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Mrs. Shelly Sun

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Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • Master of Science degree , accounting
    University of Colorado
  • Bachelor of Science
    University of Tennessee
  • bachelor's degree , accounting
    University of Tennessee
  • master's degree , accounting
    University of Colorado
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Shelly Sun, Chief Executive ...
franchise.brightstarcare.com, 27 Dec 2014 [cached]
Shelly Sun, Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder
When she and her husband, J.D., launched the BrightStar Care franchise, it was the first and only franchising company in the country to specialize in both medical and non-medical care and health care staffing. Shelly has guided the rapid and strategic growth of BrightStar Care from one corporate-owned location in 2005, to more than 260 locations nationwide. The Women Presidents Organization and American Express Open recognized BrightStar Care as #1 in their Top 50 Fastest-Growing Women-Led Organizations in 2011 and 2012, moving up from #2 in 2010. In spring 2011, Shelly and BrightStar were featured on the hit CBS series "Undercover Boss. Shelly was selected as the International Franchise Association's (IFA) Entrepreneur of the Year for 2009, becoming not only the youngest recipient of this impressive award, but also only the second female recipient.
Shelly Sun President ...
franchise.brightstarhealthcare.com, 25 Aug 2010 [cached]
Shelly Sun President and CEO Shelly Sun is a cofounder of BrightStar and serves as its president and CEO. As the primary driver of BrightStar, Shelly's mission is to build the most exceptional healthcare staffing company in the industry by providing outstanding and responsive service and building trust in client relationships. She is committed to ensuring that the BrightStar culture continues to value integrity and relationships above all else. Shelly and her husband JD established BrightStar Healthcare in 2002 after experiencing several obstacles while seeking quality caregivers for JD's grandmother. 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 homecare and healthcare staffing services. In three short years, BrightStar grew from one corporate office to 130 locations nationwide, and is now on track to open 400 locations by the end of 2011. Shelly is a certified franchise executive (CFE) and participates on the International Franchise Association (IFA) Board of Directors, Membership Committee, Finance, Audit and Budget Committee, and FranPAC Advisory Council. Among numerous awards for her professional and community work, Shelly has been honored as the IFA's 2009 Entrepreneur of the Year and as an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist in 2008 and 2009. Shelly is dedicated to furthering women in business and helping other entrepreneurs experience their own success. She has been active in a number of other organizations, including ATHENAPowerLink, the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce's Education in Entrepreneurship program, the Women's Business Development Center (WBDC), the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the Women Presidents' Organization (WPO), and Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP). BrightStar has been featured in a variety of print and broadcast media, including Entrepreneur magazine (one of the 50 Fastest-Growing Women-Led Companies, 2007-2010), Inc. magazine (Inc. 5000 in 2008, Inc. 500 in 2009), Franchise Times magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and Fox Business News. Prior to starting BrightStar, Shelly had a busy executive career marked by rapid advancement and achievement. She is a certified public accountant with a master's degree in accounting from the University of Colorado and a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Tennessee.
HCAOA Appoints BrightStar ...
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HCAOA Appoints BrightStar Care CEO and co-founder Shelly Sun To Board Of Directors
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HCAOA Appoints BrightStar Care CEO and co-founder Shelly Sun To Board Of Directors
WASHINGTON DC- Today, The Home Care Association of America (HCAOA) announced that BrightStar Care CEO Shelly Sun has been appointed to the organization's Board of Directors.
Peter Ross, President of HCAOA said, "We are extremely excited to have Shelly join us.
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Shelly is a welcome addition to the board, and we look forward to her contribution to the board as we continue to support our providers and expand our engagement."
Sun is CEO and Co-Founder of BrightStar Care, one of the fastest growing medical and non-medical home healthcare and medical staffing franchises. Since BrightStar Care began as a family business in 2002, the company has flourished under her guidance, expanding to over 250 franchise locations nationwide and providing families across the country with high-quality, person-centered care.
"I'm excited to join the board of this organization that is so passionate about advancing the home care industry," said Shelly Sun.
