Christopher D. Maher is the chairman, president, and CEO of OceanFirst Bank and its parent company OceanFirst Financial Corp. Maher joined OceanFirst Bank in 2013 as president and COO and became CEO in January 2015. He is on the board of directors of OceanFirst Financial Corp., OceanFirst Bank, and OceanFirst Foundation. Maher also serves as chairman of the board of trustees of Helen Keller Services for the Blind, a national nonprofit agency helping people with hearing and visual disabilities, where he has been actively involved since 1998. He serves on the board of trustees of Monmouth University in West Long Branch, NJ.
Maher has a graduate certificate in banking from the Consumer Bankers Association and the University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce and a bachelor's degree in business administration from Upsala College.