Bernold is shareholder and head of strategy at CrossOver B.V. and its predecessors since 2013. CrossOver B.V. has been recognised for being one of the fasted growing companies in the Netherlands in 2017, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 by the Dutch Financial Times. His mission is to work on crossovers between university, government and industry to develop practical solutions for wicked problems. Especially in the field of cybersecurity and the labour market.

In 2011, he was participant at the Dutch National Think Tank. In 2013, he obtained degrees in law at Utrecht University (Cum Laude) and systems engineering, policy analysis and management at Delft University of Technology. In 2018, he obtained his doctorate in the law and economics of cyber security at the European Doctorate of Law & Economics (Erasmus University Rotterdam, University of Hamburg and University of Bologna).

Bernold was founder & director of the Centre of the Law and Economics of Cyber Security (CLECS) at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Currently he is member of the advisory board. He published two books about cybersecurity at Delex Publishers. In 2020, he founded www.cybersecuritybooster.nl, a free inspiring webinarseries regarding cybersecurity with thought leaders from academia, politics and business.