Cindy Hynes is a Registered Representative of Lincoln Financial Securities and Owner of Hynes Benefits Financial Services. Cindy also founded Hynes Benefits Consulting LLC in 2003 after a successful 18-year career as a senior employee benefits consultant, auditor and business executive.
Prior to launching Hynes Benefits Consulting, Cindy served as a Client Manager at CIGNA Healthcare of Arizona, where she ensured the seamless delivery of services to such key accounts as Intel, Motorola, McDonnell Douglas Helicopter and Del Webb.
Cindy first moved to the Valley in 1992 to work as a vice president in the Phoenix office of Johnson and Higgins. During her tenure at J&H, she managed a host of major accounts including Yokohama Tire, Scripto Tokai, Double Tree Hotels, Fennemore Craig and Giant Industries. She was subsequently tapped to serve as an internal auditor for J&H’s National Middle Market Employee Benefit practice, with responsibility for quality control audits on the policy and procedures used by J&H offices nationwide.
Cindy launched her consulting career in 1982 in California, where she held positions of increasing responsibility at Crown Valley Insurance, Sedgwick/James, MassMutual Financial Group and the Costa Mesa office of J&H, a Chairman’s Cup Award winning office. She is also a Group Benefits Associate (GBA), a designation issued by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans in association with the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. The GBA credential indicates a high level of academic and professional achievement in the areas of group health plan design, group benefits management and health care financing, quality and reform. GBA designees must successfully complete a series of rigorous national examinations and agree to abide by the organization’s high ethical standards and Principles of Conduct.
In 2003, when Cindy began her own businesses, she was a career agent at Guardian Life Insurance and a Registered Representative for Park Avenue Securities. As a career agent at Guardian, Cindy focused her practice on individual and business planning and group retirement planning. The years at Guardian provided high level training with an emphasis on protection and security focused plans for her clients.
In 2015, Cindy partnered with Lincoln Financial Securities. She made the move to Lincoln with the goal of providing more resources and products to her clients in a truly brokerage environment. “In partnering with Lincoln, the Registered Representative has access to “best in the industry” resources that are focused on helping every client reach their goals”, says Cindy of her affiliation with Lincoln. From wealth protection expertise to employer retirement plans, Lincoln has a “best in class” solution to meet a variety of needs and situations.
Cindy is married to husband Bernie, who is a business partner with Hynes Benefits Consulting. They have two daughters and one grandson. Cindy earned her Business Finance degree from Arizona State University. Cindy is also in the process of completing her Certified Financial Planner designation.