Brian has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1983. In 1993, he formed The Bailys Group,
a consulting firm, to provide tax and financial planning services. He has also been involved in
many aspects of private equity, including investment analysis, due diligence, transaction
structure, and negotiations.
In 2015, Brian founded Ascent, a continuing care solution for people in recovery from substance
use disorders and mental health diagnoses. The genesis of the Ascent Solution was based on
Brian’s experience in treatment. Ascent began by combining an evidence-based mobile app with
24/7/365 peer recovery coaching and in 2017 began to expand into “live” face-to-face peer
recovery coaching. Thus evolved ThriveED (Thrive Emergency Department FKA AscentED)
where peer coaches began providing round-the-clock peer recovery support to individuals in the
MetroHealth (Cleveland, OH) emergency department.
In early 2018, Brian formed a partnership with Thrive Behavioral Health/Thrive Peer Support.
This has allowed Thrive to provide peer support to Medicaid-eligible patients across NE Ohio
and serve as advocates on behalf of those recovering.
Brian has spoken on various opiate and recovery-related panels and has been a part of multiple
opiate and behavioral health task forces in Ohio. Brian is a member of the executive committee
of the Ohio Association of Recovery Providers and a founding Board Member of the Ohio
Institute for SUD Excellence.
Brian advocates for the individual in recovery and their families. Brian is the father of 3 grown
children and grandfather of 7.
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Registrants may transfer their registration to another person at any time by notifying Gabby Palmieri ([email protected]) in writing. Cancellations must be made in writing to Lindsey Beck ([email protected]). Refunds minus a 20% service charge are available for cancellations received in writing 45 days or more prior to the start of the conference. No refunds are available thereafter.