Where Are They Now: Jeff Gaudet, Class of 1984

February 1st, 2009

Jeff Gaudet, Class of ‘84′, is the founder and president of ASP Staffing located in Centennial Park, Peabody MA. ASP Staffing is a permanent placement agency that matches quality companies looking for qualified professional candidates in the accounting, sales, and insurance industries”.

The College Years and Beyond

After graduating from Classical, Jeff entered UMass Amherst, and later transferred to UMass Boston earning a BA Degree in Sociology. After graduating from UMass Boston, he worked for four years at Lanier World Wide, a Fortune 100 company specializing in the global sales of office systems and equipment. Upon leaving World Wide, Jeff went to work for Knight Rider (now known as Ikon), a litigation support company. While at Knight Rider, Jeff worked to aid companies in litigation to discover, publish, and disseminate relevant evidence information.

In 1993, Jeff bought a house in Lynn and a few weeks later married his wife Lori. Their first child Jennifer was born in 1995 and their second child, Josilyn, followed in 1997.

In 1997 Jeff left Ikon to work for American Personnel/Accountsource, a head hunting permanent placement company. All was going well as Jeff’s family was growing and his was career continued to advanced at American Personnel. Then in 2001, their daughter Josilyn was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis.

Over the next couple of years Josilyn and her family endured a total of 34 weeks in the hospital to treat her condition. Jeff still managed to continued to maintain strong career advancement and by 2002, he was the Director of the company’s Permanent Placement Division and overseeing the company’s recruiters.

A Change of Plans:

In 2004, resulting from the challenges Jeff and his family now faced, Jeff began to believe that he was investing too much of himself into his job and not enough into his family. It was at this time that he and his wife Lori decided he should leave American Personnel/Accountsource and open his own placement company.

In 2005, Jeff opened ASP Staffing in downtown Lynn. The successful growth of his company led to the opening of an ASP Staffing branch office in Holliston Ma.  while ASP headquarters moved to Centennial Park Peabody Ma. Jeff is proud of the fact that his company has successfully worked with many Classical grads to find them new and better employment.

Today, Josilyn is doing well. Jeff credits her doctors and the CF Foundation for her current well-being. Josilyn is now 11 years old and is a student at Sisson Elememtary School in Lynn, MA. Her older sister Jennifer is now 13 years old, and is a student at Pickering Middle School in Lynn, MA. Both are young athletes active in softball, Pop Warner Football, skiing, swimming, horseback riding and track, and according to Jeff, are super students.

Jeff and Lori are strong advocates and fund raisers for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, pointing out that the Foundation is recognized as the number one non-profit foundation in the world, with ninety cents of every dollar going to find a cure for CF.

Jeff, keep up the fight.

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