BrightStar announces the promotion of 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. He will lead Senior Leadership Team and provide regular reports on the operations and financial performance to BrightStar Care CEO and co-founder Shelly Sun.
“Thom embodies our core values and passion for franchisee profitability and customer quality of life,” said Shelly Sun, Co-Founder and CEO of BrightStar Care. “I am very proud to appoint Thom to a larger role in our organization with the senior leadership team's unanimous support. He has made a huge contribution already in the past year, and in his new role Thom will expand his ability to positively impact all stakeholders.”
“I am very fortunate to be working with such a talented, passionate and intelligent team,” Gilday said. “We are all driven by the same objective, the highest quality care delivered by the best owners and caregivers in the home care industry.”
Before coming to BrightStar, Gilday served as Chief Financial Officer of Celebration Foods, LLC, a manufacturer and distributor of frozen desserts and novelties.
He has held numerous positions that support various international and domestic operations, including Allied Domecq QSR, the franchisor of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin Robbins.