Marian Pierre, CEO and founder of CGI Protects, a security firm based in New Orleans. During her 17 years as CEO of CGI Protects, Ms. Pierre has helped transform the company from a local guard services company to a security technology and services company. She has expanded her clientele expertise to the government, public, critical infrastructure, and commercial sector.
Through her guidance, CGI Protects has rebounded after Hurricane Katrina to employ more than 150 employees. Prior to establishing CGI Protects, Ms. Pierre had a long career in New Orleans City government, quickly mastering the ability to lead by learning and developing strategies and policies that encouraged entrepreneurialism and efficient operations to achieve key goals.
Throughout her professional career, Ms. Pierre has been devoted empowering women through politics, education, social involvement, and economics through an organization she founded, Women Organized Mobilized for Empowerment Now (W.O.M.E.N.) Inc. Long recognized for her leadership and community efforts, New Orleans City Business named Ms. Pierre “Woman of The Year” in 2007. In 2008 she was awarded the Parrin J. Mitchell “Entrepreneur of the Year” award. Under her leadership, CGI was also honored as New Orleans “Small Business of the Year” in 2000.
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