Rey David Rivera is the President and CEO of TheraEx Staffing Services, a staffing company that aligns healthcare professionals such as nurses and therapists with the right organization, setting and position that meets their needs in a dynamic, changing healthcare marketplace.
As an actively practicing registered licensed Occupational Therapist himself, Rey understands the important relationships and the trust that healthcare providers place in the hands of recruiters. He has a unique perspective of what it is like to be a therapist in search of the right position; a hiring manager and representative of organization looking for that “right person” that fits organization’s culture; as well as the challenges in finding a staffing agency that actual listens and appreciates what you have to offer.
It is his passion to ensure that TheraEx knows who you are, know your story, and what drives you so you can provide the exceptional care that your patients deserve. As part of this overall strategy, he has ensured that TheraEx Staffing is an active member of Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and has received and maintained certification as an MBE with the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC).
Before devoting his in creating TheraEx’s unique individualized culture in 2009, Rey served as a licensed professional and leader across numerous healthcare settings for more than 17 years. This includes Area Manager for Hallmark Rehabilitation, Vice President of Rehabilitation at JPH consulting, Inc., Regional Rehabilitation Manager at Bethel Healthcare from 2008, Director of Rehabilitation Services at RJ Therapy, Director of Rehabilitation Services at Mariner Health Care, and a treating Occupational Therapist for a staffing agency whose clients include SNFs and acute hospitals.
After completing his MBA in 2010, Rey got inspired to merge his extensive healthcare experience and unique perspective while applying his entrepreneurial passion to building TheraEx Staffing. In 2019, Rey recently graduated from Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses, as an investment to TheraEx as a small business so it can continue to create jobs and economic opportunity.
Outside of work, Rey enjoys watching movie marathons; spending dinner dates with his ex-girlfriend (a.k.a. his wife) and coaching basketball to his three sons.
I started in the Healthcare Industry in 2006 doing risk management for Physicians in Dallas. That’s when I fell in love with healthcare staffing. I started my Recruiting career in Physician Recruitment then moved to California where I built experience with Nurse Staffing.
In 2016 I joined the TheraEx family as the Director of the Nursing Division. My favorite thing about what I do is not only the fact that every day is different, but that I get to make a difference in people’s lives by providing jobs and supplying facilities with people who provide excellent care to patients.
I first started my career as a Healthcare Credentialing Specialist in 2013 for nurses at a Medical Staffing Agency. I like the day to day challenges that come with working in the credentialing field because it makes your days interesting and every day is different!
I graduated in 2011 with my BA in Criminal Justice. I think my degree played a huge part in why I love credentialing because it is very analytical and challenges me each day. I joined the TheraEx team as the Clinical Compliance Manager in 2016 for the Nursing Division. Here at TheraEx, my goal is to provide our clients with the best clinicians possible in the timeliest manner.
I started my career as a recruiter with TheraEx Staffing in 2017 and am passionate about connecting medical professionals with facilities for quality work opportunities. This kind of passion allows us to achieve our ultimate goal - providing excellent patient care for those who need it. I love that every day at TheraEx Staffing is different; presenting me with new obstacles to work through, meeting new people, and allowing me to be a part of someone else’s path to success.
I am married and have two kids and dog named Cody! Our family loves the outdoors; whether it be at the beach, a long bike ride or camping, being in nature is our favorite activities. I look forward to working with you in the near future!
I am a born and raised California kid who has a passion for traveling the world from Hawaii to Australia. My ability to connect with people is truly my best skill. I have passion for finding great opportunities for great people who are willing to make a change.
I started my working career as a Professional Solar installer and grew to be a System Design Engineer/ Construction manager. I’m currently studying to obtain my BA in Business Management.
When I’m not working hobbies include hiking, wake boarding, mountain biking, snowboarding, diving, tennis, golf and spending time with my dogs. I believe every experience has something we can learn and grow from and create a better outcome for the future.
I have over ten years’ experience in retail management, which opened my interest and passion in Human Resources. For the past 7 years I have been working in recruiting and employee development. I enjoy getting to know others and assisting them in finding a path where they can develop and thrive. It is a great feeling to be a part of someone else’s journey and see them succeed.
I am a part-time student in the process of obtaining my AA in Business Administration. While I am not studying, I spend a lot of time with my family. If we are not watching a Disney movie, we definitely have a Disney playlist in the background. I enjoy being active and getting a good workout in but only so that I can try new places to eat!