Who We Are
When it comes to HR solutions, Unicorn HRO simply gets the job done. Since 1982, our fully integrated benefits, payroll and human resources solutions have been helping clients do business with greater efficiency, profitability, insight and synergy. Even as state-of-the-art technologies empower us to achieve these objectives with greater speed, scope and depth, we remain focused on the perennial mission: to help organizations serve and grow their most valued human resources.
Headquartered in Florham Park, NJ, Unicorn HRO services the needs of more than 800 domestic and international companies representing over 3 million employees. The company also has offices in Raleigh, NC; Seattle, WA; Houston, TX; and Dallas, TX.
Our TeamFrank Diassi
Chairman of the Board and CEO
Frank Diassi, currently Managing General Partner for The Unicorn Group, has originated investments in over 39 entrepreneurial companies. Diassi has over 40 years of experience in business leadership and top executive roles. Diassi is a former Director of Mail-Well Corporation and Chief Executive Officer of Sterling Chemical. He had major corporate experience with Conoco Oil Company for 10 years where he held a senior business unit management position in the petrochemicals area. Diassi received a B.S. degree in chemistry from Rutgers University and a M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. For a five-year period beginning in 1978, he was an adjunct member of the faculty of Fordham University Graduate School of Business. Diassi currently serves as a Director of Fiberglass Holdings and is Chairman of the Board of Unicorn HRO.Timothy M. Diassi
Executive Vice President and General Manager
Timothy Diassi is the executive vice president and general manager of Unicorn HRO. Since 2000, he has been responsible for overseeing and advancing the company’s strategic direction, sales and account management, customer support, new business development and product enhancement efforts. He joined Unicorn HRO in 1995 as a financial and human resources consultant and has since served as the company’s director of product management. Throughout the past, he has been directly responsible for reshaping Software Plus from a software vendor to an outsourcing firm supporting the human resources industry with a suite of hosted payroll and employee tracking solutions.Edward J. Gettings
Senior Vice President of Product Development and Operations
Edward Gettings is the senior vice president of product development and operations at Unicorn HRO. He is responsible for the development and advancement of Unicorn HRO’s iCON benefits, payroll processing and human resources services solutions as well as Outsource and iCON support operations. Gettings joined Unicorn HRO in 2002 with nearly 25 years of human resources management and operations experience. During this time, he held several senior management positions that entailed the selection, design, implementation and management of numerous strategic business processes and integrated human resources information system (HRIS) programs. Gettings is a member of WorldatWork, the International Human Resource Information Systems Management (IHRIM) and Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).Joseph H. Toss
Director of Product Development
Joseph Toss holds a degree in Management Information Systems and is PMP Certified. He has 30 years of experience in the architecture, development and support of business software applications. As Director of Product Development for Unicorn HRO, Joseph Toss is primarily responsible for overseeing the continuing development of the iCON product suite. Joseph provides technical vision and expertise in implementing IT initiatives that maintain Unicorn HRO's leadership in benefits, payroll processing and human resources services solutions. In addition, Joseph manages the development and integration of client-initiated custom applications.Cal McGrath
Vice President of Product Management
Cal McGrath joined Unicorn HRO in August 2003 and currently has responsibility for the development and advancement of Unicorn HRO's software solutions. While working for Unicorn HRO, McGrath has managed several client implementations that have included significant customizations. He is a key player in managing the development and deployment of Web-based open enrollment/benefit enrollment functionality and Unicorn HRO's new reporting solution, WebreportHR. McGrath has over 10 years of experience in product management services to HR outsourcing companies and their clients with a specific focus on using technology solutions to support complex benefit plan and administration requirements.Ed Harrison
Vice President of Client Relations
Ed Harrison joined Unicorn HRO in January 2007 after 26 years of having been a founding partner of Bonnecaze, McLeroy & Harrison, Inc. (BMH), creators of the Open4 Payroll and HRIS software. At Unicorn HRO, Harrison currently has responsibility for new client implementation, training and conversion. Additionally, he works as a technical resource for the sales and marketing staff. Significant aspects of Harrison’s 38-year career in the software industry include product development, custom programming and client relations. His undergraduate degree is in mathematics.John Snyder
Manager of Open4 Development
After a 15-year career as a software analyst, developer and manager with Bonnecaze, McLeroy & Harrison, Inc., John Snyder joined Unicorn HRO in January 2007. Snyder is responsible for managing Open4 HRIS product development and the technical team in the Dallas, TX office. During his 25-year career in the software industry, he has served in customer support, user training, program development, custom product interfaces, systems integration and consulting projects. Snyder has a reputation for providing excellent client support.Michelle Steiner
Director of Client Business Solutions
Michelle Steiner joined Unicorn HRO in 1992. Steiner is responsible for working directly with clients and prospects in the sales and implementation roles. In prior positions for the Application Group, Steiner has worked as a technical and application consultant as well as an IT manager. She is an active member of the American Payroll Association (APA) and works with the local APA chapter in Allentown, PA. Steiner has nearly 20 years of experience in the HRIS and payroll areas.Alice Williams
Director of Client Services
Alice Williams joined Unicorn HRO in October 1996 and has responsibility for client support for the iCON products through service functions such as Response Line Operations and Outsource Services. Williams works with Unicorn HRO consultants on implementation projects and also works as a liaison between the client base and the Unicorn HRO Development team to resolve issues as well as determine priorities for iCON releases. Prior to joining Unicorn HRO, she worked with a major home healthcare provider in the design of a patient tracking/payroll system for healthcare providers. Williams has 15 years of experience in working with HRIS and payroll solutions.Karen Pearsall
Director of Outsource Products & Services
Karen Pearsall joined Unicorn HRO in 1998 as an account manager assisting with implementations. For the last six years she has been involved in Outsource Services. Pearsall has responsibility for ensuring that Unicorn HRO’s outsource product offering meets the needs of the payroll and human resources user. Her unique experience enables her to contribute to the design of iCON products and the development of payroll outsource processes to support customer needs. Pearsall ably crosses the line between the technology and the business process, making sure that both are effectively integrated to provide the best product and service.