1. Karen O’Brien
Salem, NH 03079 email@example.com
CLIENT SERVICE PROFESSIONAL
Adaptive, talented, and dependable client service professional with 12 years of experience providing
world class customer service and team leadership in the financial services field. Proficient multi-tasker
thriving in high pressure environments which demand accountability, client focus, team work, and
Demonstrated success record in:
Delivering consistent world class customer service focused on asset and client retention
Distilling value, overcoming objections, and uncovering client needs through effective listening
Exercising sound judgment while offering creative solutions and alternatives for client
concerns within designated account type or plan limitations
Motivating staff to achieve peak performance levels
Proven record of initiative and success in areas of project management and working team
Superior Client Service Skilled Communicator & Influencer Dynamic Team Leader
Relationship Builder Project Management Coaching & Mentoring
Problem Resolution Analysis & Reporting Continuous Improvement
SELECTED CAREER ACHIEVEMENTS
Leadership - Outstanding Employee Leadership Award Nominee for Project Teams Quality
Superior Client Service - Produced Client Focus PowerPoint and classroom training that is
used for current staff and adapted for new hire training
Coaching & Mentoring - Developed formal Callout Mentor Program for underperformers and
interested staff focused on Effective Listening skills
Project Management - Created Canned Letter options reducing delivery time of
correspondence from 1-3 days to 15-60 minutes via fax and email
Putnam Investments, Andover, MA
Technical Coordinator – Client Operations 2004 – Present
Proactively handle escalated or intricate communications with Retirement, Educational
Savings, and Retail account owners, beneficiaries, administrators, and authorized third parties.
Participate in and lead working teams through a variety of complex project initiatives.
Anticipate and manage production concerns, regulatory and legal changes, and effectively
communicate impacts both internally and externally.
Lead, coach, and train effective teams of Client Service Specialists and Processors to
consistently exceed client and company expectations in client service, quality, and
Conduct weekly feedback sessions, quality monitoring, write and deliver reviews and action
plans, and recommend training and development plans.
2. Karen O’Brien
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Putnam Investments, Bangor, ME
Client Service Specialist 2000 – 2004
Handle high volume of inbound and outbound calls for financial, demographic, and information
queries from retirement participants, retail account owners, brokers, back offices, and third
Ensure delivery of accurate financial, legal, and plan information.
Offer client education resources, investment options, and account service options.
Discuss tax forms and reporting and initiate corrections as appropriate.
Accurately and efficiently process financial and clerical requests and interpret legal documents.
Obtained FINRA Series 6 in 2004 (License no longer sponsored by employer)
About.com, Bangor, ME
Topic Guide 1999 – 2000
Write, produce, and manage niche website focusing on travel, relocation, and living in Bangor,
ME and Central and Northern Maine.
Maintain weekly chat schedules and produce weekly newsletter highlighting new content.
Field questions via chat and email from site users looking for resources or guidance.
Develop relationships with local businesses to ensure representation online and advanced
notice of local events.
SYSTEMS & SOFTWARE EXPERIENCE
MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point), IEX NICE Workforce Management, ASPECT and UNIPHI
phone systems, Lotus Notes, DST Desktop & 3270, AWD Image, Siebel CRM/RMS Systems,
NICE/SARA call record system
University of Georgia, Athens, GA