LPL Registered Client Service Assistant
Life is full of surprises. I stepped into this career purely by accident. I had graduated college out of state and planned on working until I could afford law school. I obtained a position at Smith Barney as their New Accounts Clerk. Within a year, I had been crossed trained in all of the back office functions. With each new experience, I found this industry even more fascinating. My job was to work for all the Representatives in the office; I did not deal directly with clients. My first experience with a client was when I was working late and a client came in. Her Advisors had already left for the day. The client had lost her husband recently, and all the paperwork about their finances overwhelmed her. I had a light bulb moment that all the things we coordinated in the back office were someone’s way of achieving their life dreams and/or their life savings. I strive to make the paperwork seem less daunting as we coordinate a client’s new account, the transfer to fund an account or coordinate funds for the client.
Kimberly Lindley joined Trish Arnold’s team in August, 2011. Kim has over 20 years industry experience, servicing clients while working at Smith Barney, Merrill Lynch, Schroeders and Edward Jones. She moved to the Central Valley from the Los Angeles area in 2009. She served as the Chief Compliance Officer for a boutique investment advisor firm for nine years prior to moving to this area. Kim became a registered assistant in 2012, when she passed her series 7 and 66 exams.
Kim volunteers for Relay for Life Tulare on the accounting committee. She served as the Accounting Chair for Relay for Life Tulare in 2013 and 2014. She has served on the board of Labrador Retriever Rescue of Fresno, a 501c3 rescue organization, and as a foster for this organization.
Kim and her husband enjoy any activity that involves Labradors, including training classes and competing in a dog sport called dock jumping.