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MSSP Nuspire Appoints Former Herjavec Group, Optiv Exec as CEO


Nuspire, a Top 200 MSSP for 2019, has named Lewie Dunsworth as its CEO. Dunsworth succeeds Saylor Frase, who now serves as Nuspire's chairman of the board.

LinkedIn: Lewie Dunsworth, CEO, Nuspire
LinkedIn: Lewie Dunsworth, CEO, Nuspire

Dunsworth will lead Nuspire's business operations and overall growth strategy, the company said. He also will help Nuspire explore opportunities in new markets and expand its service portfolio.

Prior to joining Nuspire, Dunsworth held executive roles at Herjavec Group and Optiv, both of which were named Top 200 MSSPs for 2019.

Dunsworth most recently served as CISO and EVP of global security services at Herjavec Group. He also has served as CISO at tax preparation company H&R Block and SVP of advisory services at Optiv.

What Does the Dunsworth Hire Mean for Nuspire?

The Dunsworth hire is one of several recent moves that could help Nuspire accelerate its managed security services market growth.

Nuspire in October 2019 incorporated endpoint protection capabilities into its Managed Endpoint service. In doing so, Managed Endpoint users can leverage the SentinelOne endpoint security platform to block threats across business endpoints.

In addition, Nuspire in April 2019 acquired MSSP GBprotect. The GBprotect acquisition supports Nuspire's mission to deliver managed services across customers' gateway, network and endpoint ecosystems, the companies said.

A Closer Look at Nuspire

Nuspire is a privately held MSSP that delivers security operations center-as-a-service (SOCaaS), security information and event management (SIEM) and other security offerings. It also provides industry solutions across finance, healthcare and other verticals.

Furthermore, Nuspire provides a partner program designed to help technology resellers enter the managed security services market. Technology resellers can join the partner program to access Nuspire training, co-branded marketing and sales collaboration tools and resources.

Dan Kobialka

Dan Kobialka is senior contributing editor, MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E. He covers IT security, IT service provider business strategies and partner programs. Dan holds a M.A. in Print and Multimedia Journalism from Emerson College and a B.A. in English from Bridgewater State University. In his free time, Dan enjoys jogging, traveling, playing sports, touring breweries and watching football.