Born in Mexico City and raised in South Texas, Linda has had a unique and varied career over the past 30 years. As a registered nurse, she cared for patients in the most difficult and acute settings. As an entrepreneur she has built, sold, and continues to operate successful businesses across several industries. Through her vast experience in both the medical and business worlds she has developed rare practical insights into operating systems, creating and managing key performance indicators and creating work environments that foster the success of any venture.
The concept for one of her businesses, Impact Urgent Care arose from her days as an ER nurse, when she realized that most of the patients who presented to emergency rooms could be taken care of better, faster, and more cost effectively in an urgent care setting. She soon built it into a multimillion dollar practice with multiple locations. In 2016, The San Antonio Business Journal recognized her efforts with the prestigious “Health Care Hero” award. And the practice was awarded the Texas Physicians Outstanding Practice award several years running, an honor awarded to less than one percent of all practices. Eventually she successfully negotiated the sale to a national urgent care company.
Working with Linda has been an incredible experience. Initially, we began working together in the Fall of 2018 to help us create and launch a new Women’s Business Peer Group Pilot Program as a follow up to our Women’s Business Accelerator. Linda not only helped us create the agendas, content and facilitate the program, but she is so invested in making sure everyone in the group has the tools they need to succeed.Zindy Infante, Director, LiftFund Women’s Business Center
Linda is a true professional who always manages to foster positive discussions and bring the best out of other people. Without a doubt, I positively recommend Linda to help you with your business. As a committed, experienced, and an all-around great person, I know that she will be a valuable addition to your organization.Savannah Falcon, Act Now LLC
I worked with Linda on the valuation and sale of Impact Urgent Care, the practice she co-founded with her husband Evan Ratner MD. Under Linda’s management, Impact Urgent Care became apremier practice that was sought after as an acquisition target.Linda has an in-depth understanding of the metrics that were used to value the practice, the education and proven experience that can benefit any organization. I would recommend her for any project she sets her mind to.Allen Goldstone President, Creative Business LLC