Internet consulting firm



said Monday its leadership would undergo a facelift as three of its highest-ranking officials stepped down.

The company announced the resignations of Robert F. Bernard, chairman and chief executive, Thomas R. Metz, president and operating chief, and Joseph Bong, executive vice president, client services group.

Steve Pollema, who has been serving as executive vice president of global operations, has been named the new president. The company also appointed a three-member committee of the board to assist through its "management transition." The committee will consist of David Stanton and Neil Garfinkel, partners of

Francisco Partners

, which recently made a major investment in the company, and Barry Moore, vice chairman of

Kurt Salmon Assiciates

. The company said it will immediately look for a new CEO.

Shares of marchFIRST, which is based Chicago, fell 9 cents, or 8.3%, to $1.03 in recent