Mr. Bernard is a senior executive with substantial financial and managerial experience gained from top-level positions with public and private hyper-growth companies ranging in size from $2 million to $750 million in revenues.  He has worked in several industries, including technology, distribution, healthcare, business services, manufacturing, and automotive.  His accomplishments include successfully closing more than 30 transactions aggregating over $1 billion consisting of acquisitions and divestitures as well as financings through IPO’s, secondaries, bank debt, and venture capital, and completing multiple major projects related to complex information systems including needs analysis, product evaluation, design, implementation, and contract negotiation.   


Mr. Bernard’s previous positions include Regional President, CFO, and VP Finance for operators of larger collision repair service providers with 40 stores in multiple states, where he successfully introduced a supplier arrangement, resulting in annual savings of more than $1 million, and introduced uniform procurement process reducing inventory SKU’s by over 40%.  He was also Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Director of a leading national provider of personnel staffing/home healthcare services business which consisted of 18 companies with 190 operating units and revenues exceeding $350 million, where he presided over a successful spin-off, as well as two public offerings and negotiated a new credit facility that raised more than $300 million.


Mr. Bernard holds a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from the University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.  He is a Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Global Management Accountant, and has served as a Seminar Instructor for the National Education Program.  He has also served on numerous boards, councils, and committees for a variety of charitable and not-for-profit organizations.  


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