Women in Business: Theresa Viviano

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Theresa Viviano co-founded Brilliant Cleaning Service LLC in 2016 with her now-husband, Paul Wilson. The business that started as a residential cleaning company with four people now employs 49 and has experienced 26% revenue growth through expansion into commercial endeavors in five counties.

Viviano’s work ethic traces to her blue-collar upbringing; her leadership skills were fostered through her role as the oldest daughter among five siblings. Viviano worked for decades in health care, studying to become a registered nurse while holding a job and raising a family. A mother of five grown children and nana to 10 grandchildren, she always wanted to lead her own company and have flexibility to spend time with family.

Her compassion for others has translated to supportive customer service, and her dedication to family has translated to a management style that ensures employees receive what they need to succeed in both their work and personal lives.