PE-backed Trumpet Behavioral Health appoints Carlson as CEO

Trumpet Behavioral Health, a provider of behavioral health services to children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder and developmental disabilities, has named Ned Carlson as CEO. Carlson is the former president of GlobalCare Inc. Trumpet is backed by MTS Health Investors.


LAKEWOOD, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Trumpet Behavioral Health, LLC announced today that it has appointed Ned Carlson as Chief Executive Officer. Trumpet is a leading provider of behavioral health services, specializing in the treatment of children, adolescents, and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (“ASD”) and developmental disabilities, using the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (“ABA”). Trumpet’s ABA therapy is delivered by therapists under the supervision of Board Certified Behavior Analysts. The Company currently has over 950 team members, providing therapy in over 25 locations across eight states.

MTS Health Investors, LLC, (“MTS”), the New York-based healthcare private equity firm, acquired Trumpet Behavioral Health, LLC in March, 2017.

MTS Senior Managing Director, Oliver Moses, said, “We are thrilled to welcome Ned as CEO. We’re confident his skill set will enable Trumpet to broaden the Company’s footprint and help us achieve our goal of positively impacting as many ASD clients and their families as possible with the highest level of clinical care.”

“Trumpet represents a tremendous opportunity to provide high quality clinical care to children, adolescents, and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder and developmental disabilities,” said Carlson. “The level of talent and expertise in the organization is truly impressive. Trumpet has been built upon a genuine dedication to providing world class levels of care and service to each and every client we serve. With the support of MTS Health Investors and the dedication of our amazing team members, I am confident we can continue to expand Trumpet’s impact on the growing need for ABA services.”

Prior to joining Trumpet, Mr. Carlson was President of GlobalCare, Inc., an Atlanta-based technology-enabled service business providing intelligent claims routing, re-pricing optimization, cost containment and data analysis to healthcare payers. Previously, he was a founding member and Managing Director at Dawntreader Ventures where he served as an investor and advisor to high growth businesses in the software and technology-enabled service markets. Mr. Carlson received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Government from Harvard University.

About Trumpet Behavioral Health
Trumpet Behavioral Health offers evidenced-based behavioral health services to children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental disabilities based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis. A team of over 950 passionate and highly-skilled individuals, including numerous Ph.D. and Masters-level Board Certified Behavior Analysts, provides center-based, school-based and in-home services throughout Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Ohio and Texas. For more information please visit

About MTS
MTS Health Investors, LLC (“MTS”) makes equity investments in companies that operate within the services sectors of the healthcare industry. We focus on companies with profitable business models and a demonstrated ability to deliver cost-effective solutions. MTS manages over $700 million in investments and is currently investing out of its fourth fund. We are based in New York City and invest in companies throughout the United States.
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