Michael Cohn, Co-founder of Cloud Sherpas, Joins Rural Sourcing Board of Directors
ATLANTA, May 11, 2016 – Rural Sourcing, the leading provider of US-based IT outsourcing services, today announced that Michael Cohn has been appointed to its Board of Directors.
Cohn co-founded Cloud Sherpas in 2008. As a member of the senior leadership team he was responsible for global marketing and helping scale the business to more than 1,100 employees before its purchase by Accenture in 2015.
“Michael’s marketing and entrepreneurial experience will be a great asset for Rural Sourcing as we continue to grow and position the company as a cost-competitive alternative for offshore technology services,” said Monty Hamilton, chief executive office at Rural Sourcing. “His success in developing and leading companies with cloud-based solutions into successful global organizations as well as his marketing technology background will add a unique and guiding perspective.”
Cohn was recently named Managing Director at Techstars Atlanta. He also serves as a mentor at Atlanta Tech Village and advises several startups, including Terminus, Groundfloor and Storj. He is on the Board of Directors at Venture Atlanta and is an advisor to the Emory Impact Investing Group. Cohn received a bachelor’s degree in biology from Binghamton University and a master’s degree in marketing from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University.
“Rural Sourcing’s model of bringing technology jobs back to the United States is one that I’m really excited to champion,” said Michael Cohn. “The impact this organization has on local economies and communities is huge and I look forward to helping it grow and become even more successful in years to come.”
About Rural Sourcing
Rural Sourcing, backed by Bain Capital Double Impact, is the leading provider of outsourced digital engineering to build, deploy and support critical business and cloud-based software. Rural Sourcing’s unique onshore delivery model is 100 percent U.S.-based, accessing untapped technology talent in Middle America cities. By providing an alternative to offshore outsourcing, Rural Sourcing eliminates the obstacles of time zones, distance, language, and geopolitical risks. Scrum-as-a-ServiceTM, Rural Sourcing’s unique engagement framework for Agile software development, provides rapid and flexible deployment of multidisciplinary teams via an elastic consumption model and predictable monthly pricing. The company provides world-class solutions for technology-centric and Fortune 1000 clients across various industries including healthcare, technology, logistics, financial services and pharmaceutical.