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

Bernard is led by Chief Executive Officer Matt Zemon. Matt has more than 20 years of customer service, operations and sales 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 and has been a board member of Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) Raleigh Durham for 5 terms. When not working Matt is an avid music fan, traveller and photographer.

Theresa Leslie

Chief Operations Officer

With over 18 years of cable and telecommunications industry experience, Theresa has in-depth knowledge of all aspects of our business.
Theresa’s career began on the front-line as an agent many years ago and continues to soar.  From contact center operations and business analysis support to consulting and financial operations management, Theresa’s experience has brought exceptional results.  Her wealth of knowledge and experience are invaluable resource for our clients as well.  Theresa’s focus on quality, accuracy, and maximizing efficiency is part of everything she does, and it is instilled in our company.

Jeff Bauernschmidt

VP of Sales and Marketing 

Jeff brings over 20 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.

Bracken Mayes

VP of 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

Bill Radford

VP of Technical Operations

Bill Radford has extensive experience in executive infrastructure management, business development, project management in internet-based, phone and call center companies.  Bill Radford is considered a thought leader in telephonic and data communications with 23 plus years of experience designing, building and maintaining international LAN/WAN and telephony networks. His core focus since 2008 has been the design, construction and deployment of industry-leading data and contact centers that reduce expenses, consolidate redundant infrastructure and allow for dynamic growth.