With over 25 years of experience, Bernardo helps consumer-oriented companies grow with confidence, both organically as well as through mergers, acquisitions, and partnerships.

Known for his ability to balance intellectual rigor with creativity and pragmatism, Bernardo focuses on four main areas of expertise: 1) strategy development and execution, 2) global expansion and new market entry, 3) M&A, partnerships, and divestitures, and 4) commercial effectiveness.

Bernardo has served clients across a wide range of consumer products subsectors, including alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, chocolate confectionary, animal protein, baked goods, household products, personal care, agricultural products, packaging, wholesale distribution, and more.

A citizen of the world, Bernardo has visited and served clients across more than 50 countries, and has extensive experience working across international borders, having served clients in North America, Europe, Latin America, and Asia Pacific. He is a native Portuguese speaker, and fluent in English, French, and Spanish.

Prior to starting his career in management consulting, Bernardo has held a variety of brand marketing and sales operations roles at The Coca-Cola Company.

He holds an M.B.A. with honors in strategy, marketing, and economics from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and a B.S. cum laude from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro.

Bernardo is 17-time marathoner (PR 3:45:04), a passionate global traveler, and beverage and food enthusiast. He has been calling Chicago home for more than two decades, where he lives with his wife and their two teenage sons.