BrightStar Care: Thom Gilday
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 1:56 AM
BrightStar Care, a private duty home healthcare and staffing provider, has promoted Thom Gilday from BrightStar Group Holdings, Inc. chief financial officer to president and chief operating officer. Gilday will be responsible for the day-to-day operating activities of BrightStar Group Holdings, translating the enterprise's vision and strategy into action plans, monitoring systemwide financial and strategic progress against milestones and goals, and overseeing the launch and growth of future BrightStar brands. Gilday will lead Senior Leadership Team and provide regular reports on the operations and financial performance of the enterprise to BrightStar Care CEO and co-founder Shelly Sun. Since joining BrightStar in 2012, Gilday has led the BrightStar Care corporate finance, human resources, and technology teams; implemented financing programs for BrightStar Care franchisees; and assisted on the launch of BrightStar Senior Living, the company’s first residential product line focused on assisted living and memory care. Before coming to BrightStar, Gilday served as chief financial officer of Celebration Foods, LLC, a manufacturer and distributor of frozen desserts and novelties, including ice cream cake brand Carvel.He has held numerous positions that support various international and domestic operations, including Allied Domecq QSR, the franchisor of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin Robbins.