Where born: Englewood, New Jersey.Family: Sons Richard Bernot, 16, and Jordan Bernot, 15.
Education: Bachelor of science degree in communications from Westminster College.
Primary products: Corporate communications, investor relations, EDGAR filings with the SEC (electronic data gathering and retrieval) and proxy solicitation.
Primary markets: Public companies in North America.
Number of employees: 8.
Annual sales: Approximately $1 million.
First "real" job: NBC spot sales in New York.
Management style: Encourage people to manage themselves; facilitate achievement of goals.
Strategy for success: Know your customer, anticipate market needs and offer integrated services within a niche.
A memorable failure: There are no failures, only learning experiences.
Leisure time and hobbies: Landscape gardening, photography and catalog browsing.
Favorite book and movie: "To Kill a Mockingbird."