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BrightStar Care Announces New Chief Financial Officer

Seasoned Financial Leader Joins Growing Healthcare Staffing Agency
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(Franchise Clique)
Updated: Aug 15, 2012
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BrightStar Care® Announces New Chief Financial Officer

Seasoned Financial Leader Joins Growing Healthcare Staffing Agency


GURNEE, Illinois BrightStar Care®, one of the fastest growing home healthcare and staffing providers in the country, announces the appointment of Thom Gilday as Chief Financial Officer. Thom’s financial expertise will support BrightStar Care’s dynamic growth initiative to further extend its leadership position in the home care industry. To capitalize on Thom’s many years in franchising and serving as a dedicated and proven leader over multiple departments, he will lead the finance, technology and human resources divisions in his new role at BrightStar.


“Thom has an outstanding track record of leadership in international and domestic business operations, and we look forward to reaching new levels of success with his expertise,” said Shelly Sun, Co-Founder and CEO of BrightStar Care.


Gilday most recently served as Chief Financial Officer of Celebration Foods, LLC, a manufacturer and distributor of frozen desserts and novelties, including ice cream cake brand Carvel®. During his tenure there, Gilday directed the accounting, financial planning and analysis, information technology, human resources and risk-management functions. He has held numerous positions that support various international and domestic operations, including Allied Domecq QSR, the franchisor of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin Robbins.   


“I look forward to working for an organization that has such a positive impact on the daily lives of its clients, as well as franchisees and their employees,” said Gilday.


About BrightStar Care®

With headquarters in Gurnee, IL, BrightStar Care® is a full-service healthcare staffing agency that provides medical and non-medical homecare to private clients within their homes, as well as supplemental healthcare staff to corporate clients. BrightStar Care®’s well-qualified, attentive caregivers provide peace of mind to clients and their families. They work to understand the needs of their clients and provide customized care to match them with a qualified, pre-screened caregiver who is compatible with their needs. BrightStar Care® is one of the few home healthcare providers that offer both medical and non-medical homecare available to all clients 24/7.


For more information on BrightStar Care®, please visit To learn more about becoming part of the BrightStar family as a franchisee, visit


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