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CNF’s Jon Garcia Named C-Suite Awards Honoree

By Jeannette E. Garcia  –  Reporter, San Antonio Business Journal


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