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

Press Release

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

U.S. Commerce Association

RGBSI Earns Recognition for Supplier Excellence at the 2013 Agile•1 Customer Forum

Torrance, CA, April 26, 2013 – RGBSI, today announced that it was recognized by Agile•1 as part of the company’s Supplier Excellence awards. This award proved the tremendous value that RGBSI brings to its clients, by providing them with the best candidates and services. The award was revealed during a special dinner at the 2013 Agile•1 Customer Forum which took place in Orlando, Florida on April 25. RGBSI was awarded the Silver Supplier of the Year Award.

“It was truly an honor for RGBSI to be invited and be presented with an award this evening. We feel privileged to be in the company of other award recipients and all the Agile.1 Staff members,” said Ravi Kumar, VP of Global Services at RGBSI.

RGBSI has had a relationship with Agile•1 for several years, and has always gone above and beyond to support their various clients.

“Agile•1 has built strong relationships with our supplies during our thirty-plus years in the industry,” said Peter Carvalho, president of Agile•1. “To select examples of supplier excellence we looked for a history of consistently surpassing contract requirements to solve problems for our clients. The suppliers chosen for these awards have exceeded our expectations and delivered best-in-class service for our clients.”

Suppliers were evaluated based on overall performance, feedback from on-site teams and ease of engagement. Ratings were obtained from raw performance data pulled for each supplier by account and on-site teams were engaged to conduct surveys on each supplier using client-based criteria. A normalized scored was created for every supplier to define actual rankings based on assurance of supply, quality and service. “The Supplier Excellence awards are proof that our supplier relationships consistently deliver the excellence our clients expect,” said Jaideep Majumdar, senior director, Global Strategic Sourcing. “We are thrilled to work with such a talented and committed group of suppliers.”

RGBSI is an MI USA based company, specializing in Staffing Services (Contract and Direct), VMS/MSP services and Engineering Services since 1997.

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