The Newport Group Adds Senior Client Relationship Manager

June 21, 2012 ( - The Newport Group hired Eric Kleindienst as a senior client relationship manager.

Kleindienst will serve as the primary client service and relationship management connection between Newport and a select group of retirement plan sponsors. He will be responsible for coordinating the efforts of the firm’s administration, operations, and communications groups.

Kleindienst will also work closely with sponsors to ensure they satisfy reporting requirements, and meet plan installation and administration objectives.

During his career, Kleindienst has been responsible for managing relationships for 401(k), profit sharing, stock and non-qualified plans; consulting with sponsors on the development and maintenance of 401(k) and pension plans; and collaborating with clients to support their fiduciary responsibilities. His experience includes leadership positions with firms such as Fidelity Investments, The Vanguard Group and Towers Perrin.

Kleindienst earned his bachelor’s degree in administrative management and international business from the University of Delaware.