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DIVERSANT LLC Opens a New Office in Dallas, Texas

DIVERSANT LLC, a fast rising IT staffing company in America, opened its eleventh office in Dallas, Texas, in February 2016. As the biggest African-American owned firm in the U.S., DIVERSANT LLC deals with IT consultancy and staffing solutions. The new office location will serve the company’s growing markets in Dallas and its surrounding areas – and will be based at 320 Decker Drive, Irvin, TX, 75062. Michael Pendleton was appointed the new Managing Director.

DIVERSANT Chairman, John Goullet, said that the new office location in Dallas, Texas, speaks volumes about the company’s demand and quality service delivery. The firm has managed to build an outstanding track record in the national marketplace for more than ten years. DIVERSANT has grown at a fast rate having closed 2015 with strong financial results. It posted a 50 percent revenue increment and an unprecedented 60 percent gross profit margin. Goullet added the firm plans to open more offices in 2017 with Raleigh, North Carolina, being the next planned location.

DIVERSANT CEO, Gene Waddy, said that the company was excited to open an IT staffing office to serve its Dallas, Texas, clientele. The new office will offer temporary, direct hire, and contract-to-hire IT staffing needs. These systems help IT professionals build rewarding careers.

DIVERSANT Chairman, John Goullet

John Goullet is an alumnus of Ursinus College and has accumulated a wealth of knowledge and experience for over 35 years in the IT industry. After graduating from college in 1983, Goullet became a computer consultant before working as an IT staffing executive. In 1994, he founded Info Technologies after gaining in-depth knowledge of the IT staffing world.

He steadily grew Info Technologies from a small start-up into a $30 million company. He specialized in looking for innovative solutions that meet the growing demands of the IT staffing industry. Info Technologies was cited twice by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest growing privately-held companies in America. In 2010, John Goullet and Gene Waddy agreed to merge their two companies to form DIVERSANT LLC. Today, DIVERSANT is one of the highest grossing IT staffing companies in the U.S.

Office Design Promotes Collaboration with entrepreneur Marc Sparks

There are many benefits to collaboration in the workplace, including improved work efficiency and faster innovation, all which lead to greater company achievements. Marc Sparks, President of Timber Creek Capital, LP, knew this when moving his private equity firm to a new office space.

Now the new office design provides startup companies and entrepreneurs with the opportunity to take advantage of an ideal collaborative setting while still profiting from Timber Creek Capital, LP’s proven, successful startup incubation. The new office space allows up to three different companies an all-encompassing, supportive incubation phase now in a quality work environment designed to encourage collaboration and success.

A successful entrepreneur himself, Marc Sparks understands the challenges a startup company faces launching a new business. His company, Timber Creek Capital, LP offers mentorship, capital, marketing, office space and more to those ready to turn their passions and dreams into sustainable, profitable businesses. Based in Dallas, TX, Timber Creek Capital, LP has over 35 years entrepreneurial experience to guide businesses to realize success.

In his book, They Cant Eat You, Marc Sparks chronicles his journey to go from an academically average high school student to serial, entrepreneurial triumphs. He also offers “Fifty Sparks” in his book as a resource anyone can use to begin to build their own successful venture.

There is also Marc Sparks’ work as a philanthropist. He is changing lives through his work with community projects and company sponsorships. In addition to the non-profit organizations, like Mommies in Need and Dogs Matter, receiving grants awarded through Spark Tank, Marc is currently involved in helping a number of social service nonprofits thrive and grow.

His work with the homeless shelter, The Samaritan Inn, helped bring the organization from one small, run-down house to a $3,000,000 a year organization servicing over 200 people a day. Marc Sparks’ own non-profit, Sparkey’s Kids, provides new, high-quality computers to children in financial need. He also dedicated to the family housing projects of Habitat for Humanity.

How Fabulous Is Your Wardrobe? Add These Fabletics Options to Make It Better!

