|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.
- "MarchFirst To Undergo A Revamping". The New York Times. 2000-11-29. Retrieved 2008-05-04.
- "Whittman-Hart Inc.". The Encyclopedia of Chicago. The Chicago Historical Society. Retrieved 2008-05-04.
At the time, MarchFirst ranked as the world's largest Internet services company, with annual sales of about $500 million.
- "Local tech entrepreneur Robert Bernard dies". Crain Communications, Inc. February 5, 2007.