Shelly Sun is the CEO and founder of BrightStar Group Holdings, the umbrella company for multiple brands offering care services globally in various settings including in-home, assisted living and memory care communities as well as in commercial settings like hospitals through medical staffing services. Serving thousands of families in the USA, through its network of nearly 350 locations, BrightStar Care® delivers a full menu of in-home care, as well as premium healthcare staffing for corporate clients, such as nursing homes and physicians.
In 2005, BrightStar Care launched its franchising efforts, becoming the first and only franchising company in the country to specialize in both medical and non-medical home care and health care staffing. Shelly also served as Chair of the IFA Board of Directors (2017-2018), is a Certified Franchise Executive and was selected by the IFA as the 2009 Entrepreneur of the Year. BrightStar Care® has appeared for multiple years on Forbes magazine’s Top 10 franchise opportunities under $150,000 and also for 7 consecutive years on Inc. 5000. Shelly and BrightStar Care® were featured on CBS-TV’s Undercover Boss, she is the author of Grow Smart, Risk Less and discusses her journey as an emerging franchisor through amazing growth, lessons learned and game-changing ideas.