Kenneth M. Bernard CFA


  | 248-556-2900 ext. 1
  | 248-921-1406

Ken Bernard is the president and founder of Bernard Wealth Management. With nearly 20 years of experience as an investment advisor and portfolio manager, his primary responsibility is investment strategy, portfolio management, and research. He earned the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation in 2003.

Ken received a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Statistics from the University of Michigan in 1984 and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business in 1992.

He is involved in many community organizations, including Yad Ezra, a local food pantry, where he served as President from 2009-2010. He also volunteers with Beaumont Hospital’s animal assisted therapy program with his dog, Dexter.

Andy Niedermeier

Partner and Chief Investment Officer

  | 248-556-2900 ext. 2 
  | 614-746-9996

Andy Niedermeier is a Partner and Chief Investment Officer of Bernard Wealth Management.  Andy joined BWM in August of 2019 as a Wealth Advisor and serves as an advisor to clients and leads the investment research and portfolio management team. With more than 20 years in financial services, his primary role is coordinating activities relating to investment decisions and the investment process. This includes the research, due diligence, analysis, strategic and tactical decision making, and monitoring of those investment decisions.

Andy holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from The Ohio State University and a Masters in Business Administration from Otterbein University.

An Ohio native, Andy has lived in Colorado since 2011 with his wife Stacy and their two children, Wiley and Lia. Andy is an avid sports fan, enjoys coaching youth sports, and the whole family looks forward to skiing every winter.

Deanna Harless CFP®

Director of Financial Planning and Wealth Advisor

Office: 248-556-2900 ext. 3

After a brief absence, Deanna Harless rejoined Bernard Wealth Management as Director of Financial Planning and Wealth Advisor. Deanna has more than 17 years of experience in the financial services industry, including expertise in firm productivity improvement, procedure development, and investment research. She enjoys working with clients to help them reach their financial objectives while getting to know them. Deanna graduated from Oakland University with her Bachelor of Science degree. She obtained her CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ designation in December 2019, meeting the rigorous education and testing requirements into the complexities of financial planning, as well as meeting the experience requirements and ethical standards. She has also passed her FINRA Series 7, Series 63, and Series 65 exams and holds the Michigan Life and Health license. She currently lives in Rochester Hills with her husband John and two young sons, Jeremiah and Nathaniel.

Josh Barrett

Associate Wealth Advisor

  | 248-556-2900 ext. 4 
  | 989-619-4172

Josh comes to Bernard Wealth Management with experience in financial services and investment research. As part of the client service team, he strives to provide excellent client service, helping to build long lasting relationships between clients and the firm. Josh also brings his expertise to our investment management and business development efforts.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Saginaw Valley State University, where he played baseball. Outside of BWM, he enjoys spending time with his family, attending Detroit Tigers games, and golfing. Although he did not meet his dreams of becoming a professional baseball player, Josh considers helping others achieve their financial goals a home run any day.