Bernie is an owner-operator for 7 Layer Solutions Inc. (7 Layer) and currently serves as the Senior VP of IT Services. 7 Layer has expertise working with and supporting SEC registered investment advisers to assist with cybersecurity planning and overall IT managed services. Bernie has spent the last 18 years focused on IT within the private equity community. He continues to be active in the Illinois Venture Capital Association and both the Midwest PEIT and National VCPEIT groups. Bernie graduated from Indiana University, Bloomington with a degree in Information Systems and started his IT career working for Arthur Andersen in their global IT organization.