Paulson & Company, Inc., an investment management firm specializing in global arbitrage and event-related strategies with peak AUM of $40 billion. Prior to this, he was a Managing Director with Morgan Stanley, where he served as COO of the firm’s hedge fund business. Earlier, he was COO of the firm’s private equity and hedge fund-of-funds business, and Manager of Global Strategy for the firm’s investment management business. Mr. Coes served on the board of directors of Motley Fool Holdings from 2008 to 2017 and was President of its investments unit; he remains a non-executive chairman of its investment business. He received an MBA from the Yale University School of Management and his B.A. in Political Science from Trinity College. He serves on the advisory board of the Yale International Center for Finance and is chair of the endowment investment committee of Renbrook School.