Bernard J. Grzelak
Bernie Grzelak is the Chief Operating Officer, Global Funds and Risk. Mr. Grzelak serves as the Chief Financial Officer of the Lord Abbett Family of Funds. He works closely with the boards of the Lord Abbett Family of Funds, the Lord Abbett Passport Portfolios UCITS (Ireland) and the Lord Abbett Global Funds II AIF (Luxembourg). In this role, Mr. Grzelak focuses on the logistical and relationship aspects of the board experience, ensuring that issues are addressed efficiently and effectively, while also integrating enterprise risk management. He also serves on the Enterprise Risk Management Committee.
Mr. Grzelak joined Lord Abbett in 2003 as the Director of Fund Administration and was named Partner in 2008. Prior to his current role, he was responsible for Lord Abbett’s Fund Administration and Investment Operations efforts. In addition, he served as Treasurer of the Lord Abbett Family of Funds. His previous experience includes serving as Vice President at Lazard Asset Management LLC and Audit Manager at Deloitte & Touche LLP. He has worked in the financial services industry since 1993.
Mr. Grzelak earned a BBA in accountancy from the University of Notre Dame.