Executive Team

Scott Bernstein

Scott Bernstein

President and founder, CPA, MBA

Scott Bernstein, CPA, is the president and founder of BSSi2. Mr. Bernstein has an Accounting undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois Champaign (1977) and an MBA in Computer Applications from New York University. He spent 5.5 years in public accounting at several large accounting firms. In 1984 he left to start his first IT consulting firm, Business Systems Solutions inc. (BSSi) Over 15 years he and his partner built it up to 30 people before selling it to a national company. In 2005 Scott decided to start over and formed BSSi2.

The company's focus is on small and mid-sized entrepreneurial businesses operating in either a cloud environment, in a Windows environment, both on the desktop and server or a combination of the two. BSSi2's motto is: Review Twice, Implement Once. Doing IT Right the First Time. Following industry best practices is core to their network installations, always mindful to setup secure and reliable systems.

Over the course of Scott's 31+ years in IT, he has served on the reseller councils for Compaq, Cisco, and Wyse. He is a former co-chairperson of the ICPAS IT Special Interests Group and a past speaker at the ICPAS Business and Technology Show as well at ICPAS chapter meetings. He is a member of the ICPAS and AICPA. When he is not working or playing with computers, Scott spends time with his wife of over 35 years (three grown sons). His passions are tennis and racquetball.

Nick Espinosa

Nick Espinosa

CIO and Chief Security Fanatic

An expert in cybersecurity and network infrastructure, Nick Espinosa has consulted with clients ranging from the small business owners up to Fortune 100 level companies. Since the age of 9 he’s been on a first name basis with technology, building computers and programming in multiple languages. Landing his first IT job at age 15, Nick founded Windy City Networks, Inc at 19 and joined forces in 2013 with BSSi2. In 2015 Nick created Security Fanatics, the Cybersecurity/Cyberwarfare division of BSSi2 dedicated to designing custom Cyberdefense strategies for medium to enterprise corporations.

Columnist for Smerconish.com, award winning co-author of the bestselling cybersecurity book "Easy Prey," and host of The Deep Dive syndicated radio show, Nick is known as an industry thought leader and sought after for his advice on the future of technology and how it will impact every day businesses and consumers. Nick is an accomplished speaker and regularly speaks to audiences about Cybersecurity, technology and business management.

As a member of the Board of Advisors for Roosevelt University's Center for Cyber and Information Security, Nick is helping them create a NSA certified curriculum that will help the Cybersecurity/Cyberwarfare community to keep defending our government, people and corporations from Cyber threats globally. In 2017 Nick was accepted into the Forbes Technology Council, an invitation-only community for world-class CIOs, CTOs and technology executives, and is a regular contributor of articles which are published on forbes.com.

Nick has designed, built, and implemented multinational networks, encryption systems, and multi-tiered infrastructures as well as small business environments. He is passionate about emerging technology and enjoys creating, breaking, and fixing test environments.

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If you’d like to purchase a signed hardcover copy of Easy Prey please contact us at support@bssi2.com.

Scott Newberger

Scott Newberger

VP of Managed Services

Scott Newberger’s interest in technology started one day in 7th grade when he wandered into the computer lab at his middle school—from that moment in time he was fascinated with the world of computer technology. Scott’s interest level has never waned and he is still amazed at how computer technology can assist individuals and businesses reach their potential.

After graduating from University of Denver with a Major in Business Administration and Minor in Computer Science, Scott worked for Hewlett Packard as well as a number of small businesses in Chicago prior to Co-Founding PC Discovery in 1997. Focusing on Small Business IT and “Super Customer Service,” PC Discovery decided to expand its abilities and share its knowledge by combining with BSSi2 and Windy City Networks in 2013.

Scott has written articles on Computer Technology for the Chicago Tribune and been interviewed by WTTW on Computer Viruses. When he’s not working, Scott keeps busy with his wife and four children. He is active in his Jewish community through his work with the Jewish United Fund (JUF) where he has served on the Young Leadership Board as a Member and President, and on the Board of Directors of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago. He received the Young Leadership Award in 1999. He currently is an active board member of his synagogue in the Lakeview Neighborhood of Chicago.