Analyst Profile

Deborah Alvord

Deborah Alvord

Sr Director Analyst

1 year at Gartner ,  29 years industry experience
NC USA


Roles and Responsibilities

Deborah Alvord is a Senior Director Analyst for Customer Service and Support Planning and Operations.

Background

Previous Experience

Ms. Alvord has 29 years of experience with Customer Service Operations, Contact Centers Processes and Customer Experience (CX) optimization and transformation, along with a strong passion to help others to succeed. While at Lenovo, she identified enterprise and country-specific drivers of CX and service delivery needs within the global operations, along with employee engagement and customer-centric culture continuous improvement opportunities. The focus areas were CX Transformation, Voice of the Customer, CX and operational metrics, process optimization, employee rewards and recognition, performance management, vendor management, employee engagement, culture transformation and quality management. During her 18 years with EDS/HP/HPE, she was a part of the BPO/Services outsourcing business, gaining tremendous experience with outsourced operations for clients in all industries around the world. In addition to working with sites to optimize service delivery and providing thought leadership to the clients regarding CX and operations, for 10 years, she conducted service delivery and CX optimization consulting engagements with clients in all industries around the world who had both outsourced and in-house operations. Areas of focus included contact center operations optimization, CX transformation, process optimization, quality management, performance management, outsourcing/vendor management, employee engagement, coaching, training, rewards and recognition, KPIs/measurement. During her tenure at American Airlines reservations/customer care, she gained extensive contact center customer service and service delivery knowledge, along with contact center operational optimization experience. Areas of focus included performance management, operational efficiency, training, coaching, quality management, employee recognition programs, employee rewards and recognition.

Professional Background

American Airlines, Supervisor Reservations/Customer Care, 7 years
EDS/Hewlett-Packard(HP)/Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, CX/Service Delivery/Process Consultant-Outsourced/In-house Contact Ctr Services, 18 years
Lenovo, Director of Customer Experience (CX) - Worldwide Services, 3 years

Industry Awards/Accolades

For 3 years, selected to judge 'Best in Class Contact Center Culture' and 'Best in Class Contact Center >200 seats' for CCW (Call Center Week/Customer Contact Week.)
Over last 6 years, selected to speak at multiple conferences, podcasts, webinars and thought leadership series regarding transformation, best practice and process optimization for the following: Customer Experience (CX), Customer Engagement Center, Contact Center Operations, Service Delivery.

Education

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill; Biology - BA

Languages

English

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