Leadership Promotions in Finance & HR

Orchid is pleased to announce the promotions of two key individuals in the company. Rafael Padrón has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Monica Patel has been promoted to Vice President of Human Resources and Talent Acquisitions. Both of these individuals have been influential to the overall performance of the company’s finance and HR business units. Their quality and dedication are very important to the success of this company and we are excited for them to develop and prosper in their new roles.


Rafael Padrón,

CPA, CFE, Chief Financial Officer

Rafael Padrón joined Orchid in 2017 as the company’s Controller. Prior to joining Orchid, Rafael was a member of a global accounting team for a Fortune 15 company. As CFO, Rafael is responsible for managing the company’s administrative, financial and risk management operations. He began his career specializing in forensic accounting services and providing economic damage measurements for entities throughout the globe. Rafael holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida and a Master of Accounting degree from Nova Southeastern University. Rafael is a Florida Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).


Monica Patel,
SHRM-CP, Vice President, Human Resources & Talent Acquisitions

Monica has been with Orchid since 2012. Prior to her promotion, she served as Director of Human Resources and held the roles of finance and sales coordinator and executive assistant which allowed her to gain valuable insight to Orchid’s business model and culture. Monica is responsible for working with Orchid’s management team in defining and implementing recruiting efforts, training, performance management, policy, compliance, benefits, and compensation. Monica is certified by the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM). She holds Bachelor of Science degrees in both Allied Health Sciences and Health Services Administration from the University of Central Florida and completed her MBA degree at the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College.

Please join us in congratulating Rafael and Monica on these achievements and wishing them the best!