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Jean Hoffman is an executive and entrepreneur with a track record of building successful companies in the global pharmaceutical, veterinary and health care information technology industries. Hoffman founded Putney in 2006 and served as chairman, president and CEO through the sale to Dechra Holdings US Inc., a subsidiary of Dechra Pharmaceuticals PLC (LON-DPH) for $200 million in cash in April 2016.
Putney was Jean Hoffman’s second successful exit for a company she founded and built, after the acquisition of Newport Strategies, Inc. by Thomson Reuters (NYSE-TRI) in 2004.
Jean Hoffman has been honored with numerous awards, including being an EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014 Award winner in the life sciences category, New England.
Other honors for Jean and Putney include NewSpring Capital’s CEO of the Year in 2015; Deloitte’s 2013 North American Technology Fast 500; Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing private companies in the U.S., 2011 and 2013; Portland’s Business of the Year in 2013; Goldman Sachs Builders & Innovators Summit Honoring 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs, 2012 and Best Places to Work in Maine, Society for HR Management, #1 in 2013; ranked in 2014 and 2012.