VP, Chief Data, Analytics & AI Officer

Orlando Health Orlando, FL
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Chief Data and Analytics executive search at Orlando Health


Orlando Health has retained Kirby Partners to conduct a nationwide executive search for candidates for their Vice President, Chief Data, Analytics and Artificial Intelligence Officer (CDA & AIO) position.

Orlando Health seeks a dynamic, innovative executive to serve as its next Vice President, Chief Data, Analytics and AI Officer. This is an exciting opportunity to join a comprehensive integrated health system transforming healthcare in Central Florida and poised for exponential growth over the next several years. Headquartered in Orlando, Florida, Orlando Health is a not-for-profit healthcare organization with $9.6 billion of assets under management that serves the southeastern United States and Puerto Rico.

Orlando Health is an employer of choice and has been recognized among the nation’s best and top employers in 2023 by Modern Healthcare and Becker’s.

Orlando Health is also a winner of the Top Workplaces USA TODAY Award for 2024, which recognizes organizations that promote a sense of community within their teams and create positive work environments.  Based on team member feedback, Orlando Health ranked No. 33 of 100 organizations nationwide with 2,500 team members or more. They are the second-highest-ranked employer in the Hospitals and Health Systems industry sector and the top-ranked health system in Florida.

Fortune named Orlando Health one of America’s Most Innovative Companies for 2024. Orlando Health is one of only 200 companies in the U.S. named to the list based on product innovation, process innovation and innovation culture.

Facts and Figures

Logo 29 hospitals and ERs
Logo 9 specialty institutes
Logo 375+ outpatient centers
Logo 4,750 physicians
Logo 566K+ ER visits
Logo 3,429 beds
Logo $1.3B total community impact
Logo $9.6B of assets under management
Logo 27K+ team members
Logo 1,500+ employed physicians
Logo 197K inpatient visits
Logo 6.6M outpatient visits

Position Overview

The Vice President, Chief Data, Analytics and Artificial Intelligence Officer (CDA & AIO), will play a pivotal role in shaping the organization’s data-driven strategy, fostering innovation, and driving growth through advanced analytics and artificial intelligence (Al).

This position reports to the SVP & Chief Digital and Information Officer and is an incredible opportunity to join an organization that views data as a key strategic asset.  Orlando Health views the ability to harness data as a differentiator in a very competitive market. There is strong leadership support from the CEO and CFO for moving the organization higher on the “analytics maturity curve.”

The CDA & AIO will lead a team of around 60 experts, collaborating closely with other C-suite executives and key internal IT stakeholders.

They will design, develop, implement, or configure data and Al solutions for stakeholders across the Orlando Health enterprise, including:

  • IT /CE strategists
  • Digital & IT innovations
  • Clinical and enterprise products
  • IT Infrastructure
  • Security
  • Informatics
  • Cross-functional data analytics

The CDA & AIO will also collaborate with external partners to harness the power of data and AI.  They will develop insights leading to products or solutions that will differentiate Orlando Health and improve the patient experience.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Developing and communicating a compelling data vision that aligns with Orlando Health’s growth strategy
  • Advocating for data-driven decision-making across the organization
  • Leading the consolidation of an enterprise-wide data and analytics center of excellence (CoE)
  • Strategizing with C-level colleagues, external partners, and vendors to enhance data capabilities
  • Championing efforts to continuously improve the organization’s data quality and data literacy maturity level
  • Leading the organization’s Al adoption efforts; identify opportunities for Al-driven innovation across business functions
  • Developing guidelines for responsible Al usage, addressing ethical considerations, bias, and transparency
  • Collaborating with technology leaders and teams to implement Al solutions that enhance decision-making and automate, augment, or optimize processes
  • Leading research, strategy creation, and development of new data products and services to align with Orlando Health’s strategic imperatives to drive industry-leading patient outcomes, expand markets, and grow company revenue
  • Defining key performance indicators related to data quality, analytics effectiveness, and Al impact
  • Providing regular updates to the executive team on data initiatives, analytics projects, and Al initiatives and outcomes across all domains



  • Bachelor’s degree in data science, computer science or information systems, business, or a related field required
  • Advanced degrees preferred


  • 10+ years of functional business experience
  • 5+ years leading the development and implementation of business initiatives and projects
  • Proven track record in data and analytics leadership roles
  • Experience with Al and machine learning technologies
  • Familiarity with industry-specific data challenges (e.g., healthcare, finance, retail)
  • In-depth and up-to-date knowledge of the evolving environment of healthcare
  • Knowledge of tools and methods for teaching best practices and performance improvement

Leadership characteristics: 

  • Self-directed with the capability to meet goals without direct supervision
  • A strong leader, visionary, and consensus builder
  • Innovative, effective, and ethical
  • Proactively manages and coaches team members on performance and behavior
  • Strong communication and stakeholder management skills
  • Analytical mindset and problem-solving abilities

Please note: the CDA & AIO must reside in or relocate to the Orlando metro area. 

About the Orlando, FL metro area

Kirby Partners filling Chief Data and Analytics Officer at Orlando Health


A highly desirable metro area

Metro Orlando encompasses Orange, Osceola, Lake, Seminole, and Volusia counties in central Florida. The area is a world-renowned destination known for its theme parks, scenic beaches, diverse restaurants, cultural attractions, professional sports teams, shopping, universities, and historical sites.

Year-round outdoor activities

Orlando has a subtropical climate with mild winters and hot, sunny summers – perfect for outdoor activities year-round.  Residents enjoy abundant outdoor recreational activities including swimming, kayaking, boating, fishing, ziplining, running, and cycling. Orlando is home to the state-of-the-art United States Tennis Association (USTA) National Campus, and acclaimed golf courses.

A thriving job market and business climate

Booming tourism and hospitality industries and sectors like aerospace and digital media, drive Orlando’s economy. The area is also home to the University of Central Florida, one of the nation’s largest universities by enrollment.  No state income tax in Florida allows residents to keep more of their earnings.


2.1M+ Metro area population
302K+ Orlando population
1,500+ Events & festivals
4 Pro sports teams
236 Total days of sunshine
100+ Lakes
100+ Parks

Orlando, FL

Procedure for Candidacy

Final candidates should expect two interviews with Kirby Partners recruiters (including a video conference interview). You may be asked to complete our “Executive Profile” and submit references to be considered for presentation to the search committee.

Steve Bennett

Vice President, CPC