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There are a number of technology staffing firms that work with companies looking to hire professionals in the tech industry. However, one of the top firms is Diversant. For over two decades, Diversant has provided expert guidance for companies looking to hire top talent in the technology industry. With its core values of diversity, discipline and teamwork, the firm looks to make sure that all of the needs of its clients are always met. Diversant provides assistance to companies in a variety of different industries that are looking for tech professionals. With the help form Diversant, a number of client companies have been able to get the personnel they need in order to run their technology departments more efficiently.

Like all other organizations, Diversant has its own leadership that provides its overall direction. The individual who currently heads Diversant is John Goullet. He is among the top executives in the technology industry. With his years of experience, he has been able to amass a considerable amount of knowledge of what companies need in terms of technology personnel. Goullet is also very aware of what companies need in terms of the latest software too. As a result, John routinely evaluates the clients and their needs for technology staffing. He then urges his staff to look for the best technology workers around. John also encourages his staff to use the core values of discipline and teamwork in order to reach the goals of both Diversant and the client companies it serves.

Before John became the principal of Diversant, he ran his own staffing firm in the technology industry. The firm was a success and he would eventually merge it with Diversant. Goullet started his own staffing firm after noticing a demand for technology professionals with specialized skills. By the middle of the 1990’s, Goullet saw an opportunity to meet a growing demand. Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, Goullet worked for a number of computing companies for many years. He worked as a consultant in which he would help the computing companies by advising them on what hardware and software to use on a regular basis.

 

Dick Devos, philanthropist, president of Amway, and former owner of the Orlando Magic, is known for his involvement in community and education causes throughout Western Michigan. His foundation supports religious schools, arts festivals, community groups and churches as well. Devos is also an amateur pilot with an interest in aviation. As such, he supports the Western Michigan Aviation Academy.

The Western Michigan Aviation Academy works with High School Students to teach them about flying, engineering and other aspects of flight. The students can work towards their college degree while attenting the school. The Western Michigan Aviation Academy entered into an articulation agreement with Northwestern Michigan College in 2014.

Students who go through the Western Michigan Aviation Academy and then register with Northwestern Michigan College receive eight credits towards their degree. After earning an associate’s degree from NMC, they can transfer their credits to earn a bachelor’s degree in business with a focus on aviation.
WMAA does more than just focus on aviation. Any student who is interested in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math fields can enroll. Dick DeVos Academy provides them with an enrichment opportunity.

The academy started in 2012, and its first graduates left the academy in 2014. It can hold approximately 412 students at any given time, and the articulation agreement helps students coming out of high school decrease the amount of time they need to spend in college.

Dick DeVos continues his community involvement throughout Western Michigan and serves on the boards of many local governments. Dick once ran for governor of Michigan, although is campaign bid was not successful. He continues to serve as president of Amway, a home-marketing company that offers supplements and health products to people around the world.