John Goullet is an IT staffing expert and entrepreneur. Currently, he serves as Principal of Diversant LLC. Under his leadership, Diversant has grown to become one of the biggest IT staffing companies in the USA. John has spent almost his entire career in the IT sector. He graduated in 1983 with a master’s degree in computer science from Ursinus College. After graduating, he worked briefly as an IT consultant. He then moved into IT staffing by founding Info Technologies in 1994.
John says that he moved into IT staffing because there were low barriers to entry. He was also encouraged by the fact that other people had succeeded in the sector before. Info Technologies provided IT staffing solution to many Fortune 500 companies. This involved identifying the IT needs of the companies, then matching them with the skill of his staff and consultants. Within five years, Info Technologies was worth $30 million. The company appeared twice on Inc. Magazine’s list of fastest-growing privately owned US firms.
After spearheading the growth of Info Technologies, he merged the company with Diversant Inc. to form Diversant LLC. The company provides IT staffing services such as staff augmentation and direct hire. Besides IT staffing, Diversant supplies software products. After the merger, John was brought in as the principal. He brought experience and expertise to the company. Today, Diversant is the IT staffing provider of choice for most Fortune 500 companies. The company has experienced great expansion under his leadership. Diversant LLC. is now the biggest African-American owned company in the USA. It is also a fully certified Minority-Owned business enterprise. This certification is given to companies owned by minority groups. It allows such businesses to compete for federal contracts on a level ground.
What is behind John Goullet’s success? He cites building mutual relationships with clients, and the spirit of always aiming for more. Goullet believes that for an entrepreneur to be successful, relationships with customers should be built upon honesty and hard work. Some startups enjoy short success, after which they collapse. John Goullet says that staff empowerment can secure long-term success. He often spends time molding his staff to become future leaders. When he is not at work, John spends time in the gym or with his family.