Who we are

We take ‘give us a call’ pretty seriously

Since 1989, Bernard has been helping some of the country’s largest companies deliver the best customer experiences.

We’ll work with you to find solutions and keep your customers happy throughout their lifecycle.

Agile by Design. Human by nature.

From the ground up, we’ve engineered Bernard organization to be agile.

We empower our teams with significant autonomy – they will spin on a dime to respond to your requirement changes.

Our organizational structure is flat – you’re never more than one or two people away from your account manager.

And, our technology is cloud based — a composite of best-of-breed systems from leading vendors. We’re the first to embrace new tech and implement new ideas so you’re the first to enjoy the efficiency benefits.

There's no such thing as lost in translation at Bernard. This makes us faster, more resourceful and way easier to work with.

About Consulting

With over 120 years of combined cable/telecommunications industry experience, our consulting team is ready to help you! We pride ourselves with being flexible, responsive, confident and driven.

Reporting made easy

Every customer interaction is important.

So is every piece of data. Our real time metrics and customized reporting will have your data guys in analytics heaven. Our easy-to-read statements will have your accounts team smiling too.

We understand the importance telesales compliance, messaging and reporting. Proven systems provide fast feedback to agents and supervisors so that rapidly agents improve and represent you consistently.



Jacksonville, FL
Salt Lake City, UT

Near Shore:

San Salvador, El Salvador
Antiguo Cuscatlan, El Salvador
Managua, Nicaragua
Santiago, Dominican Republic


Bacolod, Philippines

The Bernard executive team

A great culture starts from the top down.

The Bernard executive team is full of great people with a passion for what they do and an enthusiasm that’s contagious.

Collectively they have more than 100 years’ experience working in contact center operations and sales.

There isn’t much this team doesn’t know about contact centers and they are only too happy to prove it if you give them a call.

Matt Zemon

President and Chief Executive Officer.
Leads Bernard’s strategy as we continue to grow.

Bernard is led by Chief Executive Officer Matt Zemon. Matt has more than 20 years of customer service, operations and telesales experience. Under his leadership, Bernard has been named one of the "Top 10 places in the cable industry to work" by CableFax magazine, one of the world's "Most Democratic Organizations" by WorldBlu and has won numerous industry awards for sales and service excellence. He is the Chairman of the Jobs4America coalition, Entrepreneur in Residence for the National Military Spouse Network and a board member of Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) Raleigh Durham. When not working Matt is an avid music fan, traveller and photographer.

Fran Haas

Chief Operating Officer. 
Responsible for all contact center operations.

All Contact Center Operations are led by Chief Operating Officer Fran Haas. Fran is a results-oriented call center and operations leader with 20 plus years of delivering exceptional outcomes for world-leading companies such as Time Warner Cable, Sallie Mae and West Corporation. Fran is an expert in all aspects of contact center and operations management including training, quality, workforce management and technology. He brings with him an organized and disciplined approach to managing people and processes as well as strong employee development and motivation skills. When not working, Fran enjoys traveling, coaching, running and volunteering within his local community.

Theresa Leslie

Senior Vice President.
Leads Consulting Services & Financial Operations Teams.

All consulting services initiatives are led by Senior Vice President Theresa Leslie. With over 18 years of cable and telecommunications industry experience, Theresa’s familiarity with all aspects of business including voice, high-speed data and digital video delivery, field operations and supporting technologies, report writing, performance dashboard creation, contract management, management of budgets, forecasts, cashflow and P&L management, Theresa career continues to soar. Theresa has led successful data migrations for Charter, Comcast, Time Warner, TDS including Bernard’s internal migrations. She is responsible for quality,accuracy, and maximization of efficiency in all facets of her responsibilities. Her time away from work is mostly spent, hiking and biking with her family. She also enjoys movies, reading and listening to music.

Bracken Mayes

Vice President. 
Leads Contact Center Operations.

People are the cornerstone of exceptional customer experience across all channels at Bernard. The Operations team delivers superior results in sales, retention, data integrity, and customer care focusing always on the best customer experience in the industry. Contact Center Operations is led by Vice President Bracken Mayes. Bracken is a graduate of Turner Law School at North Carolina Central University, earning her Juris Doctor. Years of legal research and client advocacy, a background in Educational Leadership, and more than 10 years in leadership prepared Bracken to drive positive results for Bernard's clients. Bracken joined the Bernard team in 2008.

Terra D'Ambrosia

Vice President. 
Responsible for leading Client Services and Workforce Management.

Our Client Services and Workforce Management Teams are led by Vice President Terra D’Ambrosia. Terra’s attention to detail aides in the oversight of planning, development, and execution of projects to exceed client expectations and meet budgets. In her multi-faceted position, Terra actively bridges Bernard clients and all internal divisions together to provide our clients feedback and best practices utilized. Her team also implements and manages the strategic Workforce Plans that ultimately support our client’s initiatives. Her expertise include, client relationship management, partner management, managing cross-functional teams, and project management. Terra enjoys hiking, traveling, comedy shows, and cheering on her beloved NBA basketball team.

Jeff Bauernschmidt

Vice President. 
Leads New Business Development.

Jeff brings over 25 years of experience in the BPO/contact center industry. His approach is client-focused and he holds a track record of success for growing revenue and initiating new client engagements by surpassing client expectations. Jeff’s success has been based on developing client solutions that are innovative and strategic to building his clients’ brand awareness and reputation.  Jeff is a seasoned and innovative leader.  Prior to joining the Bernard team, Jeff has held executive level positions in sales, marketing and operations with companies such as Dialog Direct, TLC & Associates, Transamerica and Citigroup. Jeff holds a B.S. from West Chester University and an MBA from Maryville University.  When not working, Jeff enjoys hiking, working out, boating and spending time with his two daughters.