CEO of Rural Sourcing Announced as Finalist for Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019 Award in the Southeast
Monty Hamilton finds success in purpose-driven IT solutionsATLANTA (June 19, 2019) – EY today announced that Monty Hamilton, CEO of Rural Sourcing is a finalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019 Award in the Southeast. Widely considered one of the most prestigious business awards programs in the U.S., the program recognizes entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies who are excelling in their areas of expertise, while also transforming the world.Rural Sourcing was founded 10 years ago in a “tin shack” in Arkansas. Over the past few years, Hamilton has grown the company approximately 600 software developers through six development centers around the country. This growth can be attributed to Hamilton’s thoughtful leadership and the company’s commitment to delivering results through mission-driven IT solutions."Americans should not have to choose between vocation and location," said Monty Hamilton, CEO of Rural Sourcing. "At Rural Sourcing, we want to bring high-paying technology jobs to the heart of the country to ensure that we are prepared for the future and can compete globally. It is this singular focus that drives me and continues to guide our company as we grow."Recently in response to exponential growth in demand for its services, Rural Sourcing has opened two new development centers in Oklahoma City and Fort Wayne, Ind. As it continues its mission to bring technology jobs onshore to Middle America, RSI is providing opportunities for thousands of Americans to build careers in technology.Hamilton was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at the Coca-Cola Roxy in Atlanta, Georgia. Now in its 33rd year, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities and more than 60 countries throughout the world. Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National competition. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 16, 2019. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.About Entrepreneur Of The Year®Entrepreneur Of The Year®, founded by EY, is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs. The program makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global awards program of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities and more than 60 countries. ey.com/eoy
WhiteHat Security and Rural Sourcing Partner to Offer First One-stop Solution for Identifying and Remediating Application Security Threats
SAN JOSE, Calif., May 14, 2019--WhiteHat Security, the leading application security provider committed to securing digital business, today announced that it has partnered with Rural Sourcing, the leading provider of US-based IT outsourcing services, to offer the industry’s first one-stop solution to identify and remediate application level exposures.The two companies will combine the comprehensive, SaaS-based WhiteHat Application Security Platform with Rural Sourcing’s vulnerability remediation services to alleviate the challenges of DevSecOps and help organizations enjoy the benefits of digital transformation without the security headaches."Companies looking to secure their digital business are acutely aware of application level vulnerabilities but lack the resources to identify and fix them in a timely manner," said Derek Perry, vice president, Innovation at Rural Sourcing. "Whether utilizing inhouse or offshore resources, there are significant challenges to overcome, which can be addressed by sourcing IT resources onshore. WhiteHat and Rural Sourcing bring a unique combination of technology and talent, which can identify and remediate application-based threats, ensuring a company’s digital business is properly defended."The WhiteHat Application Security Platform provides the services required to secure the entire software lifecycle (SLC) from the development/test phase through deployment and operation. The technologies include1) software composition analysis (SCA), which identifies where reusable components are within applications and detects any vulnerabilities present, 2) static application security testing (SAST) for scanning source code of the most commonly-used programming languages, identifying vulnerabilities, and providing actionable vulnerability reports, and 3) dynamic application security testing (DAST), which continuously scans websites as they evolve, providing automatic detection and assessment of code changes and alerting for newly discovered vulnerabilities.The platform pulls from 18 years of data on application vulnerabilities and more than 100 million verified attack vectors identified by the WhiteHat Threat Research Center.Now, the partnership with Rural Sourcing enables organizations to take application security one step further. Joint customers will have access to hundreds of Rural Sourcing’s application development experts that scan the vulnerabilities identified by WhiteHat and implement the fix, saving time and resources. "The WhiteHat platform was designed to enable true DevSecOps and help companies catch critical vulnerabilities in their code before it’s too late," said Debbie Klett, director of Channels, WhiteHat Security. "While we’ve always provided guidance on remediating these issues, the Rural Sourcing partnership will enable customers to leave that final step in the hands of some of the industry’s top experts, so they can focus on growing their business. We are thrilled to begin this joint effort in making application security more accessible for all organizations."This integration is now available through the companies’ direct sales teams and through the WhiteHat Security Partnership Program’s DevSecOps Level 2 and 3 partners in the U.S. and EMEA.Both companies have recently garnered significant industry recognition. Rural Sourcing was named a Gartner "Cool Vendor," and WhiteHat won three categories from Cyber Defense Magazine’s 2019 InfoSec Awards for Best Product, Web Application Security; Most Innovative, Software Security Tools; and Best Product, Application Security Testing; was named a Contender in The Forrester Wave™: Software Composition Analysis, Q2 2019; and its partner program was given a five-star rating in CRN’s 2019 Partner Program Guide. About WhiteHat SecurityWhiteHat Security has honed its 18 years of experience in the application security space to provide developers with the tools and services they need to write and deliver the most secure software at the speed of business. The award-winning WhiteHat Application Security Platform, which has been featured on the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing for the last five years, is empowering true DevSecOps by continuously assessing the risk for organizations’ software assets and helping them to embed security throughout–and beyond– the software life cycle (SLC). The company is based in San Jose, California, with regional offices across the U.S. and Europe. For more information on WhiteHat Security, please visit www.whitehatsec.com, and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.
