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Louis Hernandez Jr.

Founder, Managing Director and CEO

Louis Hernandez Jr., is the founder, Managing Director, CEO and major investor of Black Dragon Capital. Mr. Hernandez is an award-winning entrepreneur, successful investor, philanthropist, advocate and recognized speaker and author. Mr. Hernandez is a proven growth-oriented technology executive and investor with expertise in operational execution and results-driven performance in a variety of complex technical fields, including content management, e-commerce, sports and media, and financial services. 

His focus and passion is to advance technology initiatives that specifically enable the active collaboration and connection between individuals, teams, and businesses.    

After years of successfully operating, advising, and investing in companies in all phases of development, completing all forms of financings in debt and equity in both private and public transactions, advising companies, board of directors, investors and entrepreneurs, he envisioned the next generation of private equity in forming Black Dragon Capital.  The firm would more deeply engage with entrepreneurs capturing the energy and spirit that was a part of his successful technology ventures, while combining a sophisticated transaction and investing approach. This approach has been codified in the Black Dragon Toolkit℠. 

He has served on various Board of Directors, from start-up to trillion-dollar for profit organizations to numerous non-profit organizations.  He is the author of three books, Saving the American Dream, Too Small to Fail, and The Storyteller’s Dilemma, numerous articles, and has received many professional distinctions for his expertise in business and technology.  He has been a featured guest on Fox Business, CNBC, ABC News, and Bloomberg TV, where he discusses technology, economics, strategic planning and globalization.  

He has been inducted into the Innovators Hall of Fame by Banking Technology News, listed as the top 5 innovators in financial technology, won numerous entrepreneurial awards, and has been recognized by several entrepreneurial groups.    

Through his philanthropic organization, For A Bright Future Foundation (www.forabrightfuturefoundation.org), Mr. Hernandez actively supports the equal access of underprivileged and underrepresented children to healthcare, education, the arts, and leadership development.  The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation named Mr. Hernandez a Community Leader of the Year in honor of his many contributions to the community. He was the former Vice Chair of the Governor’s Council on Economic Competitiveness and Technology, former Chair to the Technology Transfer Advisory board for Connecticut, a board member for Berklee City Music Network, a member of the Board of the NAMM, past Chairman of the Connecticut Technology Council, and former Vice-Chair of the Commission for Educational Technology, among others.  

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