Our culture is what sets us apart. We value individuality and want the office to be a place where you can be yourself. Here, you’ll be surrounded by colleagues who bring their whole selves to work, and are committed to each other and our communities. Whether it’s volunteering at a homeless shelter or empowering the next generation of tech leaders, giving back is an important part of who we are. We love what we do and we’re always looking for passionate, creative people who can help us achieve even more.
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Equity, Inclusion & Diversity at RSI
Rural Sourcing’s ambition is to have a workforce representative of the cities in which it operates and to have an inclusive workforce where all colleagues feel welcome and valued. These goals led to the formation of our EI&D Council – a group that solicits engagement across the organization, sets the EI&D framework, metrics and goals, and develops initiatives to achieve progress – internally, within local communities, and within the technology industry at-large.
Sarah Falzone is a Talent Acquisition Consultant based in our Buffalo Development Center. She’s been working in the tech industry for four years and loves helping people find careers that fit their interests and passions. Her favorite part about working at RSI is the culture. “Everyone is so welcoming and down to earth here!”
When she’s not working, Sarah loves to work out and has run two half marathons in the past! She also enjoys traveling and one of her bucket list items is to get to all 50 states. Thanks, Sarah, for making Rural Sourcing a great place to work!
Fun Fact: Sarah has mentioned how lucky she was to grow up with all of her parents, grandparents and even great-grandparents. Her great grandparents lived to be 102, 99, 96 and 88!
Buxees Singh is a Senior Consultant based in our Buffalo Development Center, who started at Rural Sourcing in early 2022. He has many areas of expertise including Java, C# and DBA. Buxees loves the collaborative nature of his colleagues and how people are willing to help each other across the company. He says the best part about his job is the work-life balance and the engagement from our management team.
Outside of his role at RSI, he loves playing chess and doing math contest problems for fun. Thanks, Buxees, for making Rural Sourcing a great place to work!
Fun Fact: Buxees loves to do karaoke and it’s actually where he met his wife!
Joe Obergfell is a Senior Consultant in our Buffalo Development Center. He’s worked in tech for 16 years and has expertise in Database, C#/VB, Powershell and Batch. He joined RSI in 2021 and chose to work here because of the ability to work from home, the strong culture and growth opportunities. Joe loves being able to converse with and learn from so many different developers across the country.
Outside of work, Joe loves playing Switch and despite avoiding learning a foreign language by taking programming classes in school, he’s proud to say that he actually married someone that can speak multiple languages AND has a degree in programming! Thanks, Joe, for making Rural Sourcing a great place to work.
Fun Fact: Joe set five pool records his senior year of high school.
Kathy Merten is a Senior Consultant in Rural Sourcing’s Baton Rouge Development Center who’s currently working as a business analyst for one of our multinational logistics clients. She’s been in technology for over 20 years, having started as a developer for JCPenney, before transitioning to becoming a business analyst. Kathy joined Rural Sourcing in 2021 and says that the best part of her job is working with “amazing, smart, motivated people who actually have the best of intentions. People actively try to lift each other up and strive to make RSI a better place to work.” She adds, “I absolutely love RSI’s motto of bringing your whole self to work. I love that RSI welcomes colleagues’ input into many aspects of day-to-day work and life.” Kathy is also the chairperson of Rural Sourcing’s Equity Inclusion & Diversity (EI&D) Council and started the disAbility Allies Colleague Resource Group to give a voice to disabled colleagues.
Outside of work, Kathy’s passion is rescuing and fostering kittens until they’re old enough and/or healthy enough to be adopted into their forever homes. “It’s an immensely rewarding experience and I encourage anyone to find a local shelter or rescue and volunteer in some way.” Kathy’s also a voracious reader and likes to cook, crochet and knit. Thanks, Kathy, for making Rural Sourcing a great place to work!
