Mr. Maher is a portfolio manager of the smid cap, small cap and micro cap value equity strategies. Mr. Maher joined Lord Abbett in 2003 as a research analyst for the mid cap growth equity strategy and was named Partner in 2010. His prior experience includes Senior Equity Analyst at Invesco Senior Analyst at Centurion Investment Group, L.P. Vice PresidentInvestment Research at Lynch Mayer, Inc. and Associate at Aiyer Investments. Mr. Maher received a BS from Georgetown University and an MBA from New York University. He was in the investment business since 1989.