Shelly Sun, Chief Executive ...
franchise.brightstarcare.com, 27 Dec 2014 [cached]
Shelly Sun, Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder
When Shelly Sun and her husband, J.D., launched the BrightStar Care franchise, it was the first and only franchising company in the country to specialize in both medical and non-medical care and health care staffing. Shelly has guided the rapid and strategic growth of BrightStar Care from one corporate-owned location in 2005, to more than 260 locations nationwide. The Women Presidents Organization and American Express Open recognized BrightStar Care as #1 in their Top 50 Fastest-Growing Women-Led Organizations in 2011 and 2012, moving up from #2 in 2010. In spring 2011, Shelly and BrightStar were featured on the hit CBS series "Undercover Boss. Shelly was selected as the International Franchise Association's (IFA) Entrepreneur of the Year for 2009, becoming not only the youngest recipient of this impressive award, but also only the second female recipient.
In October 2011, Shelly published her first book, Grow Smart, Risk Less - a low-capital path to multiplying your business through franchising, where she discusses her journey as an emerging franchisor through amazing growth, lessons learned and game-changing ideas.
Shelly holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Tennessee and a Master of Science degree in accounting from the University of Colorado. Prior to BrightStar, Shelly worked as the VP of Finance for Avolar, a former division of United Airlines, and in executive finance positions with CNA Insurance and Blue Cross Blue Shield.
 Shelly Sun, CEO and ...
www.expansionexperts.com, 17 Nov 2014 [cached]
 Shelly Sun, CEO and Co-Founder of BrightStar Care, takes success seriously. From the very beginning she has dedicated herself to making BrightStar Care the brightest star, first in the home care industry and then in the franchising world. Shelly thrives in the face of change and challenge. Her leadership skills as well as her [...]
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Shelly Sun, CEO and Co-Founder of BrightStar Care, takes success seriously. From the very beginning she has dedicated herself to making BrightStar Care the brightest star, first in the home care industry and then in the franchising world. Shelly thrives in the face of change and challenge. Her leadership skills as well as her financial and operational prowess have produced a fast-growing yet robust franchise system-a model to emulate by those aspiring to franchise their businesses as well as by emerging franchisors.
I first heard Shelly speak during a teleconference sponsored by WEBB (Women Empowered by Business) back in 2010; she had only been franchising for a few years then and she already had a wealth of knowledge. Yet, what stayed with me was her genuine desire to share and to help others succeed.  Along with being the best at whatever she does, sharing and helping others are Shelly’s main drivers. Shelly is an insatiable learner and has built an organization based on continual improvement. “Our focus on culture, systems, and learning the best practices of franchising have been the biggest contributors to our success, both financially and in the relationships we have built within the franchise industry, with our franchisees, and with our corporate team,†Shelly shares.
Shelly Sun takes the success of her franchisees personal. In her book, Grow Smart, Risk Less, she states: “The founder/CEO must have passion and commitment to a relentless pursuit of improving franchisee unit economics. This is not something that can be delegated, because the organization will take its direction from how committed the leader is to enabling franchisees’ success, to supporting franchisees, and to finding the win-win in the decisions that are made daily.†For Shelly this is not just rhetoric; she lives her convictions. She shares: “I get the most satisfaction from seeing and hearing the results of the Strategic Planning Sessions I hold with my franchisees. I spend one day and a half to work with 10 to 15 franchisees at a time on their businesses. Anyone can come as long as there is space and together we create a roadmap to help them produce the results they desire. I am personally and intimately involved in helping my franchisees grow and succeed,†she shares. Since Shelly started these sessions almost four years ago, there have been already 110 franchisees who have gone through the program and some of them have chosen to attend more than once.
For a high achiever like Shelly, deciding the best use of her time has been her greatest challenge. “I had to let go of the day-to-day management of the business so I could focus my energies on what really mattered, like the Strategic Planning Sessions I now hold with franchisees, or the regulatory affairs that need my attention.
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Shelly believes that, in order to replicate franchise success, you must start with owning multiple locations.
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If Shelly had to do it all over again there is one thing she would change; she would spend more time finding the right people from the start. “I would start thinking about the staff I needed as growth commenced and look further ahead to anticipate my needs. I would get involved with the International Franchise Association (IFA) quicker and use their resources and mentorship to learn and find people who are more aligned with the core values of our company. I need my team to put franchisees first and to be willing to embrace whatever change is required to serve the needs of the franchisees,†Shelly shares. Today Shelly has a strong interview process and human resource team and when they hire, they search and test as carefully for core values as they do for skills.
Shelly advises those who are contemplating franchising their businesses to:
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