Fun Fact: At one point, Kathy had four of her own cats plus seven foster kittens of various ages in her two-bedroom townhouse. “My home was never so much fun!”
Brendan Shaw is a Senior Consultant at Rural Sourcing and has been in technology for over 17 years. He chose to work at RSI because of the ability to work remotely and still have a strong work culture. Plus, “Working with diverse and wildly interesting people never gets old.” He also loves that “every individual, from the CEO to the directors to the folks you work beside day-to-day is approachable, open and willing to help however they can.”
Outside of work, Brendan enjoys studying game design and game systems and has been an avid runner and video/board gamer, but now spends most of his time with his two young kids when he’s not working. Thanks, Brendan, for making Rural Sourcing a great place to work!
Fun Fact: Brendan created rethemed versions of the games Love Letter (Doctor Who theme) and Coup (Battlestar Galactica theme) and had them professionally printed as his wedding favors.
Mike Kenway is a Senior UX Designer at Rural Sourcing and specializes in interaction design and accessibility. He loves working at Rural Sourcing because “the people here are so insanely kind. Everyone makes time for you and is supportive all the way from C-Level through new hires. RSI really takes care to hire good people and it shows.” Mike says the best part of his job is creating a great experience for the end customer of the products he creates and for his clients, too.
When he’s not working, Mike is the vocalist in a rock band, an avid podcaster and show host and loves running tabletop games. “Many of these things come to fruition in an annual charity event I host where we broadcast a collection of video games, tabletop games and silly skits for 24 hours straight. Last year we raised almost $2,500!” Thanks, Mike, for making Rural Sourcing a great place to work.
Fun Fact: Mike met his wife through a bunch of random people he stumbled on in an airport in 2016!
Glen Davis is a Senior Consultant who’s worked at Rural Sourcing since 2020. The best part of his job is collaborating with his talented teammates and “growing professionally through exposure to various tech and to colleagues with a broad range of skills.” He loves that RSI “treats colleagues like grown-ups, fostering mutual respect and camaraderie.”
When he’s not working, Glen is quite the photographer! He also enjoys writing, watching old movies and science fiction. He has an eclectic taste in music “which I explore every day” and he’s also run several marathons. Thanks, Glen, for making Rural Sourcing a great place to work!
Fun Fact: One dark night, Glen scared the daylights out of his adult kids and friends by jumping out at them while wearing his gorilla suit as they were venturing back from the woods after exploring a “haunted” trailer. (Glen says “It’s surprising how often a gorilla suit comes in handy when you have one.”)
Classically Trained Vocalist | Former Theme Park Performer
Kimberli Bray is the Talent Acquisition Operations Manager at Rural Sourcing and manages all the scheduling for RSI’s interview process. She chose to work here because of the mission. “I’m passionate about bringing more opportunities where they may not otherwise have existed. I’m proud to play a small role in showing how awesome our diverse culture is.” Kimberli says the best part of her job is being part of the talent acquisition team. “Our director Cherilyn has provided the most inclusive environment for us to share thoughts and ideas. There’s a sense of support here that you just don’t experience everywhere.” Outside of work, Kimberli loves to discover new restaurants in Atlanta (date night with her husband is her favorite!)
As we celebrate Black History Month, for Kimberli, it’s a time of reflection and pride. “There’s always something new to learn about the contributions Black Americans have made to this country. There’s also something special about acknowledging the rich history Black Americans have and continuing to educate the nation about our culture.” Kimberli looks up to Morgan DeBaun, a black woman who created a platform and conference called AfroTech. “She’s an inspiration and a great example of what it looks like when we create our own spaces and advocate for our culture.”
Fun Fact: Kimberli worked as a theme park performer for many years! “I played various roles throughout that time including Tweety Bird, Bugs Bunny and even a country music singer. But my favorite role was playing Zambora of the jungle during Halloween. This was an optical illusion that transformed me from girl to gorilla. It was so cool and slightly terrifying to the audience.”