The Career of Entrepreneur John Goullet
John Goullet started his career as an IT Consultant, made his way into IT Staffing, and is today is the Principal of Diversant LLC. Diversant is a large IT staffing firm that has offices in states across the United States. Since joining the company in 2010 Goullet has led it into being one of the fastest growing private companies in the US, according to Inc. Magazine.
John Goullet obtained his Master’s degree in Computer Science from Ursinus College in Collegeville Pennsylvania. He then worked as an IT Consultant for about 11 years when he then switched over to the field of IT Staffing. Due to working these two sides of IT he was able to build a deep knowledge of the industry and market trends. He went on to found IT Staffing company Info Technologies and provided staffing solutions to S&P 500 corporations as well as mid-market companies. He then decided to partner with Diversant and together they were able to expand their reach and revenues.
In an interview with ideamensch Goullet goes over his thoughts about IT Staffing and entrepreneurship. His biggest advise to do over and over again as an entrepreneur is to look at what the best run companies are doing and then emulate their best practices. He also advises that you need to hire the very best people you can, and give them a stake in the company. He also emphasizes having a largest group of trainees that you can and to create a culture of responsibility in your company.
He believes that new government regulations are business opportunities in the services industry. He states that any time the government comes out with new regulations there is a way to use them as a moment of opportunity for your business. He is also a firm believer in “productive paranoia”, which is a mentality to cultivate where you believe your competition is always one step ahead and so you need to push yourself and your company ever harder.