Pete Perialas Jr.

Pete Perialas Jr.


Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer

Pete Perialas Jr., serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer for Children's Health.

Pete joined the Children’s Health team in February of 2015 and leads strategic activities designed to develop, deploy and extend technological and operational capabilities that advance the system’s substantial investments in Population Health and consumer oriented, value-based health system integration. These solutions and capabilities support a wide array of Children’s Health activities including and not limited to ACO/HMO products, care management and patient navigation, consumer-focused clinical integration across the entire Children’s Health delivery network and also with adult and community partners.

Prior to joining Children’s Health, Pete was the Chief Executive Officer of a large, Federally Qualified Health Center that achieved Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home Status in 2010 and grew to be one of the 15 largest FQHC’s in the nation. Before entering the health care industry, Pete served as the Chief Executive Officer of a privately held Neural Network Decision-Support Company in Austin, Texas and he held global leadership positions in banking and consumer finance for Computer Science Corporations.

Pete was also a pioneer in building decision-system infrastructure for the credit card and financial services industry, which included operational leadership positions with Discover Card and America Express.

In 2009, Pete was recognized as a Health Care Hero in Austin, for his work in non-profit health care access creation.

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Delaware and has served on a wide range of community Boards including Meals on Wheels, the United Way, regional and national HIE cooperatives, and several community-based health clinics.