Alex Bruce Joins Rural Sourcing As New Chief Sales Officer

ATLANTA, August 22, 2016 – Rural Sourcing, the leading provider of US-based IT outsourcing services, announced today the hiring of Alex Bruce as the new Chief Sales Officer. Alex will be responsible for the day-to-day leadership and management of the Rural Sourcing sales organization, for identifying new revenue initiatives and for establishing channels.“We’re excited to welcome Alex to the Rural Sourcing team as we continue to build a strong foundation to support our growth,” said Monty Hamilton, CEO of Rural Sourcing. “Alex’s diverse functional background along with his extensive expertise will provide the necessary insights to scale our sales organization and expand our client and partner relationships.”Alex has over 20 years of sales and leadership experience with a focus on technology and services. Prior to joining the company, Alex served as VP, Sales and Account Management at Daugherty Business Solutions where he oversaw the southern region and the overall sales strategy, process and operations for the firm. He’s also held several leadership and management roles at Solu Technology Partners, Experis, and S1 Corporation. Alex received his undergraduate degree from Auburn University and his masters from Southern Methodist University.“I joined the Rural Sourcing team based on serving a growing business need for our clients for a scalable, unique and compelling onshore technology solution. In addition, Rural Sourcing's focus on driving profitable growth centered on a mission that goes beyond the bottom-line was a compelling factor,” said Alex.

Rural Sourcing Named to Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing Companies for Third Consecutive Year

ATLANTA, August 18, 2016 – Inc. magazine again ranked Rural Sourcing, the leading provider of domestic IT outsourcing services, to its 35th annual Inc. 5000 list of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. This prestigious ranking represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment — its independent small businesses. Companies such as Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees of the Inc. 5000.“We’re extremely proud of our outstanding delivery teams enabling us to be on this list for three consecutive years,” said Monty Hamilton, CEO of Rural Sourcing. “This rapid growth is due to our expanded role in digital transformation given our ability to quickly scale onshore agile development teams, lower the total cost of ownership and mitigate execution risks.”"The Inc. 5000 list stands out where it really counts,” says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “It honors real achievement by a founder or a team of them. No one makes the Inc. 5000 without building something great – usually from scratch. That’s one of the hardest things to do in business, as every company founder knows. But without it, free enterprise fails.”About Inc. Media: Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today's innovative company builders. Winner of the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 15,000,000 today. For more information, visit www.inc.com.The Inc. 5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list of the nation's most successful private companies has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success.

Rural Sourcing Again Named to Atlanta’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®

ATLANTA, June 21, 2016 – Rural Sourcing, the leading provider of US-based IT outsourcing services announced today that it has once again been named one of "Atlanta’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®.” This award honors companies that display a commitment to excellence in their human resource practices and employee enrichment.“We’re thrilled to be recognized for our Raving Fans program as well as receive this honor for the second year in a row,” said Margaux Kaynard, vice president of human resources. “The award is a testament to our hard work in creating a culture and environment that help sets us apart as an employer of choice.”An independent research firm evaluates each company’s entry based on key measures in various categories. They include Compensation, Benefits and Employee Solutions; Employee Enrichment, Engagement and Retention; Employee Education and Development; Recruitment, Selection and Orientation; Employee Achievement and Recognition; Communication and Shared Vision; Diversity and Inclusion; Work-Life Balance; Community Initiatives; Strategic Company Performance; and the Best of the Best Small Business.About the Best and Brightest Programs The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® is a program of the National Association for Business Resources that provides the business community with the opportunity to gain recognition, showcase their best practices and demonstrate why they are an ideal place for employees to work. This national program celebrates those companies that are making better business, creating richer lives and building a stronger community as a whole. There are numerous regional celebrations throughout the country.

Computerworld Names Rural Sourcing to 2016 List of 100 Best Places to Work in IT for Second Consecutive Year

ATLANTA, June 13, 2016 – Rural Sourcing, the leading provider of US-based IT outsourcing services, announced today that for the second year in a row, IDG’s Computerworld has selected Rural Sourcing as a 2016 Best Places to Work in IT, one of 100 top organizations that challenge their IT staffs while providing great benefits and compensation.“Rural Sourcing is honored to once again be recognized by Computerworld as a leading IT employer,” said Monty Hamilton, CEO of Rural Sourcing. “Remaining true to our core values helps us create a fun, high-energy environment where our colleagues are challenged and motivated to help our clients solve their IT challenges.”The Best Places to Work in IT list is an annual ranking of the top 100 work environments for technology professionals by IDG’s Computerworld. The list is compiled based on a comprehensive questionnaire regarding company offerings in categories such as benefits, career development, training and retention. In addition, Computerworld conducts extensive surveys of IT workers, and their responses factor heavily in determining the rankings."The organizations on this year’s Best Places to Work in IT list excel at creating a dynamic and satisfying IT work environment,” says Scot Finnie, editor in chief of Computerworld. “In a competitive market for tech talent, these outstanding employers are able to attract highly skilled IT pros by offering great benefits, new learning opportunities, access to cutting-edge technologies and challenging, business-critical projects.”

