For those aspiring to be successful entrepreneurs, a possible role model would be none other than Robert Deignan. Robert joined Purdue University, Indiana on a full football scholarship from the year 1992 to 1995. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership. After a brief period testing his luck in the NFL, Robert co-founded Fanlink, Inc, his first business venture. The company is no longer in operation. He functioned as the president of Fanlink for over two years and then resigned.
In 2002, Robert Deignan joined is3 Inc. This company creates items for shoppers and organizations that promises web security. Robert served as an Executive Vice President of the company for nine years. After resigning from rs3 Inc., he was one of the founders of Advanced Tech Support (ATS) Digital Services. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer and has been working there for over six years.
He and his partners had received the inspiration for ATS Digital Services from the previous company they worked for. They were having issues with getting their software installed on user’s machines. Through trial and error, they realized Malware products were blocking the installation of their Anti-Malware product. The brilliant solution that Robert and his partners came up with was where the company’s support agents could remotely connect to the user’s machine to remove the Malware blocking the installation. This solution brought customer satisfaction and Robert and his partners realized that they could begin charging a fee for the usefulness of the remote service. It was utilizing this remote connection technology that made Robert realize this was a fantastic opportunity to help consumers fix their computer problems and it was also a great business opportunity.
Robert Deignan says he makes all his decisions on a gut feeling. He even uses his gut feeling in things he believes is wrong, so he can avoid that choice. He says it takes discipline to not ignore these feelings. Over the years he has claimed to become more measured with relying on his gut to direct him in the right path and because of that, he tends to make wise business decisions.