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John Goullet

Diversant’s Chairman John Goullet Shares Entrepreneurship Advice to Young Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship is challenging and comes with difference obstacles without the help of successful entrepreneurs sharing their life experiences and advice. John Goullet, Chairman of Diversant, a staffing firm headquartered in Red Bank, N.J. has 22 plus years in the IT employment placement industry. He discovered his mistakes in his early career as a professional and business owner and shares advice with prospective entrepreneurs. During an interview with Ideamensh, in November 2016, he discusses his ideas for Diversant, as well as, building successful businesses.

When John Goullet founded Info Technologies in 1994 he became successful and grew one of the greatest IT staffing firms in the United States. By 1999, the firm generated $30 million and a merger eventually happened in 2005 to combine Diversant Inc. and Info. Now that he’s serving as Chairman and Principal of Diversant LLC, the new name of both entities he shares new ideas. Although, he had similar ideas during the formation of his previous company, Mr. Goullet says the new idea for Diversant is constant observation of the present labor markets. He also emphasized on major facts pertaining to the information technology profession; including shortage of professionals and its increased demand to fill positions.

As the demand for IT professionals continues to rise in the United States, especially in the transformation of the medical industry, Diversant is prepared to meet those challenges. The firm selects the best qualified candidates and ensure they have training, support, and accessibility to matching information technology positions. John Goullet said to Ideamensh that their team are continuously searching for the latest technologies in highest demand in national markets. They are able to build a stream of skill sets to enhance IT professionals’ expertise required by their clientele.

The most intriguing part of the interview with Ideamensh is the advice he offers to young and prospective entrepreneurs. He advises them to learn from his past mistakes of neglecting to hire sales representatives and executives. John Goullet admitted he did not hold the team hired accountable for their actions which cost the company as a final result. He discussed other failures as an entrepreneur, including neglecting to form a board of advisors and to invest in training more associates.