|Born||May 23, 1961|
|Died||February 2, 2007 (aged 45)|
Burr Ridge, Illinois, U.S.
|Known for||CEO of marchFIRST|
Robert Francis Bernard (May 23, 1961 – February 2, 2007) was an Information Technology executive, most noted for presiding over dot-com bubble consulting flameout marchFIRST, the largest Internet professional services company of its time. He is also known for co-founding one of marchFIRST's predecessors, Whittman-Hart.
He was the son of an electrician who worked for Chicago's Inland Steel Co. In 1984, he dropped out of Ball State University to found Whittman-Hart, a software and consulting company focused on delivering solutions[clarification needed] for IBM systems.
He was the CEO of the resurrected WhittmanHart in Chicago when he died February 2, 2007, of an apparent heart attack.
At the time, MarchFirst ranked as the world's largest Internet services company, with annual sales of about $500 million.