2021 Arizona's Most Admired Companies Digital Profiles

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Here are Arizona’s Most Admired Companies for 2021

A lot has changed in the workplace during the last 20 months. Working from home is no longer just a way to get an early start on the weekend. And living through a pandemic has completely changed the way we live — or don’t live — our lives and do business on a daily basis. And through all of that, 46 companies have risen from the adversity and earned the right to call themselves Arizona’s Most Admired Companies of 2021.


Adopt Technologies

Adopt Technologies is an information technology company delivering cloud-based solutions and IT management, design, and support to small and medium-sized businesses.

CEO Brett Helgeson was recently recognized as one of the top 25 IT CEOs in the U.S. by IT Services Report, and the honor was well-deserved. Helgeson strongly believes in and fosters an environment focused on open communication, constructive feedback, and sharing thoughts and ideas. He believes if team members are successful and happy, Adopt Technologies will be successful with its clients.

American Express

American Express is the largest credit card issuer by purchase volume.

In 2020, American Express launched an action plan to advance its diversity, inclusion, and equity priorities. The plan is supported by $1 billion in investments, enhancing diverse representation and equal opportunities for  American Express colleagues, customers, and communities. 


Axon develops Taser devices, cameras, and software products for law enforcement and civilians.

To show Axon is just as committed to its employees’ personal lives as to their professional lives, Axon partners with outside organizations and experts to promote healthy living. Benefits at Axon start on Day 1 and Axon offers a flexible work environment, unlimited PTO, parent support networks with expert-led Weldon webinars throughout the year, unlimited 24/7 access to wellness and mental health services, and free legal assistance to employees.

Banner Health

Banner Health is driven by a singular mission: to make health care easier, so life can be better. That mission is supported by six values that are uniquely Banner and guide every internal and external interaction. Banner is the largest employer in Arizona, providing quality jobs and meaningful opportunities for advancement.

Banner defines leadership through distinct and clearly defined behaviors. The organization’s new leadership model, launched post-pandemic and built on the “Banner Strong” movement, has three pillars: Demonstrate Heart, Elevate Team and Inspire Success. Banner Health demonstrates the heart of Banner through courage, self-awareness, and valuing each team member’s story.

Blue Yonder

Blue Yonder is a software company providing business planning, execution, delivery and labor and supply chain solutions. Born an ambitious start-up company more than 35 years ago, Blue Yonder is now a globally recognized supply chain innovator made up of proven, passionate game changers with 400 patents and 10,000 people years of expertise.

With 45 offices across 25 countries, Blue Yonder’s 5,500 associates represent a diverse global community. The organization is committed to diversity and inclusivity, and launched its DIVE initiative (Diversity, Inclusion, Value and Equality) in early 2020 centered around three key pillars: awareness and education, outreach and recruitment, engagement and empowerment. 

Burch & Cracchiolo

BBurch & Cracchiolo is a full-service law firm of 40 attorneys founded in 1970. The Firm’s lawyers are leaders in the areas of insurance defense litigation, business and corporate law, commercial litigation, criminal law and defense, construction, creditors’ rights, bankruptcy & reorganization, estate and wealth preservation planning, family law, intellectual property, labor and employment, personal injury, real estate and taxation. 

An attorney at a firm in direct competition with Burch & Cracchiolo recently described B&C as “good people who happen to be great lawyers.” Burch & Cracchiolo is known for being generous to its staff and generous to its community. Philanthropy and good works are an integral part of the firm, exemplified by the many sponsorships and donations Burch & Cracchiolo provides through the year to organizations like St. Vincent de Paul, Arizona Humane Society, Anti-Defamation League, Central Arizona Shelter Services, Phoenix Indian Center, TGen Foundation, Salvation Army and many more.

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