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Updated: April 21, 2014

Corp! magazine recognized RGBSI as a leader in Michigan science and technology with a 2014 DiSciTech Science and Technology Award on Thursday, April 17, 2014 as part of the 4th Annual DiSciTech awards. Michigan companies who are leading the way in the digital, science, and technology industries were honored at a symposium and awards breakfast at the VisTaTech Center on Schoolcraft College’s Livonia campus. RGBSI Vice President of Operations Ravi Kumar was on hand to accept the award on behalf of the company.

Selected out of hundreds of nominations, RGBSI accepted a DiSciTech award among 40 other honorees. This year’s awards ceremony featured networking, innovative speakers, and knowledge sharing. The event’s keynote speaker was CIO/Deputy Oakland County Executive Phil BertoliniMatt Roush, Director of Communications and Public Relations of the Engineering Society of Detroit, emceed the event.

Honorees were also featured in the March/April 2014 Corp! print issue, and in a special feature story in a special April 24th digital e-Publication.







Rapid Global Business Solutions, Inc. has been listed on Crain’s Detroit Business’s Largest Engineering Companies list. This is the second year in a row that RGBSI has been listed.


Ranking 5 out of 25 engineering services companies, RGBSI boasted a 11.5% increase in the number of local engineers from January 2013 to January 2014, with 6 licensed local engineers. In addition, RGBSI’s revenue grew by 16% from 2012 to 2013, a significant triumph in the recovering economy. Joining the ranks of top-ranked local engineering companies, RGBSI continues to be competitive in the engineering services industry.

The culmination of Crain’s year round efforts to gather data on businesses in southeast Michigan, Crain’s 2014 Book of Lists includes updated versions of lists compiled throughout 2013 and new lists specifically developed to showcase top companies in the Metro Detroit area. Data is collected from the companies through surveys, faxes, emails, public documents, and other published reports to ensure comprehensive lists for each category.

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Sourab Hegde accepted an award honoring RGBSI and his work supporting an RGBSI contract employee service member.

The Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) has honored RGBSI employee Sourab Hegde, Engineering Staffing Leader, with the Service Member Patriot Award. The award is presented to individuals who provided support directly to the nominating service member or his/her family. According to the ESGR website, the award “reflects the efforts made to support Citizen Warriors through a wide-range of measures.”

Hegde was nominated by a contract employee who he helped return to the same position after her ESGR training. The employee stated, “When I returned from training, the company I had been working for tried to deny my re-employment. Mr. Hegde and RGBSI began negotiating with my former employer immediately, and began submitting my resume for similar positions as well. Thanks to Mr Hegde’s hard work, I was able to return to my former position with a salary increase.”

The award was presented to Hegde by Mike Francis, Ombudsman of Michigan on March 13, 2014. Hegde’s award was accompanied by a Statement of Support for the Guard and Reserve for RGBSI. RGBSI is proud to support service men and women in roles throughout our organization.

The ESGR was established to promote cooperation and understanding between Reserve Component Service members and their civilian employers. Supported by a network for nearly 5,000 volunteers, the organization promotes employer support for those in military service in the Guard and Reserve.

101 Best and Brightest Sustainable Companies

RGBSI has been named to Michigan’s “101 Best and Brightest Sustainable Companies” list for 2013. The list is compiled by Corp! magazine, Davenport University, and dmStrategists.

The 101 Best and Brightest Sustainable Companies program celebrates organizations that inspire and produce green technology. The program honors companies that are dedicated to sustainability in the workplace. Those recognized are leaders in improving the lives of their employees and are committed to improving local and global environments.

Companies are nominated by individuals and are evaluated in the following categories: education, communication, strategic planning, innovation, community leadership, building and grounds, financial performance. Those companies that receive the highest amount of points are selected as winners.


Michigan Governor Rick Synder spoke at the 101 Best and Brightest Sustainable Companies Award Ceremony.

