BrightStar Care Strengthens Leadership with New Executive Hire

BrightStar Care Strengthens Leadership with New Executive Hire

Leading In-Home Care Franchise’s Management Team Expands with Addition of Veteran Chief Financial Officer

October 27, 2016 // // CHICAGO – BrightStar Care, a national in-home care and medical staffing franchise, today announced it has made a key appointment to its senior leadership team: Greg Esgar joins as Chief Financial Officer. With this new addition, BrightStar Care gains leadership experience and expertise to support its strategic goals while maximizing its rapid growth.

Prior to his new role with BrightStar Care, Esgar served as the Chief Financial Officer of Massage Envy Franchising, LLC for 12 years. In his role, Esgar worked with the corporate team to develop overall strategy and budget, as well as working individually with franchisees to ensure they were receiving optimal profits. Before Massage Envy, Esgar held financial positions at MCL, the second largest franchisee of Burger King in Arizona.

"We are incredibly fortunate that Greg shares our passion for service and clinical excellence, employee engagement, and most importantly servant leadership,” said Thom Gilday, BrightStar Care President and Chief Operating Officer. “He has a proven track record of helping companies grow and develop, and understands how to help franchisees, both domestically and internationally, to flourish.”

Now as BrightStar Care CFO, Esgar’s day-to-day responsibility will include planning, and controlling all financial-related activities, including being directly responsible for accounting, finance, forecasting, strategic planning, legal, and deal analysis as well as private and/or institutional financing.

“I chose BrightStar Care because of the people and the brand,” said Esgar. “We have great people both at the Franchise Support Center and in the field leading this great brand. I am thrilled to be part of a brand that helps people through in-home care. It means a lot to me knowing that we are affecting people’s lives in a meaningful way on a daily basis.” 

BrightStar Care began franchising in 2005, and since then has grown to a nearly $400 million company with more than 300 locations nationwide. The expansion of the leadership team comes on the heels of the company’s continued domestic and international expansion. BrightStar Care recently inked its first international master franchise agreement to expand into Canada, with 65 BrightStar Care locations expected to be developed across all 10 provinces within the next five years. BrightStar Care also has plans for continued growth at home, as the in-home care franchise expects to open 50 more units across the U.S. by year’s end.

About BrightStar Care

Based in Chicago, BrightStar Care is a national private duty home care and medical staffing franchise with more than 300 locations which provide medical and non-medical services to clients within their homes, as well as supplemental care staff to corporate clients. BrightStar Care franchise locations across the country employ over 2,500 registered nurses who play a unique role in overseeing the care for each individual client, a service that no other private duty home care provider offers. In addition, BrightStar Care is the only national home care franchise to receive The Joint Commission’s Enterprise Champion for Quality award every year since the award’s inception. In 2015, the company ranked No. 177 on Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500 list, No. 27 on Crain’s Chicago “Fast Fifty,” ranking and was included for the tenth consecutive year on Inc. Magazine’s prestigious Inc. 5000 list. For more information on BrightStar Care please visit; to find out more about BrightStar Franchising, visit

SOURCE BrightStar Care

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Katherine Boncher
Fishman Public Relations



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