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Home Helpers | Direct Link Hires Chief Financial Officer

Released: Monday, August 10, 2015


CINCINNATI — June 5, 2015 Home Helpers has brought on a new chief financial officer to oversee all financial activities pertaining to Home Helpers and Direct Link, its proprietary suite of medical alert services.   

 

New CFO William Burlingham, a 20-year career veteran, joins the team from Bob Evans Farms Inc., where he led the company’s internal audit efforts, overseeing 562 restaurant units and 4 food-processing facilities. Prior to that, Burlingham held various senior leadership positions at Clark Schaefer Consulting, FirstGroup America, and Lexmark International.

 

From the Cincinnati-based office, Burlingham leads the finance team in their oversight of franchise units serving more than 600 communities across the United States and Canada. He will also be responsible for defining processes and implementing the infrastructure necessary to support Home Helpers’ aggressive growth strategy as the company expands its territory outside the United States.

 

“We are thrilled to increase the depth of our executive team with Bill’s insight and experience,” said President Emma Dickison. “As Home Helpers continues to see tremendous success in the $81 billion home health care industry, he will ensure that we remain operationally strong as we make bold efforts to expand our company.”

 

About Home Helpers

Founded in 1997, Cincinnati-based Home Helpers is one of the nation’s leading senior-care franchises, specializing in comprehensive home care services for seniors, expectant and new mothers, those recovering from illness or injury and individuals facing lifelong challenges. Home Helpers currently has a presence in more than 600 communities across North America and is seeking qualified franchise candidates in strategic communities throughout the country. Home Helpers was recently ranked the #1 Senior Care Franchise and “Best of the Best” by Entrepreneur magazine for the fifth straight year and continues to lead the way in the senior-care industry. Home Helpers is affiliated with Direct Link Help At The Touch Of A Button, a national provider of medical alert units, including a 24-hour personal emergency response system, an automated medication dispenser and vital signs monitoring units that enable seniors to feel safer and live independently at home for longer than might otherwise be possible. Home Helpers does not discriminate against anyone on the basis of religion, race, sex, color, national origin, ethnicity, disability, age or sexual preference in connection with employment or acceptance, treatment, or participation in its programs, services and activities.


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