Who does not want a new wardrobe? Most women do, but the price of replacing all of your clothes is often unattainable. As a result, it is paramount to discover brands that are both budget-friendly and capable of serving multiple purposes with only a few of their pieces. Fabletics, for example, has been making waves in the fashion industry, but not just because they are affordable. Whereas the runway once belonged to gowns and questionable suits, it now partially belongs to athleisure wear that few will realize that the outfits did not take hours to assemble. Intent on shaping the industry by improving the self-esteem of women, this brand knows what it is doing and will surely continue to succeed. If you are ready to replace your wardrobe, consider beginning with these versatile pieces by Fabletics:

Kimberley Sweatpants III

Though these are sweatpants in hindsight, the icy black print of them makes them appear more dressy. Sure, you might not wear Fabletics to your best friend’s wedding, but you will find yourself putting them on in a lot more circumstances than you would other sweats. Add a form-fitting top, some upscale sneakers, and perhaps some hoop earrings to make these sweat pants an acceptable choice for a casual night out to eat. As always, working out in these is a breeze and reading the night away will never be as comfortable as it will be when wearing these perfect pants.

Winn Mid Rise Capris

Though these pants come in a multitude of colors, the ember is the most stunning and adds that pizzazz element to any outfit. These leggings look far more upscale than your average gym bottoms which is why they are able to be dressed up or down with one swift open of your closet. When matched with Fabletics’ Burnout Sweater, this outfit radiates hipster, and who does not want that?

Janel Tank

Available in black, berry, and ember, this tank is really attractive and edgy. With the ability to be paired with virtually any kind of pants or skirt from Fabletics, this shirt is adorned with sexy upper abdomen slits that make it ideal for a night of clubbing. Of course and when paired with gym pants, it will keep you cool on the treadmill or on your run.

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Video Marketing Leader Talk Fusion and Founder Bob Reina

Talk Fusion is one of the leading video marketing forums in the world today. Bob Reina who is the current Chief Executive Officer founded it in the year 2007. The forum’s primary targets are businesses. It offers businesses video technology that helps them in growth and delivery of its services. The technology provided by Talk Fusion is unique because of being proprietary and patent based. To ensure the consumption of its products by a big number of businesses, Talk Fusion markets its products through personal selling. The benefit of this method is that it is possible to explain to business owners how to use the products. Talk Fusion conducts its business with very high ethical standards and this consequently contributes to its success.

Bob has steered Talk Fusion towards great success. gives a report on the recent award that Talk Fusion received. It won the WebRTC Product of The Year Award under the Video Chat Category. Technology Marketing Corporation are the official sponsors of this award. TMC WebRTC Product of The Year Award recognizes companies with excellent technology solutions and products. During the award ceremony, Rich Tehrani, the CEO of Technology Marketing Corporation expressed his joy to award Talk Fusion the award. The purpose behind the selection of Talk Fusion for this award was for the great work and creativity taken into account during the creation of the Video Chat.

The Talk Fusion Video Chat is designed to facilitate face to face conversations. It is compatible with any device and thus quite convenient for any person. One can download the app from iTunes and the Google Play Store. When accepting this award, Talk Fusion CEO, Bob Reina attributed the app’s success to its IT team. The team commits itself to offering the best there is in the world of technology. The Director of IT at Talk Fusion also added that its products are designed to meet technology needs. Talk Fusion intends to launch the free trials of all of its products to expand its market. To get more information on Talk Fusion one can visit their website or follow them through their social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter.

Just Fab-u-lous Don Ressler

For Don Ressler, the business world is his oyster. As an entrepreneur with a string of start-up businesses, Ressler has had great success with JustFab, the parent company of FabKids, FabShoes, ShoesDazzle, and Fabletics.

After was acquired by Intermix Media, Don Ressler joined the young 19 year old, Adam Goldenberg and the two formed Alena Media. The two left there to pursue other avenues. Knowing  Goldenberg and Ressler had the skills needed to be successful; they launched Brand Ideas, which became Intelligent Beauty, which catered to weight loss products, skincare, and cosmetics.

