Putnam returns to LPL as chairman : As key architect in early days of firm, he oversaw large growth
JAMES "JIM" PUTNAM, a key architect in the 1980s and 1990s to building LPL Financial and overseeing its tremendous growth, has returned to the company as full-time chairman of LPL Financial Holdings Inc.
Considered by many to be LPL founder Todd Robinson's right-hand man, Mr. Putnam, 62, has been on LPL's board since 2005 and was most recently lead director.
Mr. Putnam joined LPL - called Private Ledger at the time - in 1983 when it was a small, privately held company. He was chiefly...