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Meet The Team2019-12-09T21:16:42+00:00

Jim Ness

CEO/President

Mr. Ness is a Clemson University graduate and was the Captain of the 1974 Clemson Football Team and an all ACC player. He is the owner of the Sunny Slope Peach Farm located in Spartanburg, South Carolina and Port Orange Marina Daytona Beach, Florida. As a successful real estate investor and multiple business entrepreneur, including Utopianet a server company in Greenville, SC, Mr. Ness brings extensive knowledge of business finance and strategy to MSI.

Mike Sherman

Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Sherman brings over 30 years of executive sales management and marketing experience. He is a proud Former Navy submariner. His business savvy and direction steers MSI towards multiple products and services that benefit the Healthcare community.

Ward Peters

Chief Marketing Officer

Mr. Peters brings over 40 years of Senior Level Management Experience as National Sales Director, Vice President and Executive Vice President to MSI.

Ron Bormann

Regional Vice President

Ron Bormann brings 40 years of insurance and financial services to the table. In addition, he has extensive marketing and sales skills to round out his outstanding qualifications. MSI’s visionary goals align perfectly with  his customer service attitude.

Ron was born and raised in rural Clinton County Iowa. His parents instilled in him strong family values which include honesty, integrity and strong work ethic. He raised his three daughters on the same farm he was raised on with these same values. He and his wife have been married nearly 40 years and have 10 grandchildren.

Lonnie R. Cox

Regional Vice President

Performance-driven professional with extensive experience in federal law enforcement.  Exceptional leader; successfully managed complex criminal investigations, terrorism and counter-terrorism operations, managed and operated intelligence programs.  Provided training to numerous law enforcement agencies and special agents of the FBI.

Areas of Expertise

Case Assignment Prioritization                                      Special Operations Management    

Multi-agency Task Force Management                      Criminal Investigations

Management of terrorism and counter-terrorism        Federal Firearms Instructor

Gathering and Disseminating Human Intelligence         Personnel management 

Write Prosecute Reports                    Present Cases to Grand Jury and Federal Court

Background Investigation for Dept. of Justice Personnel, Federal judges, and Presidential Appointees 

Our Valuable Board of Directors

Jim Ness

Mike Sherman

Bruce Crowther

Ward Peters

Ron Bormann

Terrance Green