Frank V. Paone, CIMA, AIF®
Frank Paone is responsible for managing Lord Abbett’s national retail sales team in the Eastern region of the United States. In this role, he oversees regional managers in the field, supported by the senior regional managers. In addition, he leads the Advisor Consultant team. In this role, Frank oversees the efforts of the Advisor Consultants who partner with the Regional Managers to enrich existing relationships, identify cross-selling opportunities, and originate new producers. Mr. Paone also serves on the firm’s Partnership Committee.
Mr. Paone joined Lord Abbett in 1998 as a Regional Consultant and was named Partner in 2013. Prior to his current role, he served as Director of Institutional Investor Services, responsible for leading Lord Abbett’s direct selling efforts to U.S. Institutions. His previous responsibilities include overseeing the distribution and sales efforts of Variable Annuity and Defined Contribution Investment Only business and serving as a Regional Manager for Lord Abbett in the Northeast, responsible for providing service and support to financial advisors and their clients regarding the firm’s mutual funds, separately managed accounts, and business retirement plans. In this role, he also was a Divisional Sales Leader for the Northeast, while covering Connecticut and Rhode Island. He has worked in the financial services industry since 1998.
He earned a BS in economics and marketing from Boston College. He also is a holder of the Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF) designation and Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA) designation.