Brian Paradis is a visionary executive with a rich blend of operations acuity, strategic insight, and fiscal intelligence. He currently serves as President of Cause Genesis. He also serves in a leadership capacity with several other organizations.
Brian is known as a creative idea generator and consensus builder, using imagination in leadership to foster innovation among teams, systems, and organizations. By using the concept of systems theory, he inspires and coaches leaders to build a culture that executes strategy and achieves sustainable performance excellence that delivers strategic, operational, and financial results.
Prior to his current roles Brian was President and Chief Operating Officer of Florida Hospital’s Central Region, a $4 billion enterprise with more than 25,000 employees and 2,000 physicians. Under his leadership, Florida Hospital was ranked as the #1 Hospital in Florida by U.S. News and World Report for three consecutive years, and was a 2014 finalist for the prestigious Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award. In addition, Florida Hospital was the largest hospital in the United States to achieve the ISO 9001 certification for quality.
Prior to his President and Chief Operating Officer roles, Brian served as the Chief Financial Officer for the Florida Division of Adventist Health Systems. He was instrumental in the successful launch of Celebration Health, a state-of-the-future healthcare facility in Walt Disney’s Celebration community.
Brian earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Southern Adventist University in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He further developed his financial acumen by earning a Public Accountant and a Management Accountant certification.
He is a dedicated and passionate community advocate, focusing his efforts on children and improving the overall health of families. Currently, he serves on the boards of the Central Florida Partnership and Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center. Previously, he co-chaired the American Heart Association’s Orlando Heart Walk for two consecutive years, and event that inspired 18,000 walkers and raised more than $1 million in contributions. In addition, he served on the Orange County Public Schools Audit Advisory Committee, and the boards of Lifework Leadership and Grace Medical Home.