Founder and CEO Dr. Chris Pierson Among the Most Exceptional Entrepreneurs at 2022 Builders and Innovators Summit

Orlando, FL – October 12, 2022 BlackCloak, the leading provider of digital executive protection for corporate executives, board members, and high-net-worth individuals and their families, today announced that its Founder and CEO Dr. Chris Pierson has been recognized by Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) as one of the Most Exceptional Entrepreneurs of 2022. Goldman Sachs selected Dr. Pierson from multiple industries to be honored at its Builders and Innovators Summit in Healdsburg, California.

“We’re delighted to recognize Dr. Pierson of BlackCloak as one of the most exceptional entrepreneurs of 2022,” said David M. Solomon, Chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs. “They have made extraordinary contributions to a wide range of fields, and all of us are looking forward to meeting with these innovative thinkers.”

In addition to honoring the most exceptional entrepreneurs, the Summit consists of general sessions and clinics led by seasoned entrepreneurs, academics and business leaders as well as resident scholars.

“It is a tremendous honor to be recognized by Goldman Sachs for entrepreneurship,” said Chris. “This honor is not possible though without the dedicated and passionate employees of BlackCloak who work diligently everyday to protect the personal digital lives of our uniquely at-risk clients. This award belongs to them as much, if not more, than it belongs to me.”

This is the eighth award BlackCloak has garnered in 2022. Earlier this year, the company was recognized as “Best Digital Executive Protection” as well as “Hot Security Tech of the Year, among others. 

“On behalf of the entire BlackCloak Board of Directors, I would like to congratulate Chris and his team for this significant accomplishment,” said James Pastoriza, Managing Partner at TDF Ventures. As the threat landscape continues to expand, digital executive protection is increasingly becoming a must-have in the cybersecurity stacks of businesses and high-net-worth families alike. BlackCloak is the only cybersecurity and privacy company built to meet this demand, and they’re just getting started.”

BlackCloak protects ultra/high-net-worth and high-profile individuals and families from targeted cyberattack, online fraud and identity compromise. Learn more at and follow the brand on social media @BlackCloakCyber.

About BlackCloak
BlackCloak protects corporate executives, high-access employees, and high-net-worth individuals and families from targeted cyberattacks, online fraud, and other risks to them and their companies through their personal digital lives. Used by Fortune 1000s and mid-market organizations across all industries, BlackCloak’s SaaS-based digital executive protection solution protects the digital privacy, personal devices, and home networks of people with little time and a lot to lose. Executives and high-profile individuals get peace of mind knowing that their family, wealth, reputation, and finances are secured. Corporate security teams rest easy knowing that their organization is protected from threats to IP, finances, physical security, data and other digital assets that originate in their executives’ personal digital lives.