Lynda Furnari

Director of Business Operations

Lynda joined HCR in 2023 as Director of Business Operations and is responsible for strategic planning to help prepare the company for continued growth, human capital aspects for growth and retaining employees, streamlining processes, and new systems implementation. She also works with the firm’s external marketing and PR teams to enhance HCR’s reputation and build brand awareness.


Prior to joining HCR, Lynda was Vice President and Senior Client Strategist at BNY Mellon Wealth Management after serving as Senior Vice President and Sales Leader (Wealth Director) at PNC. She grew up in a family-owned retail business with 42 physical locations and a distribution warehouse. Lynda has an entrepreneurial spirit and owned a high-producing Smoothie King franchise with her husband for 10 years. She has over 25 years of experience effectively building and leading successful teams to achieve and exceed their goals. Reviewing procedures and understanding how each person on the team interacts with and utilizes a process helps her to effectively recommend ways to streamline them while making the individual team members’ jobs a bit less cumbersome.


Lynda graduated from Bryant University with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and also received a MBA in Finance from William Paterson University.


Important Career Moment

Achieving King Club Status for my Smoothie King Franchise location! Also, anytime one of my employees or mentees achieves their goals.

Awards & Causes

Suicide Prevention, Mental Health Awareness, Domestic Violence Advocate

Arts & Entertainment

Books: Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom, The Light Between Us by Laura Lynn Jackson
Movies: Rocky series, John Wick series, Officer and a Gentleman, Pretty Woman, The Notebook
TV Shows: Succession, Ted Lasso, Shrinking, Somebody Somewhere
Broadway Shows: Pippin, Chicago, Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, Cats

Life Moments

I’m an avid reader. I love to try new restaurants, travel, play golf, and spend time with my husband, three daughters, and two grandsons.

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