Bob Bernard

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Bob Bernard
BornMay 23, 1961 (1961-05-23)
DiedFebruary 2, 2007(2007-02-02) (aged 45)
Occupationbusiness executive
Known forCEO 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,[1] the largest Internet professional services company of its time.[2] 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.[3]


  1. ^ "MarchFirst To Undergo A Revamping". The New York Times. 2000-11-29. Retrieved 2008-05-04.
  2. ^ "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.
  3. ^ "Local tech entrepreneur Robert Bernard dies". Crain Communications, Inc. February 5, 2007.