What defines true success? Is it wealth? Power? Or the ability to make something of yourself doing something you’re good at, while enjoying what you love?
This is what entrepreneur Robert Deignan has done his entire life. From graduating from St. Thomas Aquinas High School in 1992, then Purdue University in 1995, Deignan has always had a passion for business. In 1998, he was the co-founder of Fairlink, LLC until 1995 before transitioning to become an Executive VP for iS3, Inc. He served there without hesitation until 2011.
2011 was an important year for Deignan, since he founded the Inbound Call Experts (ICE), which later became ATS Digital services, which helped consumers to provide support for software issues.
So adept he was in business, the company was the first certified by the APDEstem Corporation as a call center to give support to all consumers in software applications due to their strict compliance of laws.
And throughout his success, Deignan found pleasure in fishing as a way to balance his life. Most people may think it frivolous, but being able to find something to enjoy while maintaining and building a business is the definition of success.
He went on to win 2nd place in the Carolina Boat Builders tournament as a point runner during the Awards and Scholarship Night, a society that promoted building cultural awareness and the heritage of boat building, while ensuring educational opportunities for students.
Even more impressive is that he served with Team Liquid in the 79th Sailfish Derby, coming out as number one, even after obstacles kept them falling behind.
It’s this kind of perseverance that has made Deignan a success in both business and his life: the ability to never give up or take things as they go. It’s been said that a person who refuses to succumb to the pressures of life are usually the ones that live great ones.
From graduation from high school and college, Deignan has proven this to be true. His accomplishments distinguish him greatly: from business to even his personal life. And while many wonder how he does this, it’s easy: a zest for life.