Neil Desai

Neil Desai is a portfolio manager of the Putnam Global Technology Fund, Putnam Long/Short TMT Fund, and Putnam Global Research Fund. He is responsible for the sourcing, research, due diligence and monitoring of technology investment opportunities on a global basis.

Prior to joining Putnam Investments in 2012, he was a Partner at Crosslink Capital, a $2 billion San Francisco based hedge fund and VC firm, where he was responsible long/short investments in the technology and information services industry globally.

Before that, he served as an investment analyst with Tudor Investment Corporation and Raptor Capital Management covering the technology and business services industries. Prior to investing in the public markets, Neil worked in private equity at Thoma Cressey Equity Partners and started his career in investment banking with Merrill Lynch in the Global TMT Group.

Neil Desai is a portfolio manager of the Putnam Global Technology Fund, Putnam Long/Short TMT Fund, and Putnam Global Research Fund. He is responsible for the sourcing, research, due diligence and monitoring of technology investment opportunities on a global basis

Neil is a graduate of Duke University and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.