Black Pearl Mail relocates headquarters to Scottsdale

Black Pearl Mall is moving its headquarters to Scottsdale from New Zealand. (Submitted photo)

Black Pearl Mail, a provider that transforms email into a smart digital marketing tool, announced Wednesday, April 10 it had finalized the move of its headquarters from Wellington, New Zealand to Scottsdale.

Black Pearl is hiring and expanding in the Valley while also growing their R&D hub in Wellington, according to a press release.

Venture capital fund AZ Crown, who has worked alongside Black Pearl Mail to assemble a leadership team, backs the company. Most recently, the company added Cherryl Pressley as Chief Executive Officer and Corey Frank as Chief Revenue Officer.

“Black Pearl Mail is not just another email platform; it’s a powerful marketing analytics technology that transforms email from simply a dumb tool with minimal actionable data insights into a smart hub that delivers optimal experiences for an organization’s customers,” Tim Crown, principal of AZ Crown Investments and chairman of the board of Black Pearl Mail, said in a prepared statement.

“This technology helps customers maximize email use as a digital marketing channel, something they use every day but hasn’t historically yielded much in the way of marketing results. I’m also extremely pleased about the additions of our CEO and CRO to our executive team, and am eager to see just how far we go from here.”

Ms. Pressley comes from a leadership background, having spent 14 years at Microsoft in various senior leadership roles. Her most recent role was leading strategy and sales for Microsoft’s global distribution partner network.

Mr. Frank co-founded KnowledgeNet, which Thomas Reuters acquired, as well as co-founding two other venture funded tech companies in the Valley, The 41st Parameter and StormWind Studios.

The Black Pearl Mail executive team also includes Black Pearl founder Nick Lisette as Director and CTO, as well as Mr. Crown as Chairman of the Board.

“Our founder, Nick Lissette set an aspirational vision when he created Black Pearl Mail, and now we’re perfectly positioned to realize that vision,” Ms. Pressley said in a prepared statement.

“The move of our headquarters to Scottsdale has opened up numerous possibilities for the company and allowed us to work with wonderful partners such as AZ Crown. While my role as CEO is new, I’ve served on the board of Black Pearl Mail for the past 18 months and I’ve been extremely impressed with the product and company potential. We now have the key players in place and I’m confident great things are to come.”

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