About Us

Doing Requires
Big Ambition

Our vision is bold; we seek to create a suite of products with benefits, pricing, and packaging that’s both applicable and purchasable by every business in the world. Black Pearl Mail augments email to make it a more effective business tool. Email is the number one form of business communication in the world today, and with Black Pearl Mail it is also the most effective. It’s time to become email-smart.

Black Pearl Mail is driven from Phoenix, Arizona with offices in Wellington, New Zealand and Zurich, Switzerland.

Tim Crown


Tim Crown is Chairman of the Board and former CEO of publicly held Insight Enterprises. Crown started Insight with his brother Eric, taking the company from a small startup into 22 countries with more than 7,000 worldwide employees and $7 billion in annual revenue. Partners since they were teens, Crown and his brother see opportunities to leverage knowledge and capital virtually everywhere. Together, they challenge business owners, empower staff to take risks and lead from the front—little surprise, since Tim and his brother are the sons of a military officer.

Cherryl Pressley

Chief Executive Officer

Cherryl Pressley is a senior leader with more than 25 years of business experience in the technology industry. Cherryl is a fearless leader with a proven expertise in leading teams, building channel partnerships, developing integrated sales and marketing plans and exceeding financial goals. Cherryl spent her last 14 years at Microsoft in senior leadership roles. Her most recent role was leading strategy, sales and marketing worldwide for Microsoft’s distribution partner channel. Last fiscal year she led the distribution channel to exceed triple digit cloud revenue growth, achieving over $1B in revenue.

Nick Lissette

Founder and Chief Technology Officer

Nick Lissette is the Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Black Pearl Mail. With almost a decade of experience in business email, Nick also serves as a Director on both the Fiduciary and Advisory Boards. Nick is an ‘entrepreneur’s entrepreneur’ with a keen knack of identifying emerging technologies and markets. He has won numerous awards and international recognition for his efforts in the global anti-spam community. His SaaS cloud email security company was at the forefront of the cloud managed service revolution in 2007. This anti-spam company grew into a joint venture organization called SpamDunk, which was successfully sold in 2012 as a Silvercloud Mail Company. Outside of work, Nick is a family man and a keen sportsman.