“ Reviving your Drive and Easing your Mind.
Phil Chapman founded Fusion Data Recovery on two principles: Integrity and service ”
Phil Chapman spent decades helping others to fulfill their dreams and always acted with an entrepreneurial spirit within the confines of someone else's business. He referred to himself as an intrapreneur. After an unexpected downturn in a business he helped to start, Phil got the opportunity to start his own. That is how Fusion Data Recovery came into being.
Phil started his adult life as a 184 lb linebacker for Ricks College, an elite junior college program. He spent the entire season frustrating the first string offense as a member of the "meat squad." This was a stark, real-life slap in the face. His school, football, and spiritual life were nothing like what he had envisioned.
It was at this point that Phil decided to serve an LDS mission. He was called to serve in South Korea. This is where his journey to manhood began. Responsibility, compassion, hard work, and a love for freedom were the most profound lessons learned. The old LDS cliché "those were two of the best years of my life" is definitely true for Phil.
After returning from Korea, Phil enjoyed two successful seasons for Ricks football at a more realistic weight of 235 lb. He then transferred to Utah State. His football career ended there due to several old and unknown injuries that were discovered during his first thorough athletic physical exam. Dreams of the NFL now gone, Phil searched for his professional self.
After stints as a forklift driver, baker, and physical therapy aide, Phil decided to be a teacher and coach. After 7 awesome years, life threw another curveball. Phil ended up as a web systems admin for a bleeding edge customer service outsourcing company. After several successful years at growing 1 web server to a cluster of dozens, the tech world in the area spit out a more economically friendly workforce and Phil was thrown into the world again as an "over-qualified," highly skilled technology expert. However, Phil spent the next 10 years working in restaurants ranging from running fast food joints to being the service manager at high-end establishments. After a short stint as headmaster of a small private school, Phil met another entrepreneurially minded friend and helped him start a data recovery business. After starving together for a few months, they turned it into a thriving and growing business. A freak Google related search engine fiasco turned out to be the push Phil needed to go out on his own.
With this friend's blessing, Phil started Fusion Data Recovery. Data recovery is not like any other technical field. Comparing a computer repair tech to a data recovery engineer is like comparing a knee surgeon to a heart surgeon. No matter how good one is, the other is a completely different ballgame. There is also no place to learn data recovery except in an actual lab that does it. Phil learned in the trenches from one of the best data recovery engineers in the world. That relationship still exists and Phil collaborates when the need arises.
Through his vast life experience, Phil has come to deeply understand the importance of, and the challenges in, maintaining digital data in business operations. This experience has also given Phil a deep commitment to customer service. When you choose to trust him with your critical or precious data, he treats it as if it is his own and priceless. Phil is also a dedicated family man. With four children, four bonus children, and six grandchildren and counting, priceless memories are almost a daily occurrence. He has personally felt the pain of losing some of those priceless memories due to technology failure and, yes, even due to user error.