Bernard is an advanced amateur pool billiard player. After graduating the Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich he started his professional career as a software engineer in Switzerland. He later held several positions in research & development and general management, in Switzerland and Asia Pacific. He develops and maintains the Bethico League Software Suite for many pool billiard and dart leagues around the world since 2010.
His wife Thinna, besides being a worthy adversary on the pool table, and an excellent cook, is also an advanced amateur dart player. Her ideas, translation skills, and in depth understanding of the game serve as invaluable insights into developing the software which is a major reason for players to conclude "they play in the best league in the world".