DIVERSANT believes in the value of a knowledgeable and committed team, and the company is guided and operated by such teams. DIVERSANT's Executive Team provides the company and its employees with strategic vision, leadership, and guidance. The team embodies decades of experience in the IT and staffing sectors as well as extensive practice in managing and growing customer-oriented businesses. Each member of the team assumes responsibility for the quality and integrity of the company and its
Gene C. Waddy is a visionary entrepreneur and owner of DIVERSANT LLC, the nation's largest African-American owned IT staffing and solutions firm. In many ways, DIVERSANT is a reflection of Gene's professional expertise, personal drive, and his commitment to helping others. The company has enjoyed dramatic growth, even during the economic downturn, and has developed a reputation for excellence among numerous Fortune 500 companies.
The son of two Harlemites, Gene was raised in New Jersey. Gene attended Fairleigh Dickinson University where he earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. A "Jersey Guy" at heart, Gene chose to stay in his home state where he now resides with his wife and children.
Prior to founding DIVERSANT, Gene was National Practice Director for Infrastructure Services for Spherion Technology where he managed the provision of IT staffing and solutions for large clients nationwide. With an extensive background in the staffing and technology services industry, Gene now combines his business acumen with his desire to help others by developing transformative programs that promote diversity in the workforce and supply chain.
In his local community, Gene coaches minority youth about how they can get involved with technology and use it to advance their careers and lives. A member of Alpha Phi Alpha, the country's first African-American fraternity, Gene is very active in many of their community service programs. Gene believes that each person should set his or her own destiny, and does what he can to help them on their path. "No one can stop you from reaching the stars," he says. "It's up to you. How badly do you want it?"
John Goullet is an entrepreneur who has led the development of a number of highly successful ventures in the IT sector. John began his professional career initially working as an IT consultant before switching to IT staffing. In 1994, with a clear understanding of emerging market trends, John founded Info Technologies, an IT staffing company that focused on providing solutions to Fortune 500 companies nationwide. Within five years, Info Technologies grew to $30 M, earning it the number 8 spot on Inc. Magazine's list of the 500 fastest-growing privately-held firms in the US. In 2010 John and Gene merged Info Technologies and DIVERSANT Inc. to form DIVERSANT LLC. As DIVERSANT's Principal, John is able to continue his passion for developing new ways of meeting the challenges facing the ever-evolving IT marketplace.