Bern Whitney joined FLG in 2009. Bern has over 30 years of diversified financial and operational experience in fast-growth, high technology companies in both software development and hardware manufacturing environments, with focuses on consumer, subcontract and OEM market sectors.
Over his career he has participated in numerous M&A transactions, including leading the strategic development efforts that resulted in eight successful transactions valued at over $800 million. Additionally, he has raised over $650 million of capital from initial public, follow-on and debt offerings. Bern has led the positioning and disclosure-focused investor communications programs and acted as principal Wall Street interface for multiple companies. As well as developing company-wide financial processes to support challenging business environments, he has built and managed IT, HR, legal and facilities functions.
He has installed and directed planning, measurement and reporting processes for multiple companies, including leading the selections of and implementation processes for ERP and MRP/inventory systems.
Prior to joining FLG, Bern served as Chief Financial Officer or in other senior financial management roles for four global technology companies ranging in size from $300 million to over $2 billion of annual revenues, including Handspring, Inc. (where he led the IPO), Sanmina Corp. (NASDAQ: SANM), Network General Corp., and Connor Peripherals, Inc. He has served on public company, private entity, and non-profit boards, including Plumtree Software (NASDAQ: PLUM), Fonality Inc., CA State University Business School, and ServiceSpace. He presently serves as the Audit Committee Chairman on the board of directors at Digimarc Corporation (NASDAQ: DMRC), a digital rights developer.
Bern received his BS in Business Administration at CSUC and his MBA at San Jose State University.
Bern's Perspective on FLG
FLG Partners provides a resource engine of extremely broad financial, operational and technical expertise that brings our clients the most comprehensive solution set available for their business challenges.- Bern Whitney
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