In 2010, Intelligent Beauty launched what is now known as JustFab, an online fashion retailer. Over the next few years they acquired FabKids, the European Fab Shoes, and then acquired Shoe Dazzle. In the fall of 2013, Fabletics was born. As a way of encouraging women to stay active, and seeing as there was not really any active wear that was stylish, affordable, or of high quality, they launched Fabletics. Catering to the ever popular athletic wear and with the help of the fabulous actress and co-founder, Kate Hudson, the line has grown into a way to look good while working out or just out and about. Comfort is everything. With her also actor brother, Oliver Hudson, FL2 has come onto the scene catering to men who want comfort and the ability to look good in and out of the gym. Their mantra is, “Live your passion.”

Each month Kate shares her favorite outfits.With outfits starting at just $25.00, you can become a VIP member to receive perks like 50 percent off regular prices, earn rewards points free loyalty products, and you get free shipping for orders over $49.00. To become a VIP member costs just $49.95 per month. After filling out a brief survey of your likes and dislikes, you can choose to shop or skip a particular month. Doing so by the 5t will result in no charge. It is important to know that if you do not shop or forget to let them know you are skipping a month, you will be charged. You may cancel your VIP membership at any time by calling their toll free number.


In 2015, Fabletics opened six U.S. based brick-and-mortar retail locations. Having just 4 million members in December 2011, JustFab grew to 10 million members by January of 2013. As of 2015, Fabletics is JustFab’s fastest growing label.

Securus Technologies Looks to Reveal Integrity and Security Breaches

Securus Technologies is one of the leading telecommunications companies that provides a number of quality services to clients in the private sector and criminal justice fields. The company provides assistance to law enforcement organizations along with helping with investigations, monitoring and also assists a number of correctional institutions. Recently the firm found out about a number of integrity breaches by a company known as Global Tel Link. According to the reports, the company Global Tel Link engaged in a number of violations that go against proper conduct when providing telecommunications services. After finding out this information, Securus Technologies looks to publish these violations in hopes of improving integrity in the telecommunications industry.

Once gathering the facts and findings of the investigation, Securus will now review a number of things that pertain to consistent wrongdoing committed by Global Tel Link. Once they gather all of the facts of wrongdoing they will then look to make a press release during the next six months that will highlight in detail all of the violations that Global Tel Link has committed. With this press release, Securus looks to help convince Global Tel Link to engage in better ethics and integrity when serving customers. The main events that Securus will highlight is the violations that Global Tel Link committed when the company served a number of facilities run by the Louisiana Department of Corrections.

After a long investigation, the state of Louisiana found out that Global Tel Link committed a number of integrity breaches. First the company would program clocks in the phones which would add up to 36 additional seconds per call. This action is known to by illegal and unauthorized. The state of Louisiana also found out that Global Tel Link would program phones that would rate each call at a higher rate than what was permitted which is yet another major violation. Lastly it was discovered that Global Tel Link would charge customers artificial amounts of money. Therefore these violations need to be addressed and Securus Technologies is looking to provide assistance in getting this matter resolved.

Shaygan Kheradpir Replaces Pat DiPietro As CEO Of Coriant


Being a CEO of a major corporation may sound like a good idea, but most CEOs don’t last very long at the top of the corporate food chain. The average time served for a CEO these days is 30 to 40 months. In some companies, the CEO office seems like it has a revolving door that pushes corporate leaders in and then out like spanning salmon. Companies that have more than $500 million in sales tend to replace CEOs long before their contracts expire, so accepting that position has a plethora of risks attached to it along with a very handsome paycheck for owning those risks. But not all big corporations push and pull their Chief Executive Officers to the brink of failure. Many big companies keep their head of profitability around longer than the average. One of those companies is Coriant, the optical service vendor that has annual sales of more than $1 billion.

