Board of Directors

Board of Directors

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

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.

Chairman of the Board
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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. 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.
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Linda C. Coughlin
Director
Ms. Coughlin is a veteran operating executive specializing in the leadership of disruptive changes to the status quo such as restructurings, downsizings, internal start-ups and the planning for and implementation of mergers, acquisitions, IPO’s, joint ventures and divestitures and rebranding initiatives. Since 2008, Ms. Coughlin has served as the CEO of Great Circle Associates, LLC, a consulting firm she founded that provides interim executive and individual advisory services. From 2004 until 2007, she served as Chief Administrative Officer and member of the Executive Committee at Cendant Corporation, where she was responsible for global contact center operations, corporate marketing, information technology, global procurement, human resources and corporate real estate. From 2002-2004, she served as the President and Vice Chair of the Board of Directors at Linkage, Inc., a global consulting firm, and from 1986 to 2002, she held various roles with Scudder Investments, a global investment management firm, including serving as President of the Americas Mutual Fund Groups and Chair of the Board of the AARP, Scudder and Kemper Funds. Ms. Coughlin began her career at American Express Company and Citibank where she spent 10 years in a variety of strategy, marketing, telephone operations and corporate communications roles. She has 12 years of public and private company board experience, and currently serves as a Director and member of the Audit and Nomination and Governance Committees of The China Fund, Inc. (NYSE:CHN). Ms. Coughlin holds a BA in Economics, summa cum laude from Fordham University. 
Ted Darnall
Ted Darnall
Director
Mr. Darnall is a 30-year veteran of the hospitality industry and widely recognized as one of the top hotel operators in the business. He has held executive positions with Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Interstate Hotels and Resorts and Marriott International. His industry recognition is garnered from his innovative initiatives, performance-driven, results oriented focus and motivational leadership. He has served as CEO Lodging and Technical Services Companies at HEI Hotels and Resorts since 2006. Prior to HEI Hotels and Resorts, he was with Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide for 10 years where he held various executive positions, including Chief Operating Officer of Starwood Lodging Corporation, President of North America Operations and most recently, President of Starwood Real Estate Group. Prior to Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, he was with Interstate Hotels and Resorts for over 14 years, reaching the position of Senior Vice President, Operations. He began his hospitality career with Marriott International, where he held a number of management positions.
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Janet L. Hendrickson
Director
Ms. Hendrickson is an experienced executive and corporate director that brings deep expertise to strategic leadership, business development, fiscal management, capital structure strategies, operations, and people development. She is currently serving as the Chief Operating Officer of Toaster Labs Inc., dba Pulse, a position she has held since 2019. From 2015-2018, Ms. Hendrickson served as Regional Managing Director of Ascent Private Capital Management, and she was a co-founder and Managing Partner of Denny Hill Capital, an early stage venture capital firm with a consumer focused investment strategy, from 2002-2015. Ms. Hendrickson currently sits on the board of The Commerce Bank of Washington, a banking institution serving Washington state, one of eight community banks under Zion Bancorporation (NASDAQ: ZION) and the Virginia Mason Health System. She previously served on the board of Tully’s Coffee from 2009 to 2013, including as Lead Director, and for private companies Butter London, Toosum Foods, Reklaim, PhotoRocket, and Cleverset, among others. Ms. Hendrickson was recognized in 2011 by the Puget Sound Business Journal as a Woman of Influence. She began her career in finance and operations attaining the position of CFO. Ms. Hendrickson earned her graduate degree in public administration from the University of Washington, as well as her Bachelor of Arts. 
 
Joseph Megibow
Joseph B. Megibow
Director

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.

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Kenneth R. Trammell
Director
Mr. Trammell is currently serving as the Interim Chief Financial Officer of Tenneco Inc. (NYSE: TEN), a manufacturer of vehicle components and systems. He was previously Executive Vice President of Tenneco Inc. from January 2006 until his retirement in December 2018, the Chief Financial Officer from September 2003 until June 2018, and the Controller from 1997 through 2003. Prior to joining Tenneco in 1996, Mr. Trammell spent 12 years with the international public accounting firm of Arthur Andersen LLP. Mr. Trammell has served as a member of the board of Universal Technical Institute (NYSE: UTI), a provider of postsecondary education for students seeking careers as professional automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorcycle and marine technicians as well as welders and computer numerical control (CNC) machining technicians, since June 2011, and currently serves as Chair of the Audit Committee. Mr. Trammell received a BBA in accounting from the University of Houston.