Former Executive Vice President of Global Protection Services, Sony Pictures
Steve founded Bernard Global, LLC in July 2018 and currently serves as its Chief Executive Officer. Prior to this, he served as Executive Vice President of Global Protection Services at Sony Pictures Entertainment. During his 16 years with Sony, Steve initiated numerous security programs worldwide and managed a staff that covered 50 countries and 150 offices. He was responsible for global threat management, investigations, information security and data privacy, content protection, major event security, environment, health and safety, production safety and security, sustainability, medical services, BCP/CM and incident management (including cyber), physical security, law-enforcement and government coordination, and fire and life safety.
In addition to the entertainment field, Steve has also held key leadership roles in energy, food, and technology. He has lived overseas for 7 years and traveled to over 50 countries. Steve remains engaged with the law enforcement community, including the U.S. Department of State, academia, the International Security Management Association (ISMA), the Domestic Security Advisory Council (DSAC) for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC), Infragard, and ASIS International. He has been recognized by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), FBI, U.S. Army, and Department of State for his service to the United States. He is a highly sought-after speaker, advisor, and confidant on topics such as corporate security, crisis preparedness, cybersecurity, leadership, duty of care, and and risk mitigation.