Our leadership team is comprised of industry veterans who understand the unique challenges within workers’ compensation. Each day, this team leads the company in our mission of delivering better outcomes for injured workers and lower costs for our clients. Meet our leadership team by reading the profiles below.
Brian Carwile, Chief Executive Officer
Brian Carwile, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), is the co-founder of Orchid Medical. Since the company’s inception, Carwile has led the strategic vision and direction of Orchid; growing it from a durable medical equipment and supplies company to a leading, comprehensive ancillary and surgical cost containment company within the workers’ compensation industry. Prior to founding Orchid, Carwile began a medical career in 1991 as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and served as an athletic trainer while attending the University of Florida. Carwile is a recognized thought-leader on innovative medical products and ancillary services as well as a frequent industry speaker. Carwile earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Medicine and a Masters degree in Business Administration from the Crummer School of Business at Rollins College.
Paul Taylor, Chief Operating Officer
Paul Taylor has been with Orchid for over ten years serving as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO). Taylor leads the company’s the go-to-market strategies and provides executive oversight and direction of operations. Prior to joining Orchid, Taylor founded a workers’ compensation surveillance and investigations company, The Intel Group/Hyperion Risk. He served as the Executive Vice President of The Intel Group/Hyperion Risk until it was purchased in 2006. Originally from Northern Ireland, Taylor is a decorated police officer who has served within the ranks of the Royal Ulster Constabulary GC. Taylor attended Belfast Technical College in Northern Ireland and immigrated to the United States in 1992.
Oliver Ostlander, Chief Information Officer
Oliver Ostlander joined Orchid in 2011 as the Chief Information Officer, (CIO). As CIO, Ostlander is responsible for guiding the company’s technological strategy and product development. Prior to joining Orchid, Ostlander served as the Vice President of EK Health Services and the Executive Director of Operations at Coventry Health Care where he helped support over $700 million in annual revenues. Ostlander has over 15 years of experience in the workers’ compensation industry which includes extensive product intelligence development as well as business and operational system improvements. Ostlander attended the University of California at Santa Barbara and majored in Business Administration.
Amanda Gonzalez, Chief Financial Officer
In 2015, Amanda Gonzalez joined Orchid as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) responsible for the company’s financial processes and strategy. Gonzalez brings to the company over 12 years of leadership experience in finance and accounting. Prior to Orchid, Gonzalez was a founding partner of AM Business Solutions. During her tenure at AM Business Solutions, Gonzalez led the development of the company’s technological processes and the implementation of outsourcing accounting solutions. Prior to founding AM Business Solutions, Gonzalez performed consulting projects with businesses in various industries focused on improving internal controls and operational efficiencies. Gonzalez holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Finance, and Hospitality Management and a Masters of Science in Taxation from the University of Central Florida as well as a Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship from Boston University.
David Anderson, ATP, Vice President, Operations
For the past 20 years, David Anderson has held leadership positions in the workers’ compensation industry. Anderson joined Orchid in 2007 as the Vice President of Operations. Anderson is responsible for leading the day-to-day functions within operations and quality assurance. Prior to Orchid, Anderson held the position of Vice President of Operations and Special Investigations at Hyperion Risk and Global Options. Anderson holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Florida State University and an Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) certification through RESNA. Anderson’s deep knowledge in workers’ compensation patient care and medical services cost containment has allowed him to speak across the nation on topics ranging from myoelectric prosthetics, complex rehabilitation equipment and surgical implants.
Jason Bliss, Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Jason Bliss, Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing, has been with Orchid since 2008. Bliss is responsible for the strategic planning of building and retaining customer partnerships, expanding the utilization of the company’s services within accounts and leading the account management team in ensuring clients’ expectations are met. With 15 years of sales and marketing experience within the workers’ compensation industry, Bliss has held regional account managerial positions with Cypress Care and Omega Insurance Services. Bliss holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Sports Management from Florida State University.