The name Coriant sounds familiar, but most people don’t really know what the company does or how they do it. Coriant is the legitimate child of the marriage between Nokia, Tellabs and a slice of Sycamore Networks. That sounds like an IT marriage made in heaven for techno geeks, and it is, according to Pat DiPietro, the former Chief Executive Officer of Coriant. The work former is now used in front of DiPietro’s name because he is moving to Marlin Equity Partners as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Marlin Equity Partners is the merger glue that sealed Coriant together from the pieces of those three IT companies. DiPietro recently announced that Shaygan Kheradpir is the new CEO of Coriant.That announcement was a surprise for people that are not familiar with Kheradpir and his extensive resume, according to

Shaygan Kheradpir is a 28-year veteran of the IT industry, and he is considered a genius when it comes to mobile, video and cloud applications. Mr. Kheradpir and DiPietro are actually swapping places. Kheradpir was the director of Marlin Equity Partners, so he is no stranger to the executives at Coriant. In fact, Kheradpir has been working with the Coriant team for months.

Listing Kheradpir’s credentials is an interesting task. Shaygan graduated from Cornell with three degrees in engineering. His last degree was a Ph.D. Kheradpir went to work for GTE and stayed with the company when it merged with Bell Atlantic to form Verizon Communications. Mr. Kheradpir was named Chief Information Officer at Verizon, and he helped develop the Verizon One application, before taking a position at Barclays Bank. Shaygan redesigned Barclays internal systems, and those systems are still being used today. Barclays operating systems are the best in the industry thanks to Kheradpir, according to people in the banking industry.

According to, Pat DiPietro and Marlin Equity Partners are happy to have Shaygan in the driver’s seat at Coriant. DiPietro said Kheradpir will give the company the expertise it needs to continue to be a leader in the optical service industry.

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Coriant Has A New CEO, Shaygan Kheradpir


Shaygan Kheradpir has taken over as Coriant’s new CEO. Pat DiPietro shall become the vice chair person. Pat shall return to his former role at the Marlin Equity Partners as an operating partner. Marlin Equity Partners saw the incorporation of Coriant through the efforts of Tellabs, Nokia and a section of the Sycamore Networks. Kheradpir was able to secure his position at the helm of Coriant because he had a closer relationship with the executive team owing to his position as an operating executive at Marlin Equity Partners.
Shaygan is a successful technology and business expert having over 28 years experience in the financial services industry, technology sector and telecom. DiPietro was quoted as saying that he was honored to have an executive of Shaygan’s caliber serving as a leader of the corporation. He continued to say that Shaygan’s guidance and strategic insights on excellent operational abilities are commendable and everyone is confident of his capacity to enhance Coriant’s growth.
Kheradpir has extensive experience in different industries. He has worked at Verizon Communications and GTE besides working at Barclays Bank in charge of operations and technology. His role at Coriant shall zero in on running the company’s 500 consumers and enhancing the revenues, which are more than $1 billion. In addition, Shaygan shall be expected to differentiate the company besides making it more competitive against Huawei, Ciena, Infinera, Alcatel-Lucinta and many others. This information was originally reported on Light Reading as posited in the following link
About Shaygan Kheradpir
Shaygan Kheradpir has an extensive resume that highlights his executive roles at different companies that enlisted his services in the past. Prior to joining Juniper in 2014, Shaygan worked at the Barclays PLC as the head of operations and technology. Shaygan also worked at Verizon Communications as the head of information. At Verizon, Shaygan worked with his team to deliver groundbreaking systems and software that enabled consumers to build excellent networks around the globe. At Barclays Bank, Shaygan was in charge of building effective operations and systems that would deliver products and services to the clients located around the globe. This way, Shaygan managed to enhance the bank’s technology agenda. He focused on transforming the banks cost structure besides augmenting product innovation by enhancing operations in the corporate, cards, wealth, investment banking and retail sectors of the bank.
At Verizon Communications, Shaygan enhanced the information technology initiatives. His success with FiOS will forever remain in the history of the corporation. The FiOS is considered one of the best and largest infrastructure undertakings in the history of the United States. When Verzon was created, Shaygan was a member of the original management team. As a leader of the corporation for a decade, Shaygan achieved impressive results that saw Verizon transition from a local telephone corporation to a global media communications leader. His career in communication started at GTE in 1987. Here, he rebuilt the company’s core system, thus enhancing operational excellence through augmented cost structures. Kheradpir holds a PhD in electrical engineering from the prestigious Cornell University. This information was originally mentioned on Cornell Engineering’s website as explained in this link


