Cindy Donaldson

Cindy is an operations, marketing and sales strategist, trainer and speaker with over 25 years in the industry.  Considered an innovator and thought leader on personal and company branding, her strength is helping industries increase their brand and market share through effective story telling and the utilization of solid processes and systems.

Cindy was a top award winning salesperson for the Sir Speedy Printing franchise; beginning her career in North Carolina and then transferring to Connecticut.  She later moved on to start Brookhollow Marketing, a full-service marketing agency working with small to mid-sized companies.  In 2008, one of her clients, Founders Insurance Group, asked Cindy to become their in-house Director of Marketing & Sales.  During her tenure, she gained national recognition for Founders marketing and sales efforts specifically as it relates to the use of digital marketing and social selling.   She held that position until 2013 when she launched Red Barn Consulting.

Today, Cindy and her team at Red Barn work with a variety of industries including Insurance, Banking, Health Care, Coaching, Non-Profits,  Leadership and Training Firms. Cindy has been published in several medical and insurance journals on the topics of digital marketing, social selling and leadership and is a frequent speaker/trainer at industry and community events.

She is a strong advocate of giving back to the communities in which she works and lives, over the years she’s held a variety of volunteer positions including: Current –  Chair, Board of Directors No Boundaries Youth Theater, Member Advocacy Board, Kids Play Museum, Member of NW CT Chamber of Commerce and Chair of Leadership Northwest Program for, member Agents Council for Technology (Insurance), Member, Connecticut Banking Association,  Member – Litchfield County Board of Realtors.  Past: Chair, Economic Development Commission City of Torrington, Member, Economic Development Committee Town of New Hartford, Member – New Hartford Business Council Board of Directors, VP, Torrington Development Corporation, Member Board of the Professional Insurance Agents of Connecticut  as well as a variety of positions for local chamber groups and other non-profit organizations.

Cindy lives in New Hartford CT with her partner David Coons. She enjoys traveling both abroad and in their RV affectionately called “Newman”, running, hiking, gardening and her latest artistic endeavor – painting.