Every industry can benefit from the power of the differing viewpoints and backgrounds of its employees. Information technology is no different, although for years many people thought otherwise. It took tech pioneer John Goullet to show the world how diversity could power the IT industry. The company he and CEO Gene Waddy initiated from a merger of their previously owned companies — DIVERSANT, LLC – is now the largest minority-owned IT staffing company in the US. Diversant staff helps Fortune 500 and mid-market companies find the leading edge technical talent they need to stay competitive.
John built upon the experience he acquired beginning with his early days of IT consulting.
As the Principal of Diversant, John Goullet is responsible for developing and implementing the strategic vision for the firm and its success. That vision is simple: supply the best IT talent. According to Adam Anderson at Hoover’s, this IT placement LLC reported $9 million in revenue. It’s not a large number, but the marketing idea governed by John is genius. Take a growing industry –technology, and combine it with a recruiting and placement service matching Information Technology Consultants with the staffing needs of Fortune 500.
As a result, Fortune 500 companies end up with the cream of the crop IT specialists. IT employees land jobs with the big guys. Voila. John’s win-win strategy for managing the players in Diversant’s ball field: partners, IT consultants, and customers is simple. Everyone is on the same team, and “Coach” John is playing to win.
Having been an Information Technology Consultant, John truly understands his clients. In today’s “it’s all about me” culture, knowing how to make people feel warm and fuzzy, is so uncommon it gives Diversant its edge. Encouraging an element of humanism in corporate culture is something that Industrial psychologists professors preach in business college course curriculum–advice to which no one listens–especially not a fresh undergraduate looking to submit to the directives of his first job that funds his student loan debt. But take a seasoned entrepreneur like John and you’ve got a recipe for success.