Frederic F. (Jake) Brace

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Frederic F. (Jake) Brace
Director
Mr. Brace has over 30 years of experience in strategy, finance, restructuring and transformation for numerous industries including airlines, health care, retail, E&P, electrical production, hospitality and real estate. He currently provides advisory services through his firm, Sangfroid Advisors, an international turnaround, restructuring and transformation consultancy. He was formerly the President and CEO of Laser Spine Institute and, before that, Midstates Petroleum, a Tulsa-based E&P company. Previous to those positions, Mr. Brace served as President of Niko Resources, a Canadian E&P company, Chief Administrative Officer of The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Co. (A&P grocery stores) and the Chief Financial Officer of UAL Corporation. Mr. Brace currently sits on the board of Anixter International and Niko Resources. He was previously on the boards of various public and private companies including iHeart Media, Sequa, GenOn, Standard Register, Edison Mission Energy, Bally Total Fitness, Neff Rental, Sirva, Galileo International and Bearing Point among others.

R. Carter Pate

    R. Carter Pate
    R. Carter Pate
    Chairman of the Board

    R. Carter Pate was elected a Director in May 2019. He has had a distinguished career in directing performance improvement, executive management, finance, and board service, including experience as a public company chairman. He has led numerous companies through strategic change and has the required skill set to help the Board and management team to realize its full potential as a franchise Company.
    Mr. Pate recently completed serving as Interim Chief Executive Officer at The Providence Service Corporation, (NASDAQ: “PRSC”) a position he had held since 2017. He is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Carter Pate, LLC, a consulting and investment firm he founded in 2014. From 2011 to 2014, Mr. Pate served as the Chief Executive Officer of MV Transportation, Inc. the largest privately owned passenger transportation logistics firm based in the United States.
    Prior to joining MV, he was the Global and U.S. Managing Partner of Healthcare and Government Practice for PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP and prior served in various roles as US Managing Partner, Advisory Line of Service and US Managing Partner, Corporate Restructuring Partner. Mr. Pate has previously served as the Chairman of the Board of BioScrip, Inc. (NASDAQ: “BIOS”) prior to its merger with Option Care Health since 2015 and now serves as a Director and on the Audit Committee of the combined Company. He is also a Director of Advanced Emissions Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: “ADES”) since 2016 where he also serves on the audit committee and is the Chair of its compensation Committee. Mr. Pate is a Certified Public Accountant in Texas. He is a co-author of The Phoenix Effect: Nine Revitalizing Strategies No Company Can Do Without, originally published in 2002 and translated into five languages. Mr. Pate holds a Masters in Accounting and Information Management from the University of Texas at Dallas, and a BS in Accounting from Greensboro College.

    Chairman of the Board