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Who We Are

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 domestic and international companies representing more than 3 million employees. The company also has offices in Raleigh, NC; Houston, TX; and Dallas, TX.

Frank P. 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.

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).

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.

Karen Pearsall joined Unicorn HRO in 1998 as an account manager assisting with implementations. She has been involved in Outsource Services since 2000, and has been the head of this division since 2004. Ms. 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. Ms. 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.
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). She received the APA Certificate of Merit 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 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.

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