Anyone will tell you that it takes a team effort in order for any type of business to succeed. Everyone has to pitch in, do their part, and work hard in order for everything to run smoothly and successfully. Diversant, an IT staffing company, knows that full well. That is why they have assembled a leadership and advisory board, so they can have the best of the best. With everyone having input and a say in things, they ensure that the company can reach its full potential. There isn’t one voice, as there are many voices and they are all different and unique. After all, that is what the company is all about, as their motto is being empowered by difference.
John Goullet is different and that is a good word and a good thing. If everyone were the same and acted the same, the world would be a pretty boring and dull place. He is the principal executive of the company. At one point in his career, he ran his own company by the name of Info Technologies, and they would find solutions for Fortune 500 companies. That is quite a bit of responsibility and a lot of people might not have what it takes to handle that. John always liked the challenge and saw it as solving a puzzle. He knew there was a solution out there, and it was just a matter of finding it.
He brings these skills and a great deal of confidence over to Diversant and they could not be happier to have him on board. Someone with his level of experience, talent, and knowledge doesn’t just walk through the door every day. He saw something in the company, and he wanted to be a part of it and see it through. He is glad he made that decision as he knows he is making a real difference not only in the IT world but within the company as well.
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Mike Baur, one of the founders of the Swiss Start-up Factory, a company that seeks out digital entrepreneurs to provide them with coaching, mentoring, and office spaces in the heart of Zurich in an effort to boost their careers, has around 20 years of experience in the banking industry. He is also responsible for raising funds and aiding to the finances of the Swiss Start-up Factory.
From a young age, Mike Baur grew up in the Switzerland region with a strong fascination in Banking and Finance. He spent two decades working his way up the ranks from just a commercial apprentice until he attained the status of executive board member at a large Swiss Private Bank. From there, in 2014, and at the age of 39, Mike Baur left his banking career and helped found the Swiss Start-up Factory which would go on to become the number one privately financed Startup Accelerator in Switzerland.
This next step, a true gamble, has proven widely influential and successful for both Mike Baur, his partners, and rising entrepreneurs.
The Swiss Start-up Factory is affectionately called a factory because the purpose is to, essentially manufacture new businesses. The hope is to give aspiring business men and women a leg up and teach them how to roll up their sleeves and work hard for success. In many ways, Mike Baur considers himself lucky to have been in the banking business when he was, although that does not at all diminish the hard work he put in to achieve his status.
Success is a combination of many things. Still, when it comes down to the individual it is all about being hands-on, professional, and getting the work done in any way possible. From time to time, there may be risks that need to be taken. If there is anything that one can learn from Mike Baur it’s that even after steadily rising for 20 years, a little risk can go a long way.