Operating Company Leaders

While our capital deployment typically commences with a strong investment thesis, we seek to partner with proven CEOs, who are leaders in their industry domains. We believe that the combination of our management teams’ deep industry insight and Providence’s long-term investment perspective can provide an advantage over competitors for the benefit of our clients, colleagues and shareholders.

Walt Cooper

Chief Executive Officer, Matrix Medical Network

Walt Cooper was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Matrix Medical Network in October 2014. Mr. Cooper joined Matrix in 2013 as Senior Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development Officer and served as Chief Operating Officer from June 2014 to October 2014. Prior to joining Matrix, Mr. Cooper served as the Chief Administrative Officer at WellCare Health Plans, where he was responsible for the $1.5 billion Medicare Part D and specialty pharmacy business. Previously, Mr. Cooper served in a number of senior leadership positions at UnitedHealth Group, Jostens Corporation and Bausch & Lomb. Mr. Cooper received a bachelor’s degree and a master of business administration degree from in mechanical engineering from Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania.

Jeff Felton

Chief Executive Officer, LogistiCare

Jeff Felton was appointed Chief Executive Officer of LogistiCare in July 2017. Mr. Felton has more than 30 years of experience in the healthcare services and healthcare technology industries, where he most recently served as President of McKesson Connected Care and Analytics and was responsible for multiple business units within McKesson Technology Solutions. Prior to working at McKesson, Mr. Felton worked at Cardinal Health, Baxter Healthcare and Procter and Gamble. Mr. Felton received a bachelor's degree in biology and in economics from the University of Cincinnati and a master of business administration degree from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Jack Sawyer

Chief Executive Officer, Ingeus

Jack Sawyer was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Ingeus in November 2015, and is responsible for Ingeus' work across 10+ countries. With extensive experience in the delivery of large-scale programmes, Mr. Sawyer has held a number of senior operational posts across the private and not-for-profit sectors. Prior to joining Ingeus, Mr. Sawyer worked for National Express Transport Group and for the Notting Hill Housing Group. Mr. Sawyer joined Ingeus in 2004 and was UK Chief Operating Officer and then UK Chief Executive Officer between 2012 and 2015. Mr. Sawyer was a board member of the Employment Related Services Association (ERSA) from 2013-2016 and is a director of the Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP). Mr. Sawyer received a bachelor of arts honours degree in philosophy, politics and economics from University College, Oxford.