President & CEO
Phillip C. Roark, Chief Executive Officer, co-founded H.R. Assistants in 1996. H.R. Assistants, an HR services business, merged with NeoTrek web design, in 2000 to form Insala.
Phillip C. Roark started his career in the US Navy as a Cryptologist.
He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Master of Arts in Communication from West Texas A & M University.
From 1992 until 1998, Phillip C. Roark held positions in human resources, learning and development and the communications field. From 1993 until 1996 he was the National HR Manager for Laidlaw, 1996 to 1998 he was the Corporate HR Manager at Morningstar and 1998 to 2000 the Director of Communications at Atrium Companies.
Since January 2014, Phillip C. Roark has been on the Industrial and Organizational Psychology Advisory Council Board at University of Texas, Arlington.
Phillip is the youngest recipient of the President's Award from the Association of Career Professionals International. Insala has also received inclusion in the Software 500 Magazine rankings, Deloitte's "Fast 50" Program, Ft. Worth Mayor's Award for Exporter of the Year and was identified as one of the top 100 businesses ever started by graduates of the Texas A & M University System.
He created the concepts for, and co-authored the web-based learning and career development systems, EmploymentTalk™ and iCareerManager™ Hi-Impact Mentoring® and AlumniPro™. Today, Insala's solutions have been used by more than 2,500,000 individuals worldwide.
He is certified in DDI's Interaction Management™, PDI's 360° Profiler™, CPP's Myers-Briggs Type Indicator™, and Hogan Assessment Systems™.
Mark Hamdan is an innovator, investor, philanthropist, and entrepreneur with a wealth of experience providing focused leadership, building effective management teams and creating and developing profitable businesses.
During his 40-year career, Mark built and exited many successful companies, and invested in, and mentored many others.
Recently, Mark founded TrenData, an AI-based, predictive analytics company, Hexa, a Venture Studio firm with a coworking operation in Richardson, Texas, and TechGenies, a global software development company that provides outsourced teams for software development and operations support to companies from 8 countries around the world.
Globally, Mark founded over 12 companies in all 5 continents.
As a corporate executive between 1980 and 1994, Mark held senior positions with PageNet, the largest paging company in the world at the time, and telecommunications conglomerate GTE (currently Verizon).
Mark received his BEEE in computer systems engineering from the American University in Beirut and an M.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin. He also pursued doctoral studies in economics at the University of South Florida.
Mark sits on the board of few companies and is a philanthropist, having established, with the help of his wife Weeda, a global education foundation (www.EducationUnbound.com) for the benefit of disadvantaged kids. The nonprofit acquired NuMinds Enrichment and works on promoting STEAM education globally.Read More
Chief Operating Officer
As Chief Operating Officer, Stephen leads all operational functions within Insala, by enabling each team to successfully deliver Insala’s technology solutions. He works very closely with implementation specialists, business analysts, UI/UX experts, subject matter experts, client engagement representatives to always deliver sustainable and well configured solutions used by all types of organizations around the globe.
Stephen brings extensive online marketing and technical experience from leading interactive and communication companies including FT.com, Via Michelin, Icon Media, and Travelocity where he developed and led sales channel expansions for their partner and private label websites.
Stephen received his Bachelor of Science with Honors from The University of Liverpool, where he studied Computer Information Systems. Originally from Manchester in England, Stephen has lived and worked in various European cities including Barcelona, Paris and London.Read More