The Lancer Group places Ken Carson as Chief Financial Officer at Nuspire Networks, an ABRY Partners-backed leading provider of managed network security services to companies worldwide

COMMERCE, MI – The Lancer Group places Ken Carson as Chief Financial Officer of Nuspire Networks, a leading Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) that delivers network management, monitoring, and security services to enterprises with geographically distributed IT networks.

Ken brings to Nuspire Networks 20 years of financial experience establishing cross- functional partnerships to deliver impactful results across the retail, e-Commerce and consulting space. In this new role, Ken will be responsible for partnering with the executive team to deliver on the company’s go-to-market strategy and drive new business opportunities.

Most recently, Ken served as Chief Financial Officer for Moosejaw, an omnichannel specialty retailer of premium outdoor apparel acquired by Walmart in 2017, where he was specifically brought in to create a finance function to drive operational and profit improvements in a rapidly growing entrepreneur-directed company. Prior to Moosejaw, Ken held the role of Controller at Murray’s Discount Auto Stores, a specialty retailer of automotive after-market parts and accessories with over 100 stores across the Great Lakes region.

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Michigan State University.

About The Lancer Group
The Lancer Group is a leading retained executive search firm that is trusted by private equity firms, their portfolio companies and public corporations to deliver high-impact leaders. The firm specializes in board-driven search mandates including CEOs, CFOs, C-suite executives and board directors as well as private equity investment professionals and operating partners. The Lancer Group has provided strategic counsel to clients across a range of industries and has particular expertise in technology, industrial, energy, healthcare and consumer markets.

With relationships at over 50 of the top 100 private equity firms, The Lancer Group provides a range of pre-deal private equity advisory services beyond traditional executive search. These services include deal origination, diligence support and introductions to “backable” executives.

Founded in 1998, The Lancer Group is privately held and operates from offices across North America and Australia (

About Nuspire Networks
Headquartered in Commerce, Michigan, Nuspire is a leading Midwestern managedsecurity services provider (“MSSP”) that provides services to blue-chip enterprises with large and geographically diversified facility/location footprints. The Company is focused on providing managed cyber security solutions, including (i) unified threat management services, (ii) managed access point monitoring, (iii) security incidentand event management (“SIEM”) logging, and (iv) real-time incident response support. Nuspire operates out of three security operations centers (“SOCs”), whichprovide 24/7 yearround support to more than 3,500 customer sites.

About ABRY Partners
Founded in 1989 and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, ABRY Partners is an experienced and successful private equity investment firm focused on media, communications, insurance, business and information services. Since its founding, ABRY has completed more than $62 billion of transactions, representing investments in more than 550 properties.

Firm Contacts
Scott Dunklee
(858) 551-1001 Ext. 2860

Michael Misiaszek
(858) 551-1001 Ext. 2868

Liliana Corona
(858) 551-1001 Ext. 2874