R. Carter Pate


Director of Teligent: 2021- Present

Mr. Pate is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Carter Pate, LLC, a Family Private Equity Investment Company, and has served as a Board Member to public and private Boards of Directors since 2014. He is the former Chief Executive Officer of Providence Service Corp DBA LogistiCare (NASDAQ: PRSC), the largest non-emergency medical logistics company for Medicare and Medicaid. Mr. Pate currently serves on the Board, and is a member of the Audit Committee, of Optioncare Health (NASDAQ: OPCH) and was the Chairman of the Board of its predecessor, BioScrip Inc. (NASDAQ: BIOS).  Mr. Pate was elected Chairman of the Board of the Red Lion Hotel Group (NASDAQ: RLH) in December 2019.  He also serves as a member of the Board, the Chairman of its Compensation Committee, and a member of the Audit Committee, for Advanced Emissions Solutions (NASDAQ: ADES).  Prior to these roles, Mr. Pate had a career with PricewaterhouseCoopers spanning nearly two decades, including his service as a Global/United States Managing Partner of U.S. Advisory and later the Health Care practice leader. In these roles he worked with Fortune 500 companies and G-20 governments with a focus on change management and cost realignment. For his first seven years at PwC, Mr. Pate led PwC’s restructuring practice. He is the author of best-selling financial restructuring book, “The Phoenix Effect: Nine Revitalizing Strategies No Business Can Do Without.”  Mr. Pate has certifications as a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Forensic Public Accountant and obtained his undergraduate degree in Accounting and a master’s degree in Accounting and Information Systems from University of Texas at Dallas.