This is a reoccuring Series. Felicia Jones, Founder of Next Level Technology Foundation has arranged for us to speak with Gene C. Waddy, Chief Executive Officer of DIVERSANT LLC. Gene will be at the BDPA National Convention in D.C and will be a future panelist on the Atlanta IT Executive Forum 2016.
Gene 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.
Gene was raised in New Jersey. Gene attended Fairleigh Dickinson University where he earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering.
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. Gene believes that each person should set his or her own destiny. On this episode he will be telling us about Diversant’s history, their vision, the trends of the IT job market and advice for your job search.