20 Questions with Bernie Fisher

Bernie might be Lorne’s dad, but he’s Papa Bernie to all of us at Fish. He also happens to be our CFO, and thank god for that because when it comes to numbers, us PR people are clueless. Keeping our finances in order is no small feat, especially when it comes to managing the bar tab at our annual holiday parties, but Bernie always finds a way to keep us all in check, despite the clever antics we throw his way. With the added responsibility of making sure we all get paid, it’s no wonder Bernie was given the GOAT Award at our first annual Fishie Awards last year. Here are some other tidbits about Bernie what will help explain why he truly is the greatest of all time.

Describe the Fish office in three words.
Creative, teamwork and fun

Describe yourself in three words?
Caring, thorough and impatient

Bookworm or TV addict?
TV addict – Law & Order, the classics and of course, sports.

What’s your funniest Fish memory?
Our Holiday parties are always fun. But having Amanda, Jenna & Elayne, who were pregnant and could not travel, join us with life-size cutouts of themselves was really clever and funny, especially in our group Holiday photos.

If you were Lorne for a day, what would you do?
Take the day off and play golf.

Early bird or night owl?
Early bird. I’m much more productive at the start of the day.

What are you currently binge watching on Netflix?
Ozarks. Hope they have a season two!!!

Tacos – hard shell or soft shell?
Soft shell and spicy.

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
I’d want to be 20 years younger and thinner.

If it were up to you, what would your song selection be for conference line hold music?
Anything Billy Joel.

Bloody Mary or Mimosa? And you can’t say both, although I’d absolutely respect it.
Bloody Mary with lots of spice to it.

You can bring anyone as a date to a dinner party, dead or alive, who’s your plus one?
My high school sweetheart!!!

We know you can’t sing, but what’s your go-to karaoke song?
Billy Joel’s – Scenes From an Italian Restaurant – It’s popular at Fish because it starts with “a bottle of white, a bottle of red…”

Where are we most likely to find you on a Saturday?
Early Saturday morning, you’ll find me on the golf course with fellow golfers that I have played with for years. All having a lot of laughs trying to play the game as we used to.

Pick your poison – straight shot or mixed cocktail?
Straight slow shots of Chivas Regal Salute.

What’s your go-to dinner on a typical weeknight?
You can tell by looking at me that I love all kinds of food, but Chinese is my favorite.

If you could spend a year living anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Italy. People are friendly, the country is beautiful and the food is fantastic.

When was the last time you told a lie? And if you say you don’t lie, then your answer should be “right this second.”
Probably in a few of my previous answers.

Besides an ice cold cocktail, what motivates you?
My Grandkids!! Just trying to keep up with them with all their energy and technical expertise on computers, iPhones, etc. I am looking forward to all their future accomplishments.

If your name were an acronym, what would it stand for?
Nice Guy