PJ Putnam is an entrepreneurial, results-oriented General Counsel and Business Executive with extensive experience analyzing, structuring, negotiating and closing sophisticated domestic and international transactions in both high-tech and low-tech industries. PJ has gained experience as a General Counsel while working with several exciting companies that range from the startup to pre-IPO stage; in addition to his executive and in-house experience, he has worked as an attorney for a nationally-ranked large law firm. PJ is a proven strategic and analytical problem-solver who can augment (or capably lead) any executive team to produce professional results while adhering to rigid deadlines.
In September 2013, PJ completed his 15-month term as the President of the In-House Bar Association (i.e., Association of Corporate Counsel) for the Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter. Now, he serves in a consultant-role as the Chapter’s Immediate Past President.
Additionally, he is both a writer and a film producer – as an Executive Producer, PJ’s latest film Hiding in Plain Sight has won many film festival awards with its call to end transient homelessness.
PJ earned his law degree at the Dedman School of Law at Southern Methodist University; studied international law at Oxford College, Oxford, U.K.; earned an MBA from the Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico; and, a Bachelor’s of Science Degree from the United States Air Force Academy. As a surgery technician, PJ spent time in the mountains of Ecuador near the Colombian border in a field hospital with Medical Ministries, International.
Prior to earning his law degree, PJ was an international business consultant and a decorated United States Air Force Spec Ops/Rescue Helicopter Pilot with over 3,000 flight hours.