Argent Financial Group Employee Spotlight – Kimberly Breithaupt

What led you to Argent and what makes it unique?

Someone recommended me to Argent so they called me for an interview. I was very fortunate to have the opportunity to start out in 1996 while we were still a Louisiana state-chartered trust company and watch our company grow so significantly over the years. I love that Argent offers such a wide array of financial services in so many markets.

Why do you enjoy working at Argent? 

My work at Argent is always interesting. I feel like I never have the same day twice because of how unique our business is. I enjoy the family feel of Argent.

What does the company mean to you?

Argent has been my lifeline for half of my life. They gave me a career I did not expect while allowing me to complete my undergraduate and graduate degrees. They continue to give me opportunities to further my education with conferences and other learning opportunities.

Recount a favorite memory or project from your time at Argent.

It’s really difficult to pick a favorite memory at Argent because there have been so many! I can recall once when I participated in a 4-man scramble golf tournament with an Argent-sponsored team. We placed in the top three and were rewarded with four gift certificates to the local golf store. Kyle McDonald, in a group setting with various employees, announced our successful tournament and gave me all the credit for the win (which was only partially correct). He gave me all four of the gift certificates in front of everyone and told me not to share them with my teammates. That is an example of Kyle’s good humor and fun nature. I have always appreciated the way he intentionally interacts with staff at all levels.

What is a random fact about you?

I’m a certified Body Combat Instructor.

If you could have any other job for one day, what would it be?

Fitness instructor at a tropical resort!

What motivates you?

I am most motivated by being told I can’t do something. If someone challenges my ability to do something, I find significant motivation to prove them wrong.