Bernhard began his career in 1999 at Telekom Austria AG, working on broadband services R&D. He then worked as Sales Manager and Technology Strategist at Microsoft, and most recently as Director of Business Development at Zühlke Engineering in Austria.
Born in Lower Austria, he studied IT management, business informatics and technical project and process management and has many years of professional experience in sales and company development in the technology sector. Bernhard started his professional career in 1999 as a technical consultant at Telekom Austria AG in Vienna, where he worked on the research and development of broadband services. From 2016 to 2022, the proven expert worked for Zühlke Engineering, where he was most recently responsible for sales management in Austria as Director Business Development and authorized signatory. Before that, he was responsible for cloud, security and data center solutions at Microsoft from 2007 to 2016, as Sales Manager and Technology Strategist.