Steve Barish

As CNF’s Chief Strategy Officer, Steve’s focus is on developing and implementing CNF’s strategic vision and mission of applying cutting-edge technology and subject matter expertise to address novel cyber challenges facing the Nation. He oversees corporate strategy, corporate development, and the company’s growth organization. Under his leadership, CNF continues to develop innovative and disruptive technologies and solutions to mitigate major threats to US National Security in the Cyber and Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance domains.

Steve joined CNF in 2015 as the firm’s Chief Operating Officer, expanding the company’s offerings from field engineering and advisory services to include applied research and development, engineering, and mission operations for clients including 16th Air Force/AFCYBER, Air Force Research Laboratory, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the National Security Agency, U.S. Cyber Command and Marine Force Cyber Command. On his watch CNF became one of the fastest growing cyber companies in San Antonio and the country, earning a place on the INC. 5000 list and delivering over 35% CAGR.

Prior to joining CNF, Steve has served in several Vice President roles in the national security arena, specializing in Cyber, ISR, and Intelligence Solutions, as well as various technical roles in his more than 20 years in federal contracting. He is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force with 8-years service as an engineer, program manager, and flight test engineer in the Air, Space, and Cyber domains. He is a Defense Acquisition University accredited program manager, system engineer, and is a graduate of the National Test Pilot School’s performance and flying qualities course. He completed Squadron Officer’s School while active duty and was named the Company Grade Officer of the Year for Air Intelligence Agency. In 2018, Steve was also recognized as one of San Antonio’s top C-Suite officers by the San Antonio Business Journal.