IT Staffing Firm Finds Strength in Diversity

Diversant LLC is the result of two highly experienced IT staffing executives combining their expertise.

At Spherion Technology, Gene C. Waddy was the National Practice Director for Infrastructure Services. He was in charge of helping large clients around the country fill their IT positions. In 2005, after he was laid off, he founded Diversant Inc.

John Goullet started out as an IT consultant himself, then moved on to IT staffing, serving as an IT staffing account executive. In 1994 he founded Info Technologies, which served Fortune 500 companies. He grew that company to $30 million within five years, making it one of INC Magazine’s 500 fastest growing privately held businesses in the United States, two times. In 2010, Goullet and Waddy combined forces, merging Info Technologies and Diversant Inc to create Diversant LLC.

Diversant is a Minority Owned Business Enterprise, and the largest IT staffing company in the United States that is owned by an African-American. It’s fully certified by the Small Business Administration and its 8(a) Business Development Program.

Its annual revenues are around $100 million. It helps medium-sized and Fortune 500 businesses fill their IT staffing needs. The name itself recognizes the value they give to diversity. Diversity Business recently recognized Diversant as one of the “Top 100 Diversity Owned Businesses in New Jersey for 2016.” Diversant is based in Red Bank, and it has satellite offices in San Francisco and Minneapolis.

One way Diversant attracts a diversity of consultants is STAR program for recruiting veterans. 80 percent of the veterans they hire are minorities.

Waddy and Goullet believe diversity leads to stronger consultants, and better results for Diversant’s clients. They use proprietary “Best in Class” procedures to help their consultants give clients the best possible service and solutions.

Like Waddy, Goullet reside in New Jersey. He graduated from Ursinus College in 1983. He serves as Chairman and Principal at Diversant. He works to understand his consultants, and to match them with clients based not just on their IT skills, but on their personalities and work styles. His employers include Computer Sciences Corp., The Constell Group, 3D Information Services, Cap Gemini America and Tsr Consultants.

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