Consultant Profile: Darren Deslatte
In talking to Resolvit Principal Consultant Darren Deslatte about his work, the thing that comes across most clearly is his passion—not only for the duties of his job, but also his role as a problem solver and critical resource within a large organization.
As a Senior Vulnerability Management Engineer, Darren leads a team of three Resolvit consultants providing dedicated service to a major financial services customer. Darren’s team reviews, ingests, and analyzes vulnerability data from the company’s Windows servers to deliver weekly reports on current vulnerabilities. They also provide patching and other routine support, and are proactive in architecting, building, and implementing solutions.
Darren got his start while enrolled at LSU, as a student worker in the campus IT department. He began as a helpdesk technician, then later transitioned to field and lab support. He found similar work after graduation, eventually becoming a systems administrator for a prominent law firm. During this time, he developed a deep interest in cybersecurity and vulnerability management. “I was keeping up with the latest technologies,” he says, “even if they weren’t what I was doing day to day. I just always found it really interesting.” When Resolvit presented him with an opportunity to fully dedicate himself to the field, he jumped at the chance.
“In my previous jobs, I was expected to be more of a ‘jack of all trades’ and cover several areas. To be able to focus on what I’m passionate about, and feel like I’m able to do it extensively well, has been really nice.” Darren appreciates the latitude he’s given to lead and make decisions for his team. “Resolvit recognizes expertise and talent, and lets you run with it.”
Darren is a movie buff, avid home cook, and dedicated LSU fan. He’s also the recent father of a ten-month-old daughter. Working as a Resolvit consultant offers flexibility, which has been important to achieving work-life balance. “I’m able to work from home the majority of the time. So when I’m taking a break or having lunch, it means I’m able to spend time with my daughter that I wouldn’t get if I were on site every day. That’s pretty rare, and special. It’s another reason why I enjoy my job so much.”