Tech Leader joins award-winning Concierge Cybersecurity & Privacy™ Platform team revolutionizing digital executive protection


ORLANDO, FL, August 1, 2023 – BlackCloak, the pioneer in Digital Executive Protection and concierge cybersecurity for executives and senior leaders, high-net-worth individuals, and family offices, today announced global CSO Roland Cloutier will join its Advisory Board. Cloutier brings to BlackCloak over 25 years of experience in the military, law enforcement, and commercial sector and is one of today’s leading experts in corporate and enterprise security, cyber-defense program development, and business operations protection with global roles at ADP, EMC, and most recently as the Global Chief Security Officer at TikTok.

Cloutier complements the acumen and expertise of BlackCloak’s current Advisory Board members, Malcolm Harkins and Mark Weatherford. “While Digital Executive Protection is something CISOs consider important to the overall corporate security posture, it’s typically out of reach because of the private nature of their personal lives and the lack of personnel and capabilities to support it,” said Cloutier. “BlackCloak has developed a unique platform that solves this and a robust and holistic approach that makes it easy for CISOs to adopt and cover their whole executive team in a high-touch, concierge fashion. I’m excited to help the company scale and evangelize its solution to help my peers.”

“Roland’s experience and perspective on enterprise corporate security and executive protection  is a perfect complement to the work BlackCloak is doing with Digital Executive Protection,” said Dr. Chris Pierson, BlackCloak’s Founder and CEO. “With the current increase in cyber attacks on executives and their families in their personal lives as a way to pivot into the corporation, Roland’s guidance will be invaluable as we continue to address this underserved market.”

In Cloutier’s most recent role as Global Chief Security Officer of TikTok, he provided functional and operational responsibility for cyber, information protection, data defense, privacy enforcement, operational risk, workforce protection, crisis management, and investigative security operations worldwide. Prior to TikTok, Cloutier served ten years as Corporate Vice President and Global Chief Security Officer at ADP, was the Vice President and CSO of EMC,  and was a United States Air Force Combat Security Police Specialist, and an Aerospace Protection and Anti-Terrorism Specialist for the Department of Defense. 

Paving the way for the world’s next generation of security leaders, Cloutier is also the distinguished author of his book, ‘Becoming a Global Chief Security Executive Officer’ where he shares his expertise on how to advance the practice of security executive management, security program architecture and how to effectively plan for the future demands of leadership in global security.


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