Mr. Bernardy has over 30 years of banking and finance, management and entrepreneurial experience. He has managed M1 Energy since 2010 where he provided advisory and consulting services to upstream, midstream, and downstream energy companies. Previously, he was a co-funding officer of NGP Capital Resources Company, worked at Deutsche Bank, and Bank of America (pka Continental Bank) where his focus for over twenty years had been the origination and management of oil and gas investment programs for the upstream and midstream energy sector. His experience includes project and structured finance, private equity, debt securities, sponsorship of equity investments, financial risk management, accounting, forecasting and capital budgeting. Prior to Deutsche Bank, he was a member of the founding management team, serving as Senior Vice President of USBuild.com Corporation, and was involved in all aspects of the financial management of the company including capital raising from venture capitalists and industry partners. He has an MBA from DePaul University and a BS from Northern Illinois University. He holds a Series 79 license from FINRA.