Sue Bhatia founded Rose International in 1993. Under her leadership, Rose emerged as a force in the IT and Business Services arena. The company offers service lines under two business areas: Technology and Workforce Solutions. Rose is a leader in providing innovative end-to-end technology services to both commercial organizations and government agencies from branch offices, Centralized Recruiting Centers and development centers in 20+ U.S. cities and India. With thousands of associates across the U.S. and steady revenue growth, Rose International is recognized as one of the country's fastest-growing and most successful companies.
Mrs. Bhatia is a recipient of the NMSDC’s Minority Business Leadership Award, and ranked 13th on Fast Company’s list of the Top 25 Women Business Builders in North America. In addition, Enterprising Women magazine awarded her the Enterprising Women of the Year Award. Mrs. Bhatia has also won the U.S. Small Business Administration's National Entrepreneurial Success Award, and the Missouri Small Business Person of the Year award. In 2017, the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) named Mrs. Bhatia a Woman of Distinction for her commitment to the organization and breaking down barriers for women-owned businesses. In addition, SIA inducted Mrs. Bhatia into their Staffing 100 Hall of Fame and named her to their Global Power 100 – Women in Staffing list for her influence in and commitment to the staffing industry.
While her responsibilities at Rose occupy most of her available time, Mrs. Bhatia has always found time to develop and promote women entrepreneurs around the world. Furthering global women’s business development is an important area of focus for her. At the World Export Development Forum (WEDF) in Chongqing, China, she spoke on the need for businesses to adapt to comply with the new realities within the global supply chain. Mrs. Bhatia also spoke at the WEDF in Switzerland on the vast contribution that women business owners can make to the growth of the global economy. Also, at the OECD in Tokyo, she chaired the International Software Panel. Representing the U.S. at this event, she made policy recommendations to OECD for enhancing the role of small and medium enterprise in the global value chain.
Mrs. Bhatia has also worked in several other ways to develop minority- and woman-owned businesses. She currently serves on the NMSDC’s Board of Directors; she is the first female minority business owner to serve on the NMSDC’s Board in this capacity. Other examples of her involvement include; serving on the President's Initiative on Race, acting as a mentor for Women in Technology International (WITI) and previous service as a board of director for WBENC. Mrs. Bhatia has also spoken and given her insight during various events including; the Missouri Conference for Women, the U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Chamber of Commerce's (UNPACK) CelebrAsian business conference, several WBENC national conferences and the Accelerating Women's Entrepreneurship global forum in Istanbul, Turkey.
Mrs. Bhatia holds a Bachelor's degree in Architectural Design from SPA, New Delhi, India and a Master’s degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Missouri, St. Louis.
Sabina Bhatia became CEO of Rose International in January 2017. Prior to becoming CEO, Ms. Bhatia held various management positions at Rose actively leading teams in the areas of recruiting, business development, accounting and administration and partner relations. During this time, Ms. Bhatia effected change and improvement company-wide. Her proven ability to lead has allowed Rose to remain a consistent force in the IT and Business Services arena.
Under Ms. Bhatia’s stewardship, Rose International is thriving as one of the largest woman-owned businesses in St. Louis, MO, and has received numerous honors and other acknowledgments. Rose has been recognized by Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) and was named to these distinguished lists: Largest U.S. Staffing Firms and Largest U.S. IT Staffing Firms, and the 50 Fastest Growing Women-Owned Companies in North America by the Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO). Rose has also been awarded the National Minority Supplier Development Council’s (NMSDC) Regional Supplier of the Year. Rose has been consistently recognized as one of St. Louis' most important companies, and also recognized nationally as one of the country's top woman- and minority-owned businesses by Minority Business News, the Indus Business Journal and many other publications and organizations. Prestigious publications such as Inc, BusinessWeek and Working Woman have also highlighted the achievements of Rose International.
Ms. Bhatia is committed to developing community programs dedicated to diversity and inclusion. Ms. Bhatia continues to advocate for minority- and woman-owned businesses, and was recently appointed to the WRMSDC (Western Regional Minority Supplier Development Council) Executive Advisory Committee. Passionate about helping military veterans find meaningful work, Ms. Bhatia was instrumental in Rose creating its Deployment to Employment (D2E) team in 2016. She is committed to finding ways to advocate for underrepresented groups in our communities across the country.
Ms. Bhatia holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California, and has successfully completed the Minority Business Executive Education Program at the University of Washington.