Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Steve is a results-oriented leader with a demonstrated track record of business and technical excellence in the fast-paced Defense Industry. Steve’s diverse technical background, keen analysis and insights, and proven team-building skills will strengthen the Company’s strategy, operations and ability to capture future opportunities.
Steve served in the United States Air Force for over 8 years. He left the Air Force as a Captain in 2000 to pursue work in the civilian sector.
Steve joins CNF from CACI as the former Vice President and Division Manager for Aerospace and Maritime Mission Systems, where he lead a $70 million, 450 person, geographically distributed business unit that focused on the Air Force and Navy C4ISR domain. Prior to that position, Steve was the CACI Vice President for Air Force Programs where he provided leadership in program operations, capture strategy, and proposal development for a complex portfolio of projects in the Air Force ISR, Cyber, and C2 mission areas. Before joining CACI, Steve was the Vice President of Advanced Programs for MacAulay-Brown where he lead their Cyber Security Services and was the founder and head of the MacAulay-Brown’s Advanced Programs division, focused on developing cyber, engineering, and analytical solutions for Intelligence Community and Joint/Service customers.
When asked why Steve chose to transition from a large to a small native San Antonio business, he said “My past experience has proven to be extremely valuable but my heart is in San Antonio and now I am looking to deepen and strengthen my roots in our community.” Steve met Fred 17 years ago when both were serving in the Air Force Information Warfare Center (AFIWC). Fred was one of the founders of the Air Force Computer Emergency Response Team (AFCERT), while Steve was engaged in research and tool development in cyber and Advanced Programs. The AFCERT, at the time, was the premier cyber security organization in the country. Fred and Steve’s paths continued to cross through the years as Government employees then later as business partners after Fred founded CNF. At CNF, Steve is looking forward to creating new solutions, services, and products that serve both existing and new clients, with the end objective of growing the company and adding new jobs to San Antonio’s cyber community.