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CNF Honored at SABJ Resilience in Business Awards

CNF Technologies was recognized by the San Antonio Business Journal as showing incredible resilience during the Covid-19 pandemic with the inaugural Resilience in Business Awards.

The global pandemic created unforeseen obstacles and unpredictable challenges that forced many companies to make unprecedented changes to their usual business model. The San Antonio Business Journal recognizes the efforts of these local businesses that persevered and honored CNF’s quick actions and community support.

CNF conducts highly sensitive research and development, prototyping, and operational support in the cyber domain. Securing the confidentiality and privacy of customers’ data is paramount to CNF’s mission, especially where it overlaps national security concerns. With a culture built on an Employee-centric model, it was imperative to Chief Executive Officer Roxanne Ramirez to continue delivering the solutions and services our clients and country depend on while protecting the safety and welfare of our people.

CNF’s Chief Operations Officer Steve Barish worked tirelessly to accommodate seven different locations in six states while following the Center for Disease Control guidelines and guidance of each state’s governor’s orders regarding their response to Covid-19. CNF also prioritized recovering its international team members back to the United States immediately. CNF’s Chief Information Officer Andy Pilato developed technology solutions and security controls to permit remote working for 150 employees.

To date, CNF continues to hear great responses from our clients; a testimony that our employees continue to represent the company well and deliver the excellence our customers expect. Letters of appreciation, commendations for staff, high praise from clients, and exceptional feedback in the launch of six new programs are all testimony to employees’ successes amid the global pandemic.

In addition to the decisive action CNF took with our clients and employees to maintain oversight and productivity, while keeping our people safe, Roxanne was determined to act beyond her business and support our local San Antonio community. Working with Haven for Hope, a non-profit organization which supports individuals effected by homelessness, Roxanne quickly began coordinating CNF’s donation efforts of hundreds of face masks and hand sanitizer bottles, along with monetary donations. Haven for Hope and CNF share the same core values of servant leadership, radical compassion, and optimism in the face of adversity and CNF is eager to help this organization again soon.

“The San Antonio Business Journal is proud to launch the Resilience in Business Awards to honor the successes in the face of incredible challenges that the community has weathered throughout the Covid-19 pandemic,” said Jimmy Holmes, President & Publisher of San Antonio Business Journal. “Rather than single out executives or management in general, these awards recognize the great things a team can accomplish when working toward a united goal. These organizations stepped up to find new ways to overcome obstacles and to help our community during the crisis. They remind us that working together, we can do more than we ever dreamed as individuals.”

Despite initial concerns due to the sensitivity of our work, CNF was able to deploy the infrastructure and policy to shift our workforce to a teleworking model that complies with federal, state, and local guidance, but also to keep our workforce safe and healthy. The CNF team has done a fantastic job of continuing to be accountable and productive, and it shows in our results. In addition to growing revenue, profit, and headcount, CNF is experiencing its greatest work to date. CNF has hired 32 personnel since the COVID-19 pandemic began and have plans to hire another 28 this fall.