Board of Directors
R. Carter Pate was appointed a director in 2019. Mr. Pate currently serves as Interim Chief Executive Officer at The Providence Service Corporation, a position he has held since November 15, 2017. He is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Carter Pate, LLC, a consulting firm he founded in 2014, which serves as a leading resource for Boards of Directors seeking expertise in restructuring management, regulatory compliance, growth and margin strategies and critical business insights to drive consistent results. From 2011 to 2014, Mr. Pate served as the Chief Executive Officer of MV Transportation, Inc. Prior to joining MV, he served in various roles for Pricewaterhousecoopers LLC from 1996 to 2011, including Global and U.S. Managing Partner, Healthcare and Government Price, US Managing Partner, Advisory Line of Service and US Managing Partner, Corporate Restructuring Partner. Mr. Pate has been the Chairman of the Board of BioScrip, Inc. (Nasdaq: BIOS) since 2015 and previously served as its Audit Committee Chair, and is a Director of Advanced Emissions Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADES) since 2016 where he also serves on the audit committee. Since 2015 he has been a member of the Texas Lieutenant Governor’s Advisory Transportation Committee and a Board Member of the National Association of Corporate Directors. Mr. Pate holds certifications as a Certified Public Accountant in Texas, a Certified Forensic Public Accountant, a Certified Government Financial Manager, a Certified Insolvency Reorganization Accountant, a Certified Turnaround Professional and a Certified Fraud Examiner (inactive). 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.
Mr. Megibow has been at the forefront of e-commerce since the early 1990's and brings more than 25 years of experience in technology and business. Mr. Megibow is currently the CEO of Purple Innovation, a comfort technology company that that designs and manufactures products to improve how people sleep, sit, and stand. Most recently, he was an advisor for Advent International, the global private equity firm, focused on digital best practices for their consumer businesses. From 2012-2015, Mr. Megibow served as SVP/Chief Digital Ofﬁcer at American Eagle Outﬁtters, where he had responsibility for the global omni-channel strategy and infrastructure, direct-to-consumer business, and led all digital marketing, customer operations, engineering and product management efforts. Prior to AEO, he worked for six years at Expedia, Inc, in a series of roles culminating as VP and GM of Expedia.com, where he had P&L responsibility for the US business with direct ownership of marketing, merchandising, and operations. During this time, he launched Expedia’s mobile business and was named Chairman of Mobiata, an Expedia, Inc. company. In 2000, Mr. Megibow was an original employee of TeaLeaf Technology, now an IBM company. He has also held roles at Ernst & Young Management Consulting, and EDS in their Advanced Technology Group. Mr. Megibow earned an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University.