This Week's Featured Guest: Dave Lissy

"Your Money" was excited to have Dave Lissey on the show last week. Dave Lissy is the Chief Executive Officer of Bright Horizons Family Solutions (NYSE; BFAM), the world’s leading provider of high quality child care, early education and work/life solutions. Bright Horizons currently manages more than 940 early care and education centers and schools in 43 U.S. states, Puerto Rico, Canada, the UK, Ireland, India, and the Netherlands. The company partners with more than 900 leading employers, including more than 150 of the FORTUNE 500 and many of the world’s leading hospitals, universities, and government entities to offer work-site child care, back-up care, and educational solutions. Bright Horizons employs 27,000 people worldwide and has consistently been named one of FORTUNE Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work for in America” and “One of the 50 Top Workplaces” in Europe, by the Financial Times. Dave has served on many task forces across the country advocating for the continued support and development of high quality early education.
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. 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.

Catch a short clip below of Dave Lissy on the show last week. 

Kent Smetters

Kent Smetters is the Boettner Chair Professor at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, the Interim Faculty Director of the Penn Wharton Public Policy Initiative, and a Faculty Research Fellow at the NBER. He was the former Deputy Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and he subsequently served as a member of the U.S. Congress’ bipartisan Blue Ribbon Advisory Panel on Dynamic Scoring. Kent holds bachelor degrees in Economics and Computer Science from The Ohio State University as well as an MA and PhD in Economics from Harvard University. He previously cofounded a national registered investment advisory firm that built a new technology platform, grew the firm to over 50 advisors and then sold the firm to a large, publicly-traded company. Growing up in a financially poor family, Kent donates his time to “Your Money” to help families work, save and set goals in order to achieve the most in life. Kent is often cited in major news outlets.