Rural Sourcing Opens 5th Development Center
Brings 150 jobs to Oklahoma CityOKLAHOMA CITY (May 1, 2019) – Today, Rural Sourcing, the leading provider of US-based IT outsourcing services, opened a new development center in Oklahoma City. This marks the fifth development center for the company. As it continues its mission to bring technology jobs onshore and to middle America, Rural Sourcing is providing opportunities for thousands of Americans to build careers in technology.Rural Sourcing, along with Governor Kevin Stitt and Oklahoma City leaders cut the ribbon on the new development center in the heart of Oklahoma City. When fully staffed, the center will house 150 professionals, who will bring world-class IT development and support to Fortune 1000 companies across the U.S. In the first year alone, this facility represents a $7 million investment in the community."We are at a critical junction in the economic health of our country," said Monty Hamilton, CEO of Rural Sourcing. "We cannot continue to push our technology jobs overseas or just large coastal cities. By bringing these high-paying positions to the heart of our country, we are creating a workforce that is prepared for the future and can compete globally. Oklahoma City and the talented workforce are an important part of our strategy to bring jobs onshore."The development center will be located in the Rock Island Plow building. Rural Sourcing chose this location for its strategic, downtown location and historical significance. The building was constructed in 1909 by the Rock Island Railroad Corporation of Chicago and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. In keeping with Rural Sourcing tradition and the vision of its CEO, Rural Sourcing chooses revitalized locations over brand new buildings in its efforts to reuse existing space to mesh American history with the future of technology."Oklahoma City was chosen over nearly 50 other cities -- what a testament to the pro-business policies that Oklahoma has to offer," said Gov. Kevin Stitt. "It is exciting to see so many new technology jobs be created in our state, helping us to diversify our economy. I look forward to working with Rural Sourcing to ensure their success in our state."The Oklahoma City development center is an important step forward for Rural Sourcing’s long-term growth strategy. In March, Bain Capital Double Impact, the impact investing business of Bain Capital acquired a majority stake in Rural Sourcing, allowing the company to further scale its national footprint and digital service offerings while creating high-quality jobs and new technology corridors across the country. With the support of Bain Capital, Rural Sourcing will continue to create new development centers and bring technology jobs back to the U.S.
Bain Capital Double Impact Makes Flagship Community Building Investment in Rural Sourcing
Partnership Will Bring Additional Software Development and IT Jobs to Midsize and Smaller CitiesNew Capital to Further Scale Company’s Geographic Footprint and Digital Service OfferingsATLANTA and BOSTON – March 26, 2019 – Bain Capital Double Impact, the impact investing business of Bain Capital, today announced it has acquired a majority stake in Rural Sourcing, a leading provider of onshore outsourced digital technology and IT services that taps talent located in small and mid-size cities across America. The partnership will allow Rural Sourcing to further scale its national footprint and digital service offerings while creating high-quality jobs and new technology corridors across the country. Rural Sourcing will continue to operate under its current management team, who remain significant investors in the company. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed.Founded in 2004, Rural Sourcing provides software development services to a diversified portfolio of blue-chip clients from six onshore delivery centers located in Mobile, Ala.; Augusta, Ga.; Jonesboro, Ark.; Albuquerque, N.M.; Oklahoma City, Okla.; Fort Wayne, Ind.; with headquarters in Atlanta, Ga. The company offers a growing suite of software development capabilities including application development, cloud migration, application security, web and mobile UX design and legacy modernization services. Rural Sourcing professionals deliver a closely-integrated, cost-efficient, and agile approach to remote IT execution that enterprises increasingly demand. By providing these services onshore, the company helps bridge the gap between