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March 2014

NOVA Launches at Merck

The first class of U.S. Veterans in the innovative NOVA Program is beginning work at Merck, the global healthcare leader. Fifteen Veterans will be working as Associate Project Managers, organizing and managing important initiatives in the vital $340 B drug research and manufacturing industry. The NOVA Program was created to provide transformative career opportunities for U.S. Veterans through work-study programs supported and sponsored by corporations. NOVA is managed by the partnership between DIVERSANT and WOS.


NOVA Consultants and DIVERSANT Executives

New Advisory Board Members

We're very excited to announce that Bill Grubbs and Steve Scopellite have joined the DIVERSANT Advisory Board. The Board is composed of industry leaders and business luminaries who provide advice and council on matters pertaining to commercial development and strategic planning. Bill Grubbs brings more than 25 years of experience in the recruiting industry and in 2013 he was named one of the 100 most influential people in staffing by Staffing Industry Analysts. Steve Scopellite recently retired from Goldman Sachs after a distinguished career of nearly 30 years, having served as global chief Information officer and head of the 8,000-person Global Technology Division.

January 2014

Interest in Diversity Staffing Suppliers Strong

DIVERSANT CEO Gene Waddy spoke to Staffing Industry Analysts recently about the state of diversity staffing. Please click here to read his comments.

The Value of True Partnerships

Please take a moment to read the article published by Black Enterprise describing the partnership between Wells Fargo, the NMSDC, and DIVERSANT. It illustrates what can be achieved when dedicated organizations passionate about diversity work together.

November 2013

Happy Veterans Day!

We would like to thank our Servicemen and Servicewomen for their sacrifices on our behalf and to wish them a Happy Veterans Day. If you are a Veteran interested in building a career in IT, please look into our STAR Program which we developed specifically for this purpose. It's part of our way of supporting the Veterans Community which has given so much for all of us.

September 2013

Thank You Georgia!

DIVERSANT has been named Supplier of the Year by the Georgia MSDC! We are very honored to have received this important accolade and are most grateful to those who nominated us and to the Awards Committee that selected us — thank you all.


DIVERSANT's Winning Atlanta Team

Bigger and Better…

For the third consecutive year NJBIZ has named DIVERSANT one of the 50 fastest-growing companies in NJ. We are very grateful for the support of our clients, partners, consultants, and staff without which we could not have accomplished this feat.

August 2013

Show Your Stripes

iHeartRadio's Show Your Stripes is a community initiative launched by Clear Channel, the media and entertainment company in America with the largest reach, to generate awareness around the issue of veteran unemployment, encourage businesses to hire skilled veterans and help those transitioning out of the military find jobs. We are pleased to be partnering with Show Your Stripes through our STAR Program which creates career paths in IT for qualified veterans. As part of our partnership, DIVERSANT CEO Gene Waddy recorded a public service announcement (PSA) promoting the cause which you may listen to here.

We're named DIVERSANT for a reason

We are happy to announce that DIVERSANT has been listed by Staffing Industry Analysts as one of the largest diversity staffing firms in America and the largest African-American owned IT Staffing and Solutions firm in the nation.

July 2013

Four Times & Counting…

DIVERSANT has made the 2013 Inc. 500|5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America. This is the fourth consecutive year that we've made the list. Thank you to all of you who helped us achieve this!

And still growing…!

DIVERSANT would like to thank Staffing Industry Analysts for ranking DIVERSANT in the top 100 fastest-growing staffing companies in the US — For the third year running! We would also like to thank all our clients, partners, and consultants without whom our growth and success would not be possible.

June 2013

Congratulations, Gene!

Please join us in congratulating Gene Waddy as a New Jersey regional winner of the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award for 2013. We also want to thank the judges for recognizing in Gene what we've known all along. Next it's on to nationals in Palm Springs this November. As always, we'll keep you posted.


Gene and his wife Kim Waddy basking in the glow.

May 2013

Supporting our future…

DIVERSANT was pleased to have been a sponsor at the St. Jude Charlotte Golf Classic which is supported by Wells Fargo Wholesale Services Group. Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth; we hope you had as much fun there as we did supporting a noble cause!


Seen near the 18th hole…

A Winning Team

DIVERSANT is pleased to be a participant in Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno's initiative to promote business and businesses in New Jersey. As part of the Program, a photography team visited our corporate offices to take pictures for an upcoming ad campaign by the state.


Principal John Goullet and CEO Gene Waddy
prepare for their photo shoot

Young at Heart…

We are honored to announce that Gene Waddy has been nominated as a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2013 Award in the New Jersey Region. The award recognizes high-growth entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Award winners will be announced June 13, 2013.

April 2013

Puttin' on the Ritz

DIVERSANT's Achievers Club for outstanding performers celebrated its inaugural meeting at the Ritz in Naples Florida this month. Members of the 2012 Achievers Club enjoyed sunny days on the beach and warmer nights on the dance floor. Congratulations to all the Members!


Members of the 2012 Achievers Club alongside
DIVERSANT Leadership at the Ritz-Carlton, Naples

Another Satisfied Customer

We'd like to congratulate Jason Lundsford, a DIVERSANT consultant and recipient of Duke Energy's "Best Customer Service" award for the year for Jason's work with the Charlotte helpdesk team. Well done, Jason!


Jason Lundsford (center) with
DIVERSANT's Amanda Webb and Joe Majors

March 2013

Profile for STARS

Check out the latest issue of Profile Magazine for a conversation with Gene Waddy about our STAR Program. STAR was created by DIVERSANT to give US Veterans a way to build a long lasting career in the IT field. We're already on our third successful program implementation with many more in the pipeline!!

You can view the article as a PDF here.
For more information about STAR, please visit the STAR Program webpage.

Shining Stars

We're proud to announce six new members of our STAR Program, an initiative designed to provide US Veterans with rewarding career opportunities in IT. Graduates from the latest class will be starting their careers at AIG and Merck in areas such as Quality Assurance and Java Testing. For more information, please visit the STAR Program webpage.


Members of the STAR@Merck program with DIVERSANT CEO Gene Waddy

January 2013

Happy New Year!

From all of us at DIVERSANT to all of you: we wish you a happy, healthy, and prosperous 2013!


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