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Brian Bautista, EVP & Chief Operating Officer

Brian Bautista, EVP and Chief Operating Officer

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Brian Bautista

EVP & Chief Operating Officer

Brian Bautista

EVP and Chief Operating Officer

Brian brings a diverse set of leadership and problem-solving experiences to our organization. He has depth in leading teams and strategic thinking across Marketing, Sales and Corporate Strategy. Brian brings a clinical background and has dedicated his 19+ year career to health care with a focus on serving patients, providers and the individuals he leads. He currently serves Blood Operations as the Chief Operating Officer and was hired in April 2018. Prior to Versiti he was at Shire as the Area Vice President leading an Institution-based Plasma Franchise through significant internal culture changes and navigating the dynamic healthcare landscape. Throughout his assignments at Abbott, Abbvie, Baxalta and Shire, Brian has demonstrated a track record of high achievement and delivering results by building high-performing teams and inspiring leaders. In a short amount of time at Versiti Brian has focused on building new capabilities for the Operation with a focus on Communication, Training and Change Management.

Born and raised in the Chicagoland area, Brian attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for his undergraduate studies, earned a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy and completed his MBA at the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.  Brian and his wife, Thrisha, make a home in Mundelein, IL where they spend most of their time coaching and cheering for their 3 children Brandon (11), Brody (10) and Taylor (8) on the baseball diamond, hockey rink, basketball court or soccer field. Brian also enjoys traveling and playing golf.

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