RGBSI’s sustainable initiatives include moving to an electronic signature process for all human resources paperwork, eliminating paper waste; instituting company wide recycling policies; exchanging disposable paper products for washable cups and plates in offices; installing motion sensor activated lights to conserve energy; and installing NEST energy wi-fi thermostats for all global locations to better conserve energy resources.

RGBSI formally received their award on September 18, 2013 at Davenport University in Grand Rapids. Michigan Governor Rick Synder was in attendance to honor the winners.


For more information about the 101 Best and Brightest Companies Program, visit their website.


RGBSI’s Jack Serge accepts the award on behalf of the company.


August 20, 2013 – For the fourth time, RGBSI has been named to Inc. Magazine’s 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies List. The list puts RGBSI at #668, its highest ranking to date.

This is the fourth year that RGBSI has been featured. The company first debuted on the list in 2009 at #4858. It was next featured in 2011 at #2392 and 2012 at #999. In addition to its #670 ranking, RGBSI was also ranked #25 on the Top 100 Human Resources Companies, #7 on the Top 100 Michigan Companies, and #6 in the Detroit Metro Area. This year’s list marks the third consecutive year RGBSI has appeared.

Since first debuting in 2009, RGBSI has grown significantly and has been steadily climbing the ranks. Its recent ranking solidifies its position among the best of the best. The company joins the likes of newly ranked growing companies like LivingSocial, OtterBox, Alex and Ani, and KT Tape, and recent alumni like Microsoft, Jamba Juice, Timberland, Pandora, and Patagonia.

RGBSI continues to find ways to innovate and change the landscape of the staffing and engineering services industry. The Inc. 5000 honor shows not only their increasing presence in the field, but also their potential to continue growing and climbing the ranks of the best businesses in the country. The company has added 663 jobs in the past three years and has a 685% growth in the same amount of time.

The Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth over a four-year period. To qualify, companies must be US-based, privately held, and independent. The 2013 Inc. 5000’s median company increased sales more than 140 percent since the start of 2010, and the average honoree grew a whopping 468 percent. The competition for the 2013 list was fierce, making it an honor to be ranked.

Check out RGBSI’s Inc. 5000 profile here.

The Inc. Magazine 5000 List has been ranking the fasting growing private companies for 32 years. The list began as the Inc. 500, listing the 500 fastest growing privately held companies in the US, and then was expanded to the Inc. 5000 to give a better sense of the entrepreneurial landscape. The monthly magazine focuses on growing companies and features advice, ideas, information, and inspiration. Visit their website for more information.

SIA_2013_DiversityAugust 7, 2013 – Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) recently announced their 2013 Diversity Staffing Firms list, which included RGBSI.

This year’s list of diversity staffing firms includes a total of 236 firms, consisting of non-mutually exclusive categories: 152 woman-owned firms, 102 minority-owned firms, 14 veteran-owned small businesses, 12 HUBZone businesses, and 6 service-disabled veteran-owned businesses.

If you are a member of SIA and would like to access the entire list, click here.

RGBSI is a full service staffing company with a presence in five countries. They have been consistently recognized for growth, service, and commitment to diversity. RGBSI was also just recently recognized by SIA as a 2013 Fastest Growing Staffing Firm. For more about RGBSI, click here.

Staffing Industry Analysts is the global advisor on contingent work. Founded in 1989, they are known for independent and objective insights, research, award-winning data, support tools, publications, and conference that work to inform those in the staffing industry and those looking to use contingent staffing.

SIA_2013_FstGrwJuly 17, 2013 – RGBSI has been named to the Staffing Industry Analysts’ 2013 Fastest-Growing Staffing Firms list. This is the second consecutive year RGBSI has been recognized on this list.

This year, RGBSI ranked 15th on the list of US staffing companies. The list is composed of 92 firms that posted compound annual revenue growth rates of 15 percent or more.

RGBSI’s continues to grow and thrive, serving clients around the globe. With a presence in five countries, RGBSI provides staffing and engineering services to businesses large and small. For more information about RGBSI, visit our About Us page.

Staffing Industry Analysts is the global advisor on contingent work. Founded in 1989, they are known for independent and objective insights, research, award-winning data, support tools, publications, and conference that work to inform those in the staffing industry and those looking to use contingent staffing.

