Bernie also leads an angel investment and advisory group, Advising Angels LLC, aimed at early stage technology-oriented companies owned and operated by women. Bernie has been passionate about impacting policy and is an advocate for women in technology. Most recently, Bernie served as Vice President of HP Services Americas, leading a $1.2B business supporting manufacturing, technology, industrial, consumer products, retail, transportation, and distribution industries in the Americas. In that position, Bernie was recognized for her P&L improvement and for her active role in embedding customer service mentality with outstanding results.
Prior to HP, Bernie spent 12+ years as the Chief Information Officer at Fortune100 companies: Carrier Corporation, a Division of United Technologies Corporation; Hamilton Standard, also a division of United Technologies; and Raytheon Corporation, the world’s largest defense electronics producer. She has been responsible for leading and directing IT strategy and operations to run large, global enterprises in the consumer products, technology and National security markets. She also served at the national and international levels to establish National Security and Telecommunication policy and practices. She has led the Information Technology practice at one of the largest business consulting companies, Booz, Allen and Hamilton, where she supported US leadership in the White House, State Department and Department of Defense.