Linda Rey, Chief Results Officer
Linda Rey craves hearing about and celebrating business success stories. Her insurance experience spans 30+ years. As a previous insurance agency owner, Linda managed the Commercial Lines Department, new business development, agency branding and networking.
Her professional experience includes (in no particular order):
* Sales, marketing & branding strategies
* Insurance Underwriting
* Implementing management concepts
* Personnel Development
Linda cut her teeth in her father’s insurance agency in the mid-1980’s with a typewriter, carbon-copy paper forms and a mad dash to the post office to snail-mail applications via certified mail!
Linda was determined to blaze her own trail after college and start a new adventure. In 1990, she found herself in Atlanta and dove headfirst into a successful career. Guess which industry? You got it! INSURANCE. What a happy accident!
Linda’s new career was with a reinsurance corporation as an Ocean Marine Underwriter. After 9 years, she returned to Sleepy Hollow, NY, and re-joined her father’s agency. She assisted with technology upgrades, building the brand and networking with community and business organizations to expand the agency’s visibility.
In 2000, Linda earned her professional licenses including Life & Health and Property & Casualty Broker and 6 & 63 securities licenses.
In 2009, Linda discovered social media and was hooked. Her talent at building business using the 21st century tools, alongside old-fashioned selling and networking efforts, resulted in an 800% increase in revenue.
In 2017, Linda exited the insurance business and with her partner, Trevor, launched Aurora Consulting, a Commercial Financing Brokerage to help entrepreneurs expand their enterprise with unique, cost effective business financing solutions.
When the pandemic hit, the business shut down in the early Spring of 2020 as Lenders scrambled with the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).
As true entrepreneurs do, Linda Rey and Trevor pivoted and sought to help business owners learn the fundamentals about business financing and how to apply for the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL).
They had enough experience with how to apply for a business loan, so their knowledge helped to enlighten business owners who were navigating the very confusing EIDL process.
Aurora Consulting developed a national reputation assisting business owners all over the country and helped to secure over $70 million (and counting) in disaster funding for small business owners to thrive beyond COVID.
You can find them on YouTube where they try to have fun talking about an otherwise very dry topic, that if it weren’t for props they introduce during their show, even they would struggle to stay awake.
They’re winding down their EIDL practice and will endeavor toward a new enterprise that has absolutely nothing to do with financial services. Stay tuned!
Linda Rey and Trevor live in Roxbury, Connecticut. They have no pets, but they marvel at the wild life that stroll and saunter through their back yard including, but not limited to, bears & bobcats.
Linda has been professionally recognized by various organizations including 914Inc.Magazine, Westchester County Business Journal, Sleepy Hollow Chamber of Commerce, American Association of University Woman, Westchester Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Westchester Magazine and Institute of Applied Human Dynamics.
Linda’s community contributions include various community and county organizations such as Sleepy Hollow Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club of the Tarrytowns, Westchester Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, Westchester Association of Women Business Owners, Food Bank of Westchester and Westchester County Association.
She’s been featured in various publications such as but not limited to Fortune Small Business, The Insurance Journal, Independent Agent, American Agent & Broker, Journal News, Westchester Business Journal, Westchester Magazine’s 914Inc. etc.
Linda was also a proud contributor for the Equifax Insurance Blog from 2010-2014.
Linda is a 2007 graduate the Academy of Entrepreneurial Excellence from the Westchester Community College in conjunction with the Business Council of Westchester.
Linda LOVES working with business-owners who see their limitless potential with growing their business.