Chad Putnam

Executive Vice President & Consulting CFO

Chad has over 25 years of finance and accounting experience working for venture-backed, publicly traded, and professional service companies in the life sciences, technology, and consulting industries. Prior to joining Optima, Chad provided consulting services to Eiger Biopharmaceuticals, a publicly traded and commercial-stage company focused on the development of therapies to treat rare diseases and at RSM LLP, where he led the firm’s West Region Finance & Accounting Outsourcing practice. From 2010 to 2018, he served as the CFO for Access Scientific and Evofem as well as provided CFO services to clients on a fractional basis. Before this, he held various positions of increasing responsibility, including Vice President of Finance at PatientSafe Solutions, a venture-backed healthcare information technology company. Chad started his career in the audit practice of Ernst & Young LLP. His experience includes venture capital financing, financial planning and analysis, cash flow management, strategic modeling, process improvement, and system implementations.

Chad received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from the University of San Diego and is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive).