Brilliant is responsible for managing an international team of approximately 60 professionals and reports to Howard Frank, vice chairman and chief operating officer as well as the audit committee of the board of directors.
Brilliant began his career with Carnival Corp. in 1994 as a senior financial and operational auditor. He held multiple audit and advisory positions prior to being named vice president and chief audit executive in 2006. Brilliant has also been involved with various due diligence activities associated with Carnival Corp.'s acquisition of other cruise lines and he was responsible for establishing the internal audit functions at several of the corporation’s international brands.
Prior to joining Carnival Corp., Brilliant began his career with Kenneth Leventhal and Company in their Hospitality Consulting Services Group.
Brilliant graduated from the University of Florida and subsequently obtained his Masters of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management from Florida International University.