About

CEO
ad1v8908-2Cynthia J. Comparin is an Independent Director of Black Box Corporation. Black Box, a NASDAQ (BBOX) listed company, is a technology solutions provider dedicated to helping customers build, manage, optimize and secure their IT infrastructure. Cynthia is a Qualified Financial Expert (QFE) and a member of the Audit Committee. Additionally, Cynthia is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD).

Cynthia was Founder, President and CEO of Animato, a consulting solutions provider that partnered with clients to align business processes with technology to create value. Animato was a certified minority/Hispanic company, acquired in 2016.

Prior to establishing Animato, Cynthia was President of ALLTEL’s Enterprise Network Services Division, a group she created to provide consulting, integration and operations services to customers worldwide. She also served as Vice President and General Manager for Nortel’s Network Transformation Services Division providing consulting, project implementation and ongoing services to Fortune 1000 companies on a global basis.

Previously, Cynthia was General Manager of Latin America for Recognition International, a global technology company. Here, she developed and implemented the company’s Latin American business plan including developing and managing distribution channels.

Before joining Recognition International, Cynthia spent 10 years in both global (European) and U.S. based executive management positions at EDS. She began her career as a financial analyst for LTV Aerospace and Defense Company.

Recognized as one of DFW’s top emerging CEOs, Cynthia was awarded the 2002 Emerging CEO Tech Titans Award. Cynthia was also named a 2002 Woman of Excellence, by WE-Women’s Enterprise Magazine. Additionally in 2001, she was a finalist as an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year. The program honors business leaders who have created and maintained successful enterprises through their resourcefulness, hard work and resolve. Animato has also been named one of the fastest-growing “high-tech” firms in the 11-county Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex for three consecutive years.

Cynthia earned a BBA in finance from The University of Texas at Austin and has completed management programs at The Wharton School of Business and Harvard University.  She is also active in community associations.