Robert Deignan, the Co-Founder, and CEO at ATS Digital Services, was born in Fort Lau Lauderdale, Florida.
He went to St. Thomas Aquinas High School and later attained a BS in Organizational Leadership from Purdue University.
In July 1998, Robert Deignan began his entrepreneurial journey. He co-founded Fanlink, Inc, which operated for two years and dissolved in March 2011.
He served as the Vice President of iS3 from June 2002 to June 2011, a period of nine years. Robert Deignan then became a co-founder and CEO at ATS Digital Services in August 2011, a position he has held to date.
ATS Digital Services provides digital support and helps individuals and small business owners from all over the world resolve their technological issues.
Robert Deignan and his partners developed the idea of the business after working in an Anti-Malware Software Company.
The company experienced technical issues with getting their anti-malware software products installed on their customers’ machines. They found a solution in adding a phone number to the download page. Customers were able to call in and explain the issues they were having. The in-house technical support agents would then remotely connect to the customer’s machines and resolve the issue.
The effectiveness of this method led Robert Deignan and his team to explore the idea of using remote connection technologies to fix their customers’ various technological issues.
According to Robert Deignan, although technology has taken over most business industries and is the reason behind the start of his company, it should be used in moderation.
Technology is addictive, and distractions such as social media sites can be a reason for low productiveness.
Dictate your relationship with technology. Consume information in other ways such as reading to develop your imagination and memory.
What Drives His Success as an Entrepreneur
Besides having confidence in what he is doing, Robert Deignan is a firm believer of numbers. He has the habit of analyzing numbers to see if ideas make sense or not and thus make sound decisions.