Chief Operating Officer
Bernhardt has over twenty-years management and hands-on professional
experience in the technology industry. Most recently serving as
director of business development and associate managing director
for Martin Wolf Associates, the industries largest M&A brokerage
firm in its IT space.
Mr. Bernhardt is CEO and president of Bernhardt Communications
Co., which he founded in 1993 to assist businesses in transition.
In addition he was a senior manager for Merisel, Inc., Merisel FAB,
Inc. and ComputerLand directing corporate, internal and external
communications and marketing.
He has also served as an officer and advisor to an array of startup
and second stage businesses.
Prior to Merisel, Mr. Bernhardt was responsible for the governmental
and legal affairs for Atari Corporation and The Federated Group,
Inc. He represented Atari's interests on Capitol Hill and internationally.
He was president and chairman of the Sunnyvale Chamber of Commerce,
chairman of the Sunnyvale Planning Commission, and president of
the Sunnyvale School District Education Foundation. For three years,
he directed the University of California, Davis Student Lobby where
he was an active lobbyist on Sacramento's Capitol Hill. Mr. Bernhardt
is an active instructor and lecturer for a variety of nonprofit
and educational organizations.
He has a JD in law from California Western School of Law and a
BA from the University of California, Davis and has been certified
by the Bureau of Export Administration, US Department of Commerce.