Robert Deignan was born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. After high school, he attended and Purdue University on a full football scholarship. He graduated with a degree in Organizational Leadership. He played for both the Miami Dolphins and then the New York Jets for two years before co-founding Fanlink, Inc. This was just the first of a long string of companies he helped start. He helped co-found and is the current CEO of the digital support company, ATS Digital Services. He and his partner first got the idea for the company while working for Anti-Malware Software Company.
Their customers started having some problems with the software and therefore started requiring more help. They discovered that malware operators had started blocking their software from successfully installing on their client’s computers. AMS, in turn, started an extra service to assist these customers to remove the malware program that was causing the blockage on their computers. It was during this process that Deignan and his partner perfected remote services. So that they left AMS and started ATS which offers a vast variety of remote services.
Deignan says that he has always made it a practice to start each working at 5:15 AM. Then at 5:45 AM he and a friend work out at the gym for about an hour. Today he still lives in Fort Lauderdale with his wife and son. He makes it a practice to eat breakfast with them every morning before his song goes off to school. He always gets to work at about 8:20. He spends the rest of the morning analyzing data, answering emails, and finishing any unfinished project from the day before. He says that his afternoons are always unpredictable.
He usually leaves work at about 8 p.m., eats supper with his family, then puts his son to bed before going to bed himself.