Shelly Sun, BrightStar Care

Sun Shelly, BrightStar

Shelly Sun, CEO and Co-Founder of BrightStar

Shelly Sun is the CEO and co-founder of BrightStar®, a premium healthcare staffing company providing the full continuum of care, from homecare to supplemental staffing for corporate clients such as nursing homes and physicians. At BrightStar’s inception, Shelly, along with her husband and co-founder JD Sun, risked everything to pioneer a company offering more to those in need. In 2005, BrightStar launched its franchising efforts, becoming the first and only franchising company in the country to specialize in both medical and non-medical care and health care staffing. Since 2005, BrightStar has grown to over 250 locations nationwide. Today, in addition to leading the strategy and talent development for the BrightStar® Lifecare | Kidcare | Staffing and BrightStar® Technology Group divisions, Shelly is charting the vision for complementary brands and services to help consumers care for their families and homes.

Shelly is a Certified Franchise Executive and participates on the International Franchise Association’s (IFA) Board of Directors. Shelly was also selected by the IFA as the 2009 Entrepreneur of the Year.  Shelly was recognized as the fastest growing Woman Owned Company in 2011 and 2012 by American Express and featured in Entrepreneur Magazine. BrightStar® was selected for the Inc. 500/5000 in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 and was featured on CBS’ Undercover Boss in April 2011 and replayed June 2012.

Shelly is married (husband J.D.) and has twin eight year old boys, Mike and Luc.  Shelly and her family enjoy traveling together, mostly internationally. Shelly and J.D. are also avid wine enthusiasts, visiting Napa 3-6 times per year.