Bernardo Hernandez is considered the most successful Spanish manager in the digital age, making him a benchmark and one of the most outstanding personalities in innovation and new technologies worldwide.
He is a graduate of ICADE, Pontifical University of Comillas, Madrid’s most prestigious business university. He received a masters degree in finance from Boston College and holds the chartered financial analyst (CFA) designation.
At the age of 29, after five years as an analyst and portfolio manager in the asset management industry with companies like Fidelity Investments, BBVA, and Putnam Investments, Hernandez started his first internet venture, idealista.com , now the leading real estate site in Spain. Since then, he has participated as an angel investor in other online start-ups, such as Tuenti, index.com , Glovo, Fever, wallapop, Verse, floresfrescas.com , or 11870.com . In May 2011, he was appointed to the jury of the Princess of Asturias awards of science and technology where he served for 7 years.
Bernardo Hernandez joined Google in 2005, where he held various positions in the marketing and product organizations. While at Google, he led the acquisition of Zagat acquisition and ran the Zagat team until departing Google in May 2013. Bernardo Hernandez was also the head of Flickr at Yahoo! until May 2015.
He currently lives in Madrid, where he is a venture partner at the early-stage technology funds at e.ventures. He is also CEO and President of the start up Verse Payments. He is a member of the board of directors at Mapfre USA in Boston and s Senior advisor for PWC in Spain.
He is a member of several advisory boards like the Franklin Institute, Start Up Sapin, Fundación Museo ABC, Alumni Salamanca University, 40th anniversary of the Spanish Constitution and Foundation of the Princess of Girona.
He was a member of the board of trustees for the James Beard Foundation in New York and a member of the Board of Directors of Desigual in Barcelona.
He has received several awards like Entrepreneur of the Year by the Banesto Foundation and the Asocicación ICADE. He has been in the list of top tech influential people by leading Spanish paper El Mundo, o CNET. He received the 2013 GQ man of the year and the Alain Turing award 2018.
His entrepreneurial skills, conceptualizing and launching new projects, make him an ideal speaker for companies seeking a strategic advisor to achieve new horizons of innovation.