Phone. 310.455.6139

Email. mbernardino@michaels214.sg-host.com

MARIE BERNARDINO

Managing Partner

Marie is as close to being a California Native as possible. Growing up in Los Angeles, Marie has developed a strong professional and personal network which continues to grow. She started working at the young age of 15 and progressed in her career in Accounting and Finance as an Accounting professional for over 10 years; until she discovered her passion in recruiting over 9 years ago. Her enjoyment of building relationships, passion for business, and ability to gain trust with individuals was the trifecta for Executive Search. Marie has now been in Executive Search for over 9 years. Prior to starting Lockstep in 2013, Marie worked at Lucas Group for over 6 years as a Senior Partner in their Accounting and Finance Practice Group, and with 2 other search firms firm prior. Prior to recruiting, Marie’s exposure as an accountant in manufacturing, entertainment, retail, and the professional services industry helps in assessing the needs of her clients as well as identify the strengths of her candidates. Lockstep is the product of her foundation of accounting expertise and enthusiasm for business.

Marie holds a BS in Accounting from the University of Phoenix, where she attended in CA. Outside the office, Marie enjoys running the trails of the Santa Monica Mountains, learning to surf, biking, and family.