John Goullet is the Principal and Chairman of IT Staffing firm Diversant. After earning his Master’s degree in Computer Science at Ursinus College in 1983 he jumped into a career as an IT Consultant. After a number of years he decided to transition to IT staffing and formed his own company, Info Technologies, where he provided IT staffing solutions to other companies and within five years had grown it into a $30 million business. Eventually, in 2010 he realized he could grow even more by partnering and so merged his company with Diversant LLC. Diversant, headquartered in Red Bank, New Jersey, provides their IT staffing solutions to mid-sized and Fortune 500 companies across the United States. Diversant is also recognized as the largest African-American owned company in the US.
Goullet founded Info Technologies 22 years ago when he realized that it was a field he could enter that didn’t require a lot of resources. He also saw other succeed starting their own IT staffing companies and believed he would meet with similar success. He has said that there is always a need for IT staffing firms as there is a permanent shortage of IT professionals due to American universities simply not graduating enough of them with the skills to do the job. He approaches IT staffing by looking at what skills will be needed in the future and then develops candidates with those skills to meet the need. He has said that technology is an ever growing part of the national Gross Domestic Product and the demand for skilled workers in the sector will continue to grow ever larger. Due to this he envisions Diversant will have a bright future as they deliver the best quality IT staffing candidates to their clients.
There are a couple of key strategies that John Goullet keeps in mind as he serves as President and Chairman of Diversant, one of which is to observe how his hardest competing companies operate and then take on their best practices. Another strategy is to build a sales force with hundreds of younger people and empower them through training and mentoring.