I’m Bernie Stone, and I solve problems. I’m an Iowa-based professional who wants to leverage my management and leadership experience to best serve you in meeting your life goals.
During my 20-year career in the U.S. Army, I became an international political strategist, working on national security policy and foreign affairs in five U.S. Embassies in Europe, Central Asia, and East Asia. I developed and managed programs to achieve U.S. foreign policy objectives on a global scale, provided time-sensitive data to executive decision makers at the highest levels of our government, and swiftly handled emerging crises. At the same time, as a personal investor, I built a seven-figure investment portfolio.
After leaving the military, I decided to decline lucrative offers through the revolving doors of the Beltway in D.C. and focus on my family.
My thirst for knowledge is now put into action daily as a business confidant, mentor, and accredited investor. The attention to detail and problem-solving strategies that I developed during my years in the military are now best used to develop strategies for my clients and partners.
I hold a Master’s degree in Russian & East European Studies from the University of Kansas, and both a Master’s of Business Administration and Certificate in Leadership from the University of Iowa.
I became an Iowan for life when I moved here for college so I returned after retiring from the military. I currently live in Urbandale with my wife, two teenaged daughters, and a scrappy mutt named Pickles.