Bernie is a creative and energetic leader who has been involved in business in various sectors for a number of years in both executive and non-executive director roles. Bernie is CEO of Pragma Advisory, a practice providing strategic planning, growth execution and people management solutions to companies nationally and internationally.

Bernie was previously CEO of Clarigen, providing software and service based solutions for companies in the small and medium enterprise sector across Europe and Africa. Prior to Clarigen, Bernie was CEO of SteelTrace, an Irish software ware company selling around the globe – sold to Compuware Corporation in 2006 and COO of Performix Technologies which was sold to NICE Corporation. In the late 90’s, Bernie was CEO of Novum as an appointee of investors to resuscitate the company and previously held a number of senior roles within the Virgin Group in London and Sydney.

Bernie is a non-executive director of Crest Solutions Ltd., an Irish company providing compliance control solutions to the pharmaceutical and medical device sectors as well as its UK operations, is a non-executive director of digital transformation specialists, Each & Other and Benefacts, a not for profit organisation.
Bernie is Deputy Chairman of Science Foundation Ireland and is a Trustee of DCU. Bernie has a BComm and MBA from UCD and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.