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Jan Spring, Nancy Williams Take Flight At Carvir (NeverPayTheRansom)

Nancy Williams and Jan Spring
Nancy Williams and Jan Spring

eFolder channel veterans Jan Spring and Nancy Williams are joining Carvir to promote anti-malware, anti-ransomware and endpoint security solutions to partners -- including MSPs. Williams confirmed the new positions in an email to ChannelE2E.

Spring is wrapping up work with eFolder. She will transition on April 1 and thereafter act as Carvir's channel chief while also working closely with Robin Robins' Technology Marketing Toolkit on various events for 2017. Williams joins Carvir as director of channel development, effective March 1. Both channel experts recently pursued transition plans from eFolder as part of that company's decision to centralize most executive operations and leadership in Denver, Colo.

When chatter about the eFolder changes surfaced at a conference in January 2017, Spring and Williams were "quickly approached" by Jay Ryerse to "talk" about his new venture. MSP veterans Drew Sanford and Ryerse launched Carvir in 2016, Williams indicated.

Author: Jay Ryerse, VP, cybersecurity initiatives, ConnectWise

Carvir focuses on behavior-based threat detection to safeguard data from advanced malware, exploits, drive-bys and script-based attacks that traditional, signature based anti-virus technology and sandboxing solutions in Windows, Apple and Linux environments, according to the company's Website. Prevention starts with silent monitoring of all user- and kernel-space activity on the endpoint. The company's prevention platform secures endpoint devices (servers, workstations and laptops) for full endpoint protection, Carvir asserts.

Among the core focus areas: Stopping and/or mitigating malware attacks. Carvir's URL ( redirects to a rather catchy URL:

New Company, Familiar Community

Joining Carvir allows Spring and Williams to continue working and serving the channel ecosystem, which helps "make our work so much fun and fulfilling," says Williams. "We will also be representing a product that we feel very confident will become a mandatory and profitable part of many, if not most, MSP offerings. We are thrilled to be in at the ground floor level of this startup."

Spring and Williams have lived parallel lives in the IT channel. They met in 2008 at Jeff Middleton’s SBS Migration Conference in New Orleans.  "We quickly became friends and knew we would make a great team," Williams says. "That came to fruition in 2013 when I was hired by eFolder. The rest is pretty much history."

And now, history is set to repeat itself at Carvir.


Joe Panettieri

Joe Panettieri is co-founder & editorial director of MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E, the two leading news & analysis sites for managed service providers in the cybersecurity market.