Head of U.S. Product & Specialty Sales
Pierre Caramazza is head of U.S. Product & Specialty Sales at Franklin Templeton. He is responsible for the creation and execution of product strategy and development for the U.S., the distribution of ETFs, SMAs, and other non-traditional vehicles.
Since joining Franklin Templeton in 2005, he has held a variety of roles working in product, corporate governance, business development, and strategic relationships. Prior to taking on his current role, Pierre was head of Financial Institutions Group - U.S. from 2018 to 2020. He oversaw strategic relationships with U.S. financial institutions covering key gatekeepers and investment research teams across the full spectrum of Franklin Templeton's client partnerships. Additionally, he was responsible for business development of Franklin Templeton's ETF suite within the U.S. From 2011 to 2018, he served as head of the Private Wealth Division, responsible for Franklin Templeton's business development with RIAs, Private Banks, and Bank Trusts. Prior to taking on that role, he was director of Product Management and Development from 2005 to 2011 responsible for Franklin Templeton's global product management, development, and implementation.
Before joining Franklin Templeton, Pierre was Senior Vice President at Putnam Investments where he served in several product related roles.
Pierre received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Hobart College. He currently holds FINRA series 7,24,63 and NFS 3, 30 licenses.
Pierre serves on the Pinellas Education Foundation Board of Directors, the Tampa Bay Partnership Leadership Council, and St. Anthony's Hospital Foundation board. He currently resides in St. Pete Beach, Florida with his wife, Gina, and their two sons.