RGBSI has been named one of Crain’s Detroit Business Fastest Growing Companies. The list of 49 local Metro-Detroit companies was selected based on their dollar amount of revenue growth between 2009 and 2012, and by percentage revenue growth during the same period. RGBSI ranked number 47, with a 249% increase in revenue. RGBSI joins the ranks of companies like Quicken Loans, Chrysler Group, and General Motors.

Their growth can be attributed to their diversification. Originally begun 16 years ago as an engineering services company based primarily in the automotive industry, RGBSI has a growing presence in the fields of aerospace, defense, locomotives, and more. In addition to their engineering services, RGBSI is a full-service staffing company.

“Just before the meltdown of 2008 and 2009, I sensed we needed to diversify,” said RGBSI CEO and president Nanua Singh in the Crain’s article.

The diversification has certainly been as asset to the company, as their revenue could hit $100 million this year, continuing to propel RGBSI’s growth as a leading staffing company in the Metro-Detroit area.

To read the full article, click here.

RGBSI named 2013 “Fast 50 Asian American Business” by USPAACC

GARDEN GROVE, CALIFORNIA – RGBSI was recently named a 2013 “Fast 50 Asian American Business” by the US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce (USPAACC). RGBSI’s Ravi Kumar accepted the award during the CelebrAsian Procurement Opportunity Conference at the Hyatt Regency Orange County in Garden Grove, California.

The “Fast 50 Asian American Business” award recognizes high-revenue generating, fast growing Asian American controlled businesses. In the last fiscal year, the USPAACC’s Fast 50 Asian American Businesses generated almost $4 billion in revenue with up to a 205% growth rate. RGBSI joined the ranks among businesses from a wide variety of industries, including supply chain management, healthcare, professional staffing, food wholesale, IT, green energy, and more.

To qualify for the award, a company must be at least 51 percent owned, controlled, and managed by one or more Asian Americans with at least $1 million in annual revenue in the immediate past three fiscal years of operation. Each qualifying company is ranked based on the percentage revenue growth over three years, with the finalists independently verified by Ernst and Young.

“USPAACC is proud to recognize and showcase the continued robust and steady growth in Asian American owned businesses across industries especially amid tepid economic times,” said Susan Au Allen, USPAACC National President and CEO. “Our Fast 50 Asian American Businesses continue to buck the trend and are shining testaments to the added value which innovation, hard work, and perseverance bring to the market.”

USPAACC’s CelebrAsian Conference is the largest annual business conference in the United States. Designed for Asian American and other minority suppliers to connect with procurement officers and buyers from Fortune 1000 corporations, government agencies, and major non-profit organizations, the conference attracted more than 680 participants from 150 Asian American businesses, 70 Fortune corporations, 20 government agencies, and 8 media partners.

The USPAACC helps connect minority-owned businesses with contracting opportunities, growth industries, and best practices to thrive in the global marketplace.

For more information regarding USPAACC or the Fast 50 Asian American Business award, contact JP Torres USPAACC PR/Communications Director at

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RGBSI Receives 2013 Best of Madison Heights Award

U.S. Commerce Association’s Award Plaque Honors the Achievement

NEW YORK, NY, May 8, 2013 — For the sixth consecutive year, RGBSI has been selected for the 2013 Best of Madison Heights Award in the Business Management Consultants category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA).

The USCA “Best of Local Business” Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USCA identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community.

This is the first year that a business has qualified as a Six-Time Award Winner. Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2013 USCA Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the USCA and data provided by third parties.

About U.S. Commerce Association (USCA)

U.S. Commerce Association (USCA) is a New York City based organization funded by local businesses operating in towns, large and small, across America. The purpose of USCA is to promote local business through public relations, marketing and advertising.

The USCA was established to recognize the best of local businesses in their community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations, chambers of commerce and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to be an advocate for small and medium size businesses and business entrepreneurs across America.

SOURCE: U.S. Commerce Association

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