Chief Executive Officer, Bright Horizons Family Solutions
Dave Lissy is the Chief Executive Officer of Bright Horizons Family Solutions, the world's leading provider of employer-sponsored child care, early education and work/life solutions. Bright Horizons currently manages more than 800 early care and education centers and schools in 43 U.S. states, Puerto Rico, Canada, the UK, Ireland, Netherlands and India. The company partners with more than 800 leading employers, including 100 of the FORTUNE 500 and many of the world's leading hospitals, universities, and government entities. Bright Horizons employs 18,000 people worldwide and has been named one of FORTUNE Magazine's “100 Best Companies to Work for in America" twelve times and as one of the Financial Times “Top 50 Workplaces in Europe” for five years. In addition, the company has received the Ron Brown Award for Corporate Citizenship from the White House. Prior to being named Chief Executive Officer in 2001, Dave served as Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer of Bright Horizons for four years. In that capacity he was responsible for overseeing the company's growth strategy which included leading the company’s international expansion. He has been instrumental in ensuring the company's ability to grow while maintaining its high-quality standards and strong sense of mission. Dave has been responsible for the development and enhancement of the company's service offerings including it’s expansion and leadership into the areas of back up care and educational advising. He also oversaw the successful integration of Bright Horizons and CorporateFamily Solutions in 1998, which created Bright Horizons Family Solutions. Prior to joining Bright Horizons Family Solutions, Dave spent 11 years in the health care industry. He was Senior Vice President and General Manager of the New England region for Aetna. In this capacity he led the regional integration during the merger of Aetna and U.S. Healthcare and had overall accountability for the region’s growth and financial performance. Prior to this, he served in a variety of management and marketing functions with U.S. Healthcare in greater New York and New England. He was elected to the board of directors of Bright Horizons in 2001 and also serves as a Trustee for Ithaca College and Corporate Voices for Working Families and as a member of the boards of directors of Altegra Health, the March of Dimes, and Jumpstart . Dave is a graduate of Ithaca College, and he and his wife, Suzanne are the parents of three children, all of whom attended Bright Horizons centers.