Modivcare Appoints Mobility Division Leader, Chief Commercial Officer, Head of Investor Relations

Trio of industry veteran hires bolster healthcare services company’s executive ranks

Modivcare recently announced it has filled three key executive positions as the publicly traded healthcare services company continues to add member services, manage growth and strike partnerships. 

The new executives are:

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  • Ilias Simpson, president, Mobility division
  • Brett Hickman, chief commercial officer
  • Kevin Ellich, vice president, head of investor relations

Collaborating with local, community-based transportation providers, Modivcare provides non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) services to patients needing safe and reliable rides to health facilities. The company is the largest broker of NEMT in the nation and brings more than 35 years of experience to its transportation providers and more than 75 million trips managed annually for 30 million patients across the U.S.

Mobility Division President

Modivcare named Ilias Simpson president of the Mobility division, which consists of the company’s non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) services. Simpson has more than 15 years of executive leadership experience, with a focus on logistics and transportation. Additionally, he is a decorated veteran of the United States Air Force.

“We are pleased to welcome Ilias to lead our Mobility division, which furthers our commitment to the company’s foundational NEMT services and the 30 million patients we serve,” said Dan Greenleaf, president and CEO of Modivcare. “His expertise in lean initiatives, customer service delivery, and strategic growth planning will benefit Modivcare Mobility as we continue to drive operational improvements, strengthen relationships with our transportation providers, enhance the experience of patients, and capture new sales wins.”  

Prior to joining Modivcare, Simpson worked at companies such as Radial Inc. where he served as president and CEO, Ryder System, Inc., Pentair, Cintas, and Halliburton. He graduated with an MBA from the University of Dayton and a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Texas. 

“I am thrilled to be joining the Modivcare team to grow the nation’s market-leading non-emergency medical transportation company,” Simpson said. “I look forward to working together to further advance the company’s core purpose of Making Connections to Care.”  

Chief Commercial Officer 

Brett Hickman

Brett Hickman, formerly chief growth officer for Cityblock Health, is Modivcare’s new chief commercial officer. In this role, he will be integral to Modivcare’s business strategy to cross-sell its integrated platform of supportive care solutions that address social determinants of health, as well as drive organic revenue growth and maintain the company’s existing customer base.

“Brett is an accomplished healthcare executive with more than three decades of leadership experience and a track record of driving growth and operational excellence,” said Greenleaf. “His collaborative leadership style and expertise in payer-provider relationships, value-based care, strategic growth planning, and go-to-market execution will complement that of our executive team, and I look forward to his insights during this transformational time for our company.”

Prior to working at Cityblock Health, Hickman held various executive leadership roles at Optum and ProVenture, an Aetna subsidiary for joint venture provider sponsored health plans. He is a retired partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Hickman graduated with a bachelor’s degree in economics from DePauw University and an MBA from University of Indianapolis.

“I am extremely excited to join Modivcare, a true purpose-driven organization, to address the social determinants of health for our nation’s most vulnerable patient populations,” Hickman said. “I look forward to partnering with a distinguished leadership team to accelerate our growth and expansion, focused on improving outcomes, and better serving patients, wherever they are.”   

Investor Relations Head

Kevin Ellich

Kevin Ellich, formerly managing director of healthcare services and technology at ICR Westwicke, is Modivcare’s new vice president, head of investor relations. He has more than two decades of experience in investor relations and equity research, with expertise in healthcare services and technology. 

“With his in-depth healthcare industry knowledge, financial and analytical acumen, strong Wall Street relationships, and practical experience managing successful investor relations programs, Kevin brings a lot to Modivcare,” Greenleaf said. “His appointment reflects our commitment to strengthening financial community engagement as we continue to grow Modivcare’s one-of-a-kind, supportive care platform.”  

Prior to his position at ICR Westwicke, Ellich founded Ace Advisory, LLC, a boutique research firm focused on the animal health industry; held senior research analyst roles at Craig-Hallum Capital Group, Piper Jaffray, and RBC Capital Markets; was vice president, investor relations at Adeptus Health; and worked as a buy-side analyst at Aplos Advisors. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota.

“Modivcare is addressing significant markets supported by strong industry tailwinds while focusing on social determinants of health and providing supportive care services to the nation’s most vulnerable patient populations,” Ellich said. “I am eager to help the Modivcare team share the company’s exciting growth story with the investment community.” 

About Modivcare

Modivcare Inc. (“Modivcare”) (Nasdaq: MODV) is a technology-enabled healthcare services company that provides a platform of integrated supportive care solutions for public and private payors and their patients. Our value-based solutions address the social determinants of health (SDoH), enable greater access to care, reduce costs, and improve outcomes. We are a leading provider of non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT), personal care, remote patient monitoring, and meal delivery. Modivcare also holds a minority equity interest in CCHN Group Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiaries (“Matrix Medical Network”), which partners with leading health plans and providers nationally, delivering a broad array of assessment and care management services to individuals that improve health outcomes and health plan financial performance. To learn more about Modivcare, please visit www.modivcare.com. 

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