Kristen Maple is the Chief Administrative Officer for Lord Abbett. In this role, she is responsible for creating an environment, facilitating processes, and implementing organizational discipline to ensure the peak performance of the firm. Ms. Maple also oversees human capital management and corporate social responsibility, spanning our Community Involvement and Diversity & Inclusion efforts, as well as the organizational planning process. Ms. Maple also serves on the Lord Abbett Steering Committee, which provides strategic direction and decides on the priorities of the organization. In addition, she serves on the firm’s Leader Development and Partnership Committees.
Ms. Maple joined Lord Abbett in 2000 and was named Partner in 2015. Prior to her current role, she managed the Marketing Communications Group, overseeing marketing campaign development and execution, project management, and production. Previously, Ms. Maple worked in various roles within Institutional Investor Services, managing different aspects of sales and client service support for the firm’s institutional clients. Her previous experience includes serving as Associate in the finance division at JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Operations Specialist in the Defined Contribution Recordkeeping department at Deutsche Bank. She has worked in the financial services industry since 1995.
She earned a BS in business administration from the University of Delaware.