It is Finally Talk Fusion’s Video Chat That Has Finally Won WebRTC product of the Year


Talk Fusion, the all-time leader in digital marketing solution has won the highly esteemed and prestigious Web Real Time Communication product of the year award. The accolade, offered by TMC was to honor Talk Fusion for their excellence and ingenuity they have displayed in their ground breaking product, Video Chat.

The award, offered to the winning party every year is meant to honor solutions that support browser to browser applications for video chat, video calling and point to point communication without having to use external and internal plug-ins. Companies have therefore been recognized and awarded for their technological achievements and advancements in the field for the last 20 years.

The award was unveiled a month after Talk Fusion launched its full version of the innovative all-in-one communication platform. The Video Chat will allow customers to interact face to face with anyone, form anywhere, on any device, whether a desktop, smartphone or a tablet. The product designed as an app will be available on Android Google Play and on iTunes for iPhone users. According to the company’s CEO, Bob Reina, this is a huge win for everybody. The corporate team has worked diligently to change the way the world communicates. The team have been the best at their work and this award is exactly what they deserved.

The company’s IT director, Jonathan Chen has hailed the achievement as a confirmation of even greater things to come. According to him, to technology to be of use to humanity, it must solve real world needs and must be used by people. It is from practicing this philosophy that Talk Fusion have come up with this products and many other more to come.

About Bob Reina

Earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from the University of South Florida. Bob Reina  juggled through several jobs before venturing in direct selling. Currently, Bob Reina is the CEO of Talk Fusion, the all-time leader in Digital Marketing and Communication industry.

At Talk Fusion, Reina has brought insights and dedication to work creating a team of members who intends to pursue growth and expansion that will finally push the company toward the top.

Shaygan Kheradpir Will Bring Coriant To Market


The best thing that Coriant has done is appoint Shaygan Kheradpir to the position of CEO. The CEO’s chair is a place where Coriant needs a lot of new leadership. They need to try to find someone who will help them with the retail world, and they also need someone to help them make phones. Making new phones for their company is a risk that is worth it with Shaygan Kheradpir at the helm.

Shaygan Kheradpir is a technical wizard who actually came up through the ranks at Verizon where he created their prototypes, put them out in 30 days and became a vice president of the company. He is one of the most successful technical producers in the industry, and he is also one of the first people who was in technical design to make it in the executive boardroom. Shaygan Kheradpir will help take a company that was once just a bunch of networks and turn it into a competitive cell phone company.

The plan at Coriant is to help the company become more well rounded by making it into a retail outfit that can also help people make sure that they are getting a much better phone. The companies in the industry today are all copying each other, but Coriant is going to look outside the box with Shaygan Kheradpir working as the CEO. He is going to make choices for the company that will help it make more money, and he will make the company more popular among young people.

The success of Coriant is directly related to how Shaygan Kheradpir will lead the company. He will help the company make its new phones, and he will show the company how it can price everything to attract customers. The networks will be put to better use, and the company will be in a much better position to affect change on the market. Coriant will be very competitive, and Coriant will have phones that people want to buy. Retail and network success comes with help from Shaygan Kheradpir, and he will make sure that everyone who buys from Coriant is satisfied.

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