Bernard takes over as the new chief tax officer from retiring Peggi Rockefeller. In his role as tax counsel at Microsoft, Bernard was the lead tax attorney for 20 years, defending all transfer pricing issues in the US. He also evaluated and managed tax risks and opportunities and has 35 years of experience in corporate tax, administration and finance.
In his new role at technology company Vertex Inc, Bernard will continue the focus on improved collaboration, products and services for Vertex customers faced with the implications of tax reform and other global tax management complexities.
Bernard has substantial knowledge of US and international tax laws.