DIVERSANT is an African-American owned company which provides IT solutions and staffing for a wide range of companies. It is run by founder and CEO Gene Waddy, Chief Executive Officer, John Goullet, Principal, and Chief Operations Officer Jim Yoshimura. DIVERSANT is the largest African-American owned firm of its type and continues to grow by leaps and bounds even in these challenging economic times. The three driving forces behind DIVERSANT have almost 90 years of combined experience in Information Technology, staffing, and entrepreneurship.
DIVERSANT does more than just link companies large and small with the skilled array of diverse workers. They also offer a range of programs designed to help people get the skills needed to find lucrative IT careers. Fortune 500 companies engage DIVERSANT because of the company’s excellent track record. DIVERSANT has also developed a number of transformative workforce and supply chain diversity programs. Those programs include STAR which helps U.S. veterans and the UNITY program which links small minority business with large corporation which need the skills and services the companies offer and can provide valuable mentoring to help them to grow.
Goullet is one of the powerful forces behind the success of DIVERSANT. An entrepreneur with extensive experience in IT consulting, Goullet founded the IT staffing company Info Technologies and grew it into a $30 million a year business. The company was among the list of America’s fastest growing firms that was privately held. He has also developed a number of other successful IT ventures. When he switched his attention to staffing services in 1994, he had great success in that arena as well.
With Info Technologies listed as Inc. Magazine’s 8 fastest growing private company and 16 years experience working in staffing, Goullet identified another emerging trend. The need for minority IT staffing. So he merged Info Technologies with Gene Waddy’s DIVERSANT Inc. Together they created the nationally-certified, largest African-American owned Minority Business Enterprise in the United States, DIVERSANT LLC. This new business venture has enabled entrepreneur John to continue to create new ways to provide lucrative employment opportunities in the growing IT marketplace.