businesses and the technology expertise they need to grow, with an attractive customer value proposition, while advancing its mission of bringing high quality technology jobs back to the U.S. “We’ve been impressed by Bain Capital Double Impact’s commitment to bringing workforce development into the 21st century and their recognition that our business model nurtures the growth of new technology hubs across the country, ensuring that talented professionals shouldn’t have to choose location over vocation,” said Monty Hamilton, CEO of Rural Sourcing. “This partnership will help to drive our expansion into new geographies and add new high-value digital and cloud solutions as we continue to build Rural Sourcing into a leading provider of cost-efficient onshore IT services for Fortune 1000 companies.”Bain Capital has deep investing experience across the technology and digital services sector, with a long track record of investing in and adding value to companies such as Bellsystem24, Brillio, Blue Coat, BMC Software, Central Square, Genpact, QuEST Global Services, SunGard Data Systems, Vertafore, Viewpoint, and Waystar.“Monty and his team recognized that several industry trends reinforced the value proposition of onshore IT outsourcing, including the transition towards fast-paced, agile software development cycles and new workforce strategy models. Rural Sourcing has developed a powerful onshore business model to capitalize on this wave by leveraging a strong talent base in mid-size metro areas in the United States”, said Iain Ware, Principal at Bain Capital Double Impact. “Fostering high-quality employment opportunities is a bedrock of our community building thesis and we look forward to partnering with Rural Sourcing to grow the business, create jobs and catalyze growing technology communities in these cities.”Committed debt financing for the transaction was provided by Bank of Montreal. Morris, Manning, & Martin LLP provided legal representation to Rural Sourcing and Goodwin Procter represented Bain Capital Double Impact.###About Bain Capital Double ImpactBain Capital Double Impact (www.baincapitaldoubleimpact.com) is the impact investing strategy of Bain Capital, a leading global private investment firm. Bain Capital Double Impact utilizes Bain Capital’s proven, deep diligence, value-added approach to build great companies that deliver both competitive financial returns and meaningful, measurable social and environmental good. Bain Capital Double Impact focuses on health & wellness, sustainability, and community building to create long-term value and meaningful impact at scale. Its goal is to enable the next phase of financial and impact growth for our partner companies, which are solving critical social problems, and doing so profitably. We believe that our value-added approach, experienced team, and broad platform expertise will help our partner companies to thrive.Contact:For Bain Capital Double Impact: Edward De Sciora Stanton email@example.com
Rural Sourcing Hires Kevin Ashworth as New Delivery Executive
ATLANTA, March 5, 2019 –Rural Sourcing, the leading provider of US-based IT outsourcing services, has named Kevin Ashworth as delivery executive, a newly created position to address the continued growth of the company.As the new delivery executive, Kevin will join the Client Services team and will act as a trusted advisor. He will work closely with internal functional teams and client executives to understand client objectives and ensure successful delivery of IT projects."Kevin's background working in both independent and embedded professional services organizations with large enterprises business and technology is experience we need to further accelerate the rapid growth of our largest clients," said Scott Monnig, vice president of professional services at Rural Sourcing. "In addition, his deep experience with service organizations will be an excellent complement to our delivery leadership team and the continued growth of our professional services colleagues."Kevin most recently served as the vice president of customer success for Bottomline Technologies, overseeing their transformation to an agile SaaS on-boarding model in both their commercial banking and online accounts. His previous experience includes leadership roles at Advisor Advantage Company, Pegasystems, and ACI Worldwide with business and technology knowledge within the airline, telecommunications, financial services, government, services, and manufacturing industries.