Rural Sourcing Named to IAOP®’s 2016 Global Outsourcing 100 Rising Star Sub-Lists for Fourth Consecutive Year

ATLANTA, June 7, 2016 – Rural Sourcing, the leading provider of US-based IT outsourcing services, announced today that the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals® (IAOP) has selected the company as a Rising Star in overall revenue, revenue growth and employee growth.“To be recognized by the IAOP for four consecutive years is a huge accomplishment,” said Monty Hamilton, CEO of Rural Sourcing. “It is a testament to the outstanding quality of work that our colleagues consistently deliver to our clients.”The Global Outsourcing 100 and its sub-lists are essential references for companies seeking new and expanded relationships with the best companies in the industry. The lists include companies from around the world that provide the full spectrum of outsourcing services — not just information technology and business process outsourcing, but also facility services, real estate and capital asset management, manufacturing and logistics. They include not only today’s leaders but tomorrow’s rising stars.Over the next few years, Rural Sourcing plans to continue its growth in revenue and head count by opening up more development centers across the United States.About IAOP IAOP is the go-to association leading the way to improve outsourcing outcomes by bringing together customers, providers and advisors in a collaborative, knowledge-based environment that promotes professional development, recognition, certification and excellence. With over 120,000 members and affiliates worldwide, IAOP is not only on top of the latest trends but in front of them. Through its expansive global chapter network, premier training and certification programs, knowledge center, member community and more, IAOP helps members learn, grow and succeed. For more information and how you can become involved, visit www.IAOP.org.

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.”

Rural Sourcing Recognized As a Great Place to Work

ATLANTA, May 2, 2016 – Rural Sourcing, the leading provider of US-based IT outsourcing services, today announced that it was certified as a great workplace today by the independent analysts at Great Place to Work®. Rural Sourcing earned this credential based on extensive ratings provided by its employees in anonymous surveys. A summary of these ratings can be found here.“We take our culture and the balance between work and life very seriously,” said Monty Hamilton, chief executive officer, of Rural Sourcing. “I’m extremely proud of our cultural ambassadors and HR team as well as our cultural ambassadors for all their hard working in helping develop a culture that is attractive and inspiring for our colleagues."We applaud Rural Sourcing for seeking certification and releasing its employees' feedback," said Kim Peters, Vice President of Great Place to Work's Recognition Program. "These ratings measure its capacity to earn its own employees' trust and create a great workplace - critical metrics that anyone considering working for or doing business with RSI should take into account as an indicator of high performance."“According to our study, 86 percent of Rural Sourcing employees say it is a great workplace,” says Sarah Lewis-Kulin, Great Place to Work's Senior Editor. Rural Sourcing’s employees completed 154 surveys, resulting in a 90 percent confidence level and a margin of error of ± 4.33.About Great Place to Work® Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and certification programs, including Best Workplaces lists and workplace reviews, Great Place to Work® provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. In the United States, Great Place to Work® produces the annual Fortune "100 Best Companies to Work For®" list and a series of Great Place to Work® Best Workplaces lists including lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small and Medium Companies and over a half dozen different industry lists. Follow Great Place to Work online at www.greatplacetowork.com and on Twitter at @GPTW_US.

Rural Sourcing to Host Second Annual Mobile Hackathon

Mobile, AL, March 28, 2016 – Rural Sourcing, the leading provider of US-based IT outsourcing services, today announced its second annual hackathon in Mobile, Alabama, scheduled to take place April 8th at the Alabama Contemporary Art Center from 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. The event brings college students together to tackle real world problems with software and coding solutions.Each team will be given four hours to create a project that has yet to be revealed. Following a presentation to a panel of judges, the first place winners of the event will receive a coveted paid internship at RSI, which has been recognized as one of 100 top organizations selected for Computerworld’s 2015 Best Places to Work in IT. Food and drinks will be provided to all participants and prizes are awarded every hour throughout the day.Unlike traditional hackathons where solutions to hypothetical situations are presented and solved, this event will involve working on a specific project for a local organization. This year’s hackathon is inspired by an old school theme and will feature at least eight teams of three to four local college students.“Every year we look forward to this event because it gives us an opportunity to see these highly skilled students in action and it allows them to meet and work with like-minded participants,” said Margaux Kaynard, vice president of human resources.The panel of judges includes Tommy McNeal, the CIO of Hargrove Engineers and Constructors, Dean Parker, the founder and CEO of Vita Capital, Rich Sullivan the CEO at Red Square Agency, and Derek Perry, vice president, services delivery at RSI.For more information or to register for the event, visit the RSI Mobile Hackathon page.

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