Providence Service Corporation Announces Executive Leadership Changes
Warren Rustand, Providence Lead Director, Appointed Interim Chief Executive
Officer; Robert Wilson Appointed Chief Financial Officer
TUCSON, Ariz., Nov. 19, 2012
TUCSON, Ariz., Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --The Providence Service
Corporation (Nasdaq: PRSC), a leader in home and community based social
services and non-emergency transportation services management, today announced
that Fletcher Jay McCusker, the Company's Chief Executive Officer, will retire
from the Company to pursue other interests by the end of the year.Effective
immediately, Warren Rustand, currently Providence's Lead Director, has been
appointed Interim Chief Executive Officer.
Mr. McCusker will also step down from his role as Chairman of the Board of
Directors and as a director.Christopher Shackelton, Managing Partner at
Coliseum Capital Management, one of the Company's largest shareholders, and a
director of the Company, will become Chairman of the Board.
The Company also announced that Michael Deitch, Chief Financial Officer, will
retire from the Company to pursue other interests by the end of the
year.Robert Wilson, formerly a Managing Director at the international
accounting firm Grant Thornton within the firm's Health Care Advisory Services
practice, has been appointed Chief Financial Officer.
Mr. Rustand stated, "As the founder that built Providence from a startup
social services organization into a business approaching $1 billion in
revenue, Fletcher has guided the Company in delivering results for the
thousands of patients and customers that Providence serves every day, while
delivering positive returns for shareholders.On behalf of the Board, I would
like to recognize the insight and leadership that Fletcher has demonstrated
throughout his tenure at Providence. Similarly, Michael has contributed much
to the success of Providence over the last twelve years. We thank both him
and Fletcher for their dedicated service and wish them all the best.
"I'm honored to join a strong and deep leadership team at Providence.Given my
time on the Board and experience in the industry, I can assure our valued
customers and shareholders that this will be a seamless transition.Joined by
Robert Wilson as CFO and a seasoned management team, we will maintain
Providence's high-standards for care and laser-focus on providing value to
shareholders. This is an exciting time for Providence. The Company's
operations and financial framework are strong.We recently reported that
revenue and adjusted EBITDA are up and this year has been a benchmark year in
terms of market share gained and competitive position.We are committed to
building on Providence's success," said Mr. Rustand.
Mr. Rustand has served as a director of the company since May 2005 and as lead
director since January 2007. Mr. Rustand has served as a director for
numerous boards for over 40 public, private, and not-for-profit organizations.
The range of these organizations is from multibillion dollar public companies,
to midsize, early stage, and startup companies. From 1996 to 1998 Mr. Rustand
was chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Rural/Metro Corporation, a medical
transportation company. Mr. Rustand received a bachelor's degree and master's
degree from the University of Arizona in 1965 and 1972, respectively.
Until recently, Mr. Wilson was a Managing Director in the Health Care Advisory
Services practice of Grant Thornton. He has over 30 years of experience in the
health care industry providing large scale comprehensive, integrated
performance improvement solutions for health systems. From 2006 to 2008 he
served as Chief Financial Officer for Billings Clinic, a community-based
hospital and health services company and, prior to that time, Mr. Wilson was a
partner at Arthur Andersen.Mr. Wilson served on the board of directors for
Rural/Metro Corporation, a medical transportation company, from 2003 to 2011
and from 2004 to 2008 served on the board of Providence Health & Services, a
non-profit healthcare system with over 30 hospitals and other healthcare
delivery sites in 5 western states. Mr. Wilson received a bachelor's degree in
Business Administration from the University of Washington and an MBA from
California State University, Los Angeles.
Mr. Shackelton is a Managing Partner at Coliseum Capital Management and has
served as a director of Providence since July, 2012. Mr. Shackelton currently
serves on the board of directors of LHC Group, Inc. In the past five years,
Mr. Shackelton has served on the board of directors for Interstate Hotels &
Resorts Inc., a global hotel management company, and Rural/Metro Corporation,
a medical transportation company, where he served as Chairman. Mr. Shackelton
is currently a Trustee for the Walter S. Johnson Foundation, as well as for
multiple Connecticut based charitable organizations. Mr. Shackelton received a
bachelor's degree in Economics from Yale College in 2001.
The Providence Service Corporation, through its owned and managed entities,
provides home and community based social services and non-emergency
transportation services management to government sponsored clients under
programs such as welfare, juvenile justice, Medicaid and corrections.
Providence is different from many of its competitors in that it provides its
social services primarily in the client's own home or in community based
settings versus treatment facilities or hospitals and provides its NET
management services through local transportation providers rather than owning
its own fleet of vehicles. The Company provides a range of services through
its direct entities to approximately 51,000 clients through 574 active
contracts at September 30, 2012, with an approximate 14.8 million individuals
eligible to receive the Company's non-emergency transportation services.
Combined, the Company has an approximately $1 billion book of business
including managed entities.
This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of
the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as "believe,"
"demonstrate," "expect," "estimate," "forecast," "anticipate," "should" and
"likely" and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements. In
addition, statements that are not historical should also be considered
forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance
on those forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date the
statement was made. Such forward-looking statements are based on current
expectations that involve a number of known and unknown risks, uncertainties
and other factors which may cause actual events to be materially different
from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These
factors include, but are not limited to the global credit crisis, capital
market conditions, the implementation of the healthcare reform law, state
budget changes and legislation and other risks detailed in Providence's
filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual
Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011 and Quarterly
Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2012. Providence is
under no obligation to (and expressly disclaims any such obligation to) update
any of the information in this press release if any forward-looking statement
later turns out to be inaccurate whether as a result of new information,
future events or otherwise.
SOURCE Providence Service Corporation
Contact: Kelly Sullivan or James Golden, Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer
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