Rural Sourcing to Expand its Footprint with a New Software Development Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana
ATLANTA, December 7, 2018 – Rural Sourcing, the leading provider of US-based IT outsourcing services, will open its sixth software development center in Fort Wayne, Indiana. This is the second announcement of its kind from Rural Sourcing in less than two months. The center will create 130 software development jobs for the city and state.“Fort Wayne was a natural selection for us given the priority Governor Holcomb has placed on a ‘21st Century skilled and ready workforce,’ indicating the state's commitment to developing and attaining the skill set that we require,” said Monty Hamilton, CEO of Rural Sourcing. “Our exponential growth is due to increasing client demand to provide onshore, domestic technology solutions as organizations shift towards digital and cloud solutions.”"Here in the Crossroads of America, Indiana is perfectly positioned to help companies like Rural Sourcing grow their operations and connect with customers across the country,” said Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch. “As the Hoosier economy continues to diversify, we’re seeing unprecedented advancements as companies across all industries develop and apply new technologies and innovations, ensuring that Rural Sourcing will have access to the skilled workforce it needs to grow. We are thrilled to add Rural Sourcing to our growing tech sector and look forward to the company’s partnership as we take northeast Indiana to the next level.”Rural Sourcing typically invests an average of $35 million over the course of five years into the city where its software development center is located. As a conscientious corporate citizen, it additionally supports STEM programs, coding camps and local schools through mentorships and volunteer time. “Our goal is to be a catalyst for all types of technology initiatives and investments, especially those that seek to broaden the diversity of the workforce. We are excited to begin working with Fort Wayne organizations to support and give back to the community,” said Hamilton."We're looking forward to welcoming Rural Sourcing to Fort Wayne as we continue to experience job growth and substantial private investments," said Mayor Tom Henry. "Adding a new software development center in Fort Wayne enhances our position as a point of destination city for innovative jobs and unique economic development opportunities."Rural Sourcing is headquartered in Atlanta, GA and has additional software development centers in Albuquerque, NM, Augusta, GA, Jonesboro, AR, Mobile, AL, and Oklahoma City, OK. To learn more about open positions in Fort Wayne, visit https://www.ruralsourcing.com/careers/.
Rural Sourcing to Bring 150 Technology Jobs to Oklahoma City
ATLANTA, October 25, 2018 – Rural Sourcing, the leading provider of US-based IT outsourcing services, is excited to officially announce that it will open its fifth development center in Oklahoma City. The center will create 150 software development jobs that will provide solutions to its Fortune 1000 and technology clients. This decision equates to over a $7 million dollar investment in the first year into the community and reinforces Rural Sourcing’s mission of creating thousands of jobs in the U.S.“We chose Oklahoma City because it has a rich and diverse talent pool, supportive city leadership, and a tech scene where we can become a catalyst for growth,” said Monty Hamilton, CEO of Rural Sourcing. “The city also has an abundance of local schools and universities that are willing to partner with us on their software development curriculum so that we can grow the overall technology workforce and further strengthen our position in the marketplace.”“We are excited to welcome Rural Sourcing to our community,” said Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt. “Their investment in our people, their presence in one of our historic buildings and their commitment to helping grow our future workforce signifies their determination to be a strong corporate citizen and contributor to Oklahoma City’s growth.”“I am glad to welcome Rural Sourcing to Oklahoma City and the Oklahoma community," said Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin. "The fact Oklahoma City prevailed over 49 other cities is another indication that our economic pro-business policies are diversifying Oklahoma's economy by helping attract a wide variety of jobs and businesses to the state. Oklahoma is proud to have this software development company, and we look forward to a long and successful partnership with the company and its employees."The new center will be located in the Rock Island Plow building, which was chosen for its strategic, downtown location and its historical significance. The building was constructed in 1909 by the Rock Island Railroad Corporation of Chicago and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. In keeping with Rural Sourcing tradition and the vision of its CEO, Rural Sourcing chooses revitalized locations over brand new buildings in its efforts to reuse existing space to mesh American history with the future of technology. “As we become invested within a community, it is important that we create an innovative and collaborative environment for our colleagues that reminds us not only where we came from but where we are going,” said Hamilton.Rural Sourcing is headquartered in Atlanta, GA and has additional software development centers in Albuquerque, NM, Augusta, GA, Jonesboro, AR and Mobile, AL. To learn more about open positions in Oklahoma City, visit https://www.ruralsourcing.com/careers/.
Rural Sourcing Receives the Elite Award for Communication and Shared Vision as well as Named One of Atlanta’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®, for the Fourth Consecutive Year.
ATLANTA, June 29, 2018 – Rural Sourcing, the leading provider of US-based IT outsourcing services, announced today that it has received the Elite Award for Communication and Shared Vision and for the fourth year in a row has been named one of “Atlanta’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®.”“It’s important that as we continue our rapid growth, that we maintain the foundation of our core values and our culture as they are critical to our success and the well-being of our colleagues,” said Monty Hamilton, chief executive officer at Rural Sourcing. “Receiving both of these awards, is a testament to these efforts and what makes Rural Sourcing a great place to work.”The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® competition identifies and honors organizations that display a commitment to excellence in their human resource practices and employee enrichment. Organizations are assessed based on categories such as communication, work-life balance, employee education, diversity, recognition, retention and more.
