Leadership

Assist One was founded by a group of experienced executives, engineers and consultants to leverage their diverse experiences at the Big Four, Department of Defense, Fortune 50 and Private Equity backed Information Technology businesses and organizations to help solve some of the most difficult problems facing businesses and organizations and the rapidly changing global economy.

Our leadership team is made up of a group of dedicated and energized individuals who founded Assist One on these principles:

  • To ensure our solutions are not only cutting edge, but also consistently predictable, reliable, efficient and cost effective
  • To uphold our commitment of honesty, integrity and dedication in our dealings with our clients, partners and each member of the Assist One team
  • To attract and retain a diverse and outstandingly talented team who share our values and ambitions
  • To create a positive and meaningful impact on the communities in which we serve

Founding Executives

Bringing together decades of running companies and managing and building technology solutions, Assist One's Founding Executives squarely place Assist One in the enviable position of offering not only serious talent but also the hands-on experience to help create a lasting impact for our clients and a dynamic work environment for each member of the Assist One team.

Jeff Hagmeier, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Jeff, an Assist One founder, is the company's business visionary who has led through one of the most rapidly evolving technology and business landscapes in history. As CEO, Jeff is responsible for the financial health of the company and the execution of its long-term strategy.

Jeff is an entrepreneurial executive with nearly three decades of strong domestic and international leadership experience that spans startups to 24,000 employees. He has a track record of producing significant positive results for businesses and government entities with budgets from seed financing to $1.7B.

During his time with Assist One, Jeff's executive leadership experience has also included roles as CEO for companies in several market sectors. These include homeland security and defense technology and manufacturing; business intelligence and data analysis; software development; digital imaging, data storage and interchange; systems integration and management services; healthcare informatics; medical devices; and education and training systems. He has also been an advisor to members of Congress regarding Healthcare information.

His management career began in Europe with the Department of Defense in leadership positions where he directed the remediation and turn-around of education, logistics and infrastructure operations at four USAEUR and USAFE locations. Jeff holds a Masters Degree in Social Policy from Harvard University and M.S. and B.S. Degrees from Western Illinois University.

Mark Phillips, Managing Director and Chief Innovation Officer

Mark, an Assist One founder and Managing Director, is the company's groundbreaker who leads the Assist One team with mastery and imagination. As the Chief Innovation Officer, Mark provides oversight as well as day-to-day management of the company's technology related solutions design, development, client service delivery and management.

Mark has more than two decades of information technology experience in management consulting and technology roles within Big 4 Consulting, Fortune 100, government, and public and private sector businesses. He provides expert consulting and development services in the areas of data storage, business intelligence analysis, security, business continuity and risk management as well as product development and systems integration solutions.

Previously, Mark worked for Deloitte's management consulting practice in their enterprise risk services group where he was responsible for providing technology consulting and enterprise risk related services including business continuity, technology risk management, information security and litigation consulting across multiple client sector industries nationally with specific offerings to healthcare, financial services and public sector clients within the firm's northeast region. Prior to Deloitte, Mark worked for the Travelers Insurance Companies in their nationally recognized accelerated information technology management program.

Mark holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and a Masters of Science from Boston University's Graduate School of Management where he was recognized for his professional career achievements as an Outstanding Alumnus of the internationally recognized dual degree MS/MBA graduate program.

The Assist One Team

Assist One's professional team is comprised of highly skilled, business and technology professionals ranging from engineering, technical and consulting staff. Most of our team members hold advanced degrees in business management or technology related areas of concentration. In addition, the average number of years work experience is over 10 years. It is this highly skilled professional team that allows Assist One to consistently achieve a high level of client satisfaction for the solutions we provided.