Robert Bernstock began his corporate career in 1974, when he began working as an Assistant Product Manager at General Foods Corporation. For eight years, Bernstock worked at General Foods Corporation, in positions of increased responsibility in product management and business planning and analysis.
Robert Bernstock then accepted a position as the Vice President of Marketing with United Satellite Communications, Inc. (USCI)—a joint venture whose major investors included the General Instrument Corporation and the Prudential Insurance Company. At USCI, Robert Bernstock was a key leader who helped in the overall planning and launch of the the first Direct Broadcast Satellite Service in the United States. USCI inaugurated the nation’s first satellite-to-home TV service during November, 1983 in Indianapolis, and by January, 1984 the coverage was expanded to six new markets in the Midwest and on the East Coast.
Over the next 30 years, Robert Bernstock held positions as Chairman, President, CEO, or General Manager with a number of national and multinational companies. These enterprises included: Campbell Soup Company, Vlasic Foods International, Atlas Commerce, the Dial Corporation, Scotts Miracle-Gro, and the United States Postal Service. He also served on the Board of Directors of nine companies, both public and private. These companies include: Nutrisystem Inc., The Pantry, Inc., First Brands, VFI Inc., and City Barbeque.