The Albuquerque Journal Names Rural Sourcing A Winner of the New Mexico 2018 Top WorkPlaces Award
Albuquerque, NM, May 14, 2018 – Rural Sourcing, the leading provider of US-based IT outsourcing services, has been awarded a 2018 Top Workplaces honor by The Albuquerque Journal. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC (formerly WorkplaceDynamics), a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools. The anonymous survey measures several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few.“We’re honored to be named a 2018 Top WorkPlace and included amongst such distinguished companies,” said Monty Hamilton, chief executive officer at Rural Sourcing. “We strive to be an open organization where individuals are encouraged to bring their whole selves to the office, are challenged to continuously learn, and collaborate with their colleagues.”“Becoming a Top Workplace isn’t something organizations can buy,” said Doug Claffey, CEO of Energage. “It’s an achievement organizations have worked for and a distinction that gives them a competitive advantage. It’s a big deal.”About Energage, LLC Headquartered in Exton, Pa., Energage (formerly known as WorkplaceDynamics) is a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools that help leaders to unlock potential, inspire performance, and achieve amazing results within their organizations. The research partner behind the Top Workplaces program, Energage has surveyed more than 47,000 organizations representing well over 16 million employees in the United States.
Rural Sourcing Announces Bill Kostel as the New Director of their Albuquerque Software Development Center
Albuquerque, NM, April 30, 2018 – Rural Sourcing, the leading provider of US-based IT outsourcing services, has named Bill Kostel as the new director for the company’s software development center in Albuquerque, New Mexico.Bill most recently served as the vice president of planning at Air Transport Business Development, overseeing client product delivery and the financial and marketing aspects of customer projects. Simultaneously, Bill was the mentor liaison at ABQid where he coordinated all mentor activities at the venture-backed business accelerator. He continues as an active mentor in the New Mexico start-up and small business ecosystem. Bill earned an MBA in Finance from Texas Christian University and a BS in Industrial Engineering from Iowa State University.“Bill’s background working with both large enterprises and smaller startups provides the experience to further accelerate the rapid growth of our dev center,” said Ingrid Miller, chief operating officer at Rural Sourcing. “In addition, his mentorship background will be an excellent complement to our mentoring programs and the continued professional development of our colleagues.”The Albuquerque software development center is located in the former Flying Star Café at 723 Silver Ave SW. In addition to this location, RSI has three other development centers located in Augusta, Ga, Jonesboro, Ark, and Mobile, Ala.
Rural Sourcing Recognized as New Mexico Family-Friendly Workplace for Third Year in a Row
ALBUQUERQUE, March 22, 2018 – Rural Sourcing, the leading provider of US-based IT outsourcing services, has earned the gold level distinction for its workplace policies by Family Friendly New Mexico, a statewide project developed to recognize companies that have adopted policies that give New Mexico businesses an edge in recruiting and retaining the best employees.“We recognize not only the importance of the health and well-being of our colleagues but also the effect that our culture can have on their happiness and ultimately our clients,” said Monty Hamilton, chief executive officer at Rural Sourcing. “We work hard to create a well-balanced work/family lifestyle that promotes innovation and gives our colleagues the ability to bring their whole selves to the office.”The New Mexico Task Force on Work Life Balance created an online business award called the New Mexico Family Friendly Business Award, to recognize and celebrate New Mexico businesses that have family friendly policies in place, including paid leave, health support, work schedules and economic support. The statewide task force was created by the New Mexico State Legislature in 2010. For more information, visit https://nmfamilyfriendlybusiness.org/.
Rural Sourcing’s Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to Reveal New Location and Green Space
ATLANTA, October 5, 2017 – Rural Sourcing, the leading provider of US-based IT outsourcing services, is excited to present today its new office and green space in Jonesboro, AR from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.The newly renovated office, located at 411 Union Street, still maintains the architectural integrity of the original building, while modernizing the interior to form a workspace that fosters innovation and creativity. In addition, a green space has been added on the side of the building as a way to recharge and promote mental well-being.“We’re excited to provide our colleagues with an environment that gives them the versatility to work indoors or out,” said Monty Hamilton, CEO at Rural Sourcing. “We wanted to create a space that provides optimal collaboration amongst our teams leading to the best solutions and outcomes for our clients.”Rural Sourcing’s mission is to be the onshore alternative for software development and support that might traditionally be sent offshore to countries such as India and China. By opening these technology hubs in low-cost of living, high-quality of life U.S. cities, Rural Sourcing not only brings “big city” jobs to smaller communities but also helps clients lower their Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for IT. Furthermore, by having development centers in the United States, Rural Sourcing's clients benefit from common language, cultural and business alignment and time-zone compatibility.
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