In a year filled with uncertainty and lots of loss, it took fierce leadership for local companies to survive, pivot and adapt to our environment.
Roughly 42% of the U.S. labor force worked from home at the peak of the pandemic, according to a June 2020 study by Stanford University.
While there were many shining examples of how C-suite executives led throughout the work-from-home economy caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, these 20 executives — 15 with titles of CEO or president and five with other C-suite titles — have been chosen as the Business Journal’s 2021 C-Suite Award winners.
The C-Suite Awards will be presented during an evening event on Sept. 9 with a location to be named on a later date. Each of the honorees will receive an award, as well as be featured in a subsequent Business Journal special publication.
Chris Flowers, chief operating officer, AmeriVet Veterinary Partners
Jonathan Garcia, chief financial officer, CNF Technologies Corp.
Phillip Hernandez, chief operating officer, Geekdom LC
Matthew Merritt, chief financial officer, The Lynd Company/Lynd Acquisitions Group
Dr. Lynnette Watkins, chief medical officer, Baptist Health System
Kim Beechner, CEO, Embark Marketing
Peter Bridgman, President, Visionworks of America Inc.
Will Conway, CEO, Pathwire
Tom Cuthbert, CEO, Sandler Training, Vistage Worldwide, Cuthbert Capital
Rodney Gray, Owner, Wave Healthcare LLC
Ajay Gupta, CEO, Stirista
Leesa Harper Rispoli, President, Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper Realtors
Ed Hart, President, Sendero Wealth Management
Kim Jefferies, CEO, Brighton Center San Antonio
Kevin Jones, CEO, Rackspace Technology Inc.
Bryce Maddock, CEO, TaskUs Inc.
Janie Martinez Gonzalez, CEO, Web-Hed Technologies Inc. doing business as Webhead
Keely Petty, CEO, Kick Start Your Life with Dr. Keely!
Ken Raymie, CEO, Generations Federal Credit Union
Paul Salisbury, CEO, Dura Software