Memphis business owner Greg Bernard making his presence felt in IT industry

Greg3Just recently, Greg Bernard was asked how did his competitive drive in sports helped propel him to start a business venture.

As always, he was forthright and inspiring, flashing his signature smile in the process.

“Sports, like business, can put individuals with dissimilar backgrounds together,” Bernard, a former amateur baseball and football standout, told longtime journalist Andre Johnson during a recent interview. “In spite of these differences, keying on common and shared goals can ensure success for all.”

TRUE PRO --- A longtime corporate America personality, Greg Bernard, 44, is owner and chief executive officer of DataMaxim, a well-established, credible information technology consulting firm that renders services to small and medium sized businesses as a way to help clients and consumers accomplish their core strategies. According to Bernard, a Memphis Fairley High graduate and a rising Mid-South-area business strategist, his business entities includes --- but is not limited to --- website design, software development, hardware support, cloud solutions, managed services, outsourcing, and network device monitoring for starters.

A TRUE PROA longtime corporate America personality, Greg Bernard, 44, is owner and chief executive officer of DataMaxim, a well-established, credible information technology consulting firm that renders services to small and medium sized businesses as a way to help clients and consumers accomplish their core strategies.
According to Bernard, a Memphis Fairley High graduate and a rising Mid-South-area business strategist, his business entities includes — but is not limited to — website design, software development, hardware support, cloud solutions, managed services, outsourcing, and network device monitoring for starters.

Much to the delight of Bernard, he has gone to great, immeasurable lengths to achieve entrepreneurial excellence in recent years.

A longtime corporate America personality, Bernard, 44, is owner and chief executive officer of DataMaxim, a well-established, credible information technology consulting firm that renders services to small and medium sized businesses as a way to help clients and consumers accomplish their core strategies.

According to Bernard, a Memphis Fairley High graduate and a rising Mid-South-area business strategist, his business entities includes — but is not limited to — website design, software development, hardware support, cloud solutions, managed services, outsourcing, and network device monitoring for starters.

Greg4“Many organizations make investments in technology,” Bernard said. “It is the job of my company to ensure that they get the most from these resources.”

Having been involved in the information technology industry for a little more than two decades, Bernard is armed with an array of educational excellence, a commendable, admirable trend that has contributed mightily to his craft. So much, in fact, that according to those who have witnessed him evolved and flourish as an efficient IT professional, Bernard essentially is this industry’s best kept secret — with his best and brightest days well ahead of him.

“The first thing I love about my profession is the problem solving aspect,” Bernard explained. “No matter how much preparation I acquire from manuals, certifications, conferences, cohorts and classes, technology will always provide some degree of unpredictability.”

KNOWLEDGE IS POWER --- Upon graduating from Fairley, he earned an Associate’s Degree in Electronics Engineering from Southeast College of Technology. Consequently, he enrolled at Capella University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Technology with a specialization in Network Architecture. In addition, he holds a Master’s in Business Administration MBA with a specialization in Technology Management from the University of Phoenix, and is currently pursuing a DBA with a Specialization in Technology Management at Walden University.

KNOWLEDGE IS POWERUpon graduating from Fairley, he earned an Associate’s Degree in Electronics Engineering from Southeast College of Technology. Consequently, he enrolled at Capella University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Technology with a specialization in Network Architecture.
In addition, he holds a Master’s in Business Administration MBA with a specialization in Technology Management from the University of Phoenix, and is currently pursuing a DBA with a Specialization in Technology Management at Walden University.

So much so that Bernard would be the first to tell you the more he comes across challenges in this ever-so-popular industry, the more it becomes a golden opportunity to solve a vital problem or solution and, most importantly, helping clients achieve their customer services goals and objectives.

In a nutshell, the assortment of challenges is what this thriving IT professional welcomes virtually daily, considering it provides with his the opportunity to make his presence felt.

“These challenges often make for some lengthy and interesting days and nights,” Bernard said. “The second thing I love about my profession is working with individuals pursuing their dreams of starting and running their own business. Advising and partnering with these clients on the appropriate use of technology makes me feel that I’m in some small way responsible for helping them achieve success.”

Bernard’s rise a well-established IT professional did not happen overnight. Clearly, it took much hard work and dedication to maximizing his potential and, most importantly, seeing from beyond his upbringing in the hostile South Memphis inner city community.

Upon graduating from Fairley, he earned an Associate’s Degree in Electronics Engineering from Southeast College of Technology. Consequently, he enrolled at Capella University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Technology with a specialization in Network Architecture.

In addition, he holds a Master’s in Business Administration MBA with a specialization in Technology Management from the University of Phoenix, and is currently pursuing a DBA with a Specialization in Technology Management at Walden University.

Having become inspired by his parents to ultimately start his business — “My parents worked hard all of their lives and instilled that quality into my siblings and I,” Bernard acknowledged — this Memphis-born corporate America professional is working earnestly to enhancing his venture in 2016 and beyond, thus esteem others daily in the process.

“I started from very humble beginnings,” Bernard said. “In addition, many of the pitfalls and decisions that the youth face today are ones I dealt with as a young adult. Substance abuse, peer pressure, gun violence, bullying, lack of adequate role models, etc. is only a handful of issues that beset me to keep me from reaching my full potential.

“In spite of today’s youth being afforded more opportunities, a major difference from my situation and what they face is that making mistakes now have bigger and longer lasting negative ramifications,” Bernard added. “By sharing my insight with others I hope to show them that most any situation can be overcome by staying focused and planning one’s actions. It’s unimportant where we start off in life, just that we have self-awareness to use our abilities and surroundings to meet our goals.”

As always, he was forthright and inspiring, flashing his signature smile in the process.

 

 

 

AndreEDITOR’S NOTE: If you are an entrepreneur, business owner, producer, author, musician, barber, life coach, motivational speaker, cosmetologist, tax preparer, model, athlete, or pastor/minister who is seeking exposure and would like to share your story with an in-depth news feature, call Reporter Andre Johnson at 901-690-6587 or Facebook message him under “Andre T. Johnson” for details.

Andre Johnson is a senior writer for MemphiSport. A 2000 graduate of the University of Memphis School of Journalism, Johnson covers the NBA Southwest Division from Dallas, Texas. To reach Johnson, send an email to memphisgraduate@yahoo.com. Also, follow him on Twitter @AJ_Journalist.

 

 

Comments

  1. Hello Bernard,

    I enjoyed reading your article. I’d like to speak with you on ways we can network. I am an IT Consultant here in Austin.
    I help SMS incorporate technology a n d automation into their operations. I’d like to access your networking skills as I am offering more systems and applications based services and training.

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