Vernon is the Chief Executive Officer of BridgeFort Capital as well as the man behind the idea and founding of the company itself. He is a qualified chartered accountant having won the W.A. Duff Award for the top qualifying marks when writing his final exams and then went on to become a Partner at Ernst & Young. Vernon has partnered with many companies over his long career and offers unique insights into investment opportunities. His expertise stems from an avid interest in the inner workings of companies as well as a determination to help Zimbabwean companies thrive. Since 2008, Vernon has been engaged in corporate advisory and business consultancy as the managing partner of Progility Consult. Vernon is a non-executive director of African Sun, several private companies and previously sat on the Boards of The Cotton Company of Zimbabwe and Dawn Properties.