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Lift Off: The Rocket Software Rocketeer Profile Series - Get to Know Peter Sianchuk

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We talk a lot about our values of Empathy, Humanity, Trust, and Love here at Rocket Software. Those values help us keep our customers at the leading edge of their digital transformation and modernization journeys. However, that success is only possible because of the Rocketeers who are “All In” on those core values, bringing their passion and industry-leading expertise to every challenge that comes their way. 

Our next Rocketeer is also one of our newest! Rocket Software Vice President of Application Modernization & Connectivity (AMC), Peter Sianchuk brings more than three decades of experience and has had a hand in various departments from renewals to customer support and professional services.

Join us as we get to know Peter.

Fast Facts

One word to describe the Rocket culture?  

Coffee or tea? 
I’m English, tea of course!

Proud Moment? 
Seeing our two daughters graduate with first class STEM degrees.

Favorite Rocket Software value? 

Bucket List Destination? 

What most excites you about Rocket Software?

I grew up using Rocket Software solutions during various points in my career, so I’ve always known about the work happening here. Coming into a new organization, I was immediately excited by the core values Rocket Software brings forward. Everyone I’ve been able to connect and work with really takes those values—Empathy, Humanity, Trust, and Love—to heart and that’s reflected in the work we do.

Another thing that has really struck me is the openness and accessibility of our executive leadership team. No matter who you’re talking to, everyone is always willing to lend a hand, help find an answer, and tackle challenges together. The environment here feels like a very cohesive team without a strict hierarchy.

From the start, I’ve been incredibly impressed by the overall efficiency of execution that we have. The entire team at Rocket Software is a pleasure to work with, and it’s evident to anyone in the room just how much every Rocketeer cares about the work we’re doing. That environment is something I think really sets Rocket Software apart from a lot of other organizations.

What are your first impressions of the Rocket Software Core Values? What do Empathy, Humanity, Trust, and Love mean to you?

These values are a powerful indicator of where Rocket Software stands as a company. Seeing those values placed so centrally in our mission goes to show the emphasis we have on understanding and caring for one another. In the time I’ve had to digest these values, I think the one that has particularly resonated with me is Trust. Trust is so important, both in our everyday lives and in the workplace. I want people to be able to trust what I say, know what we’re working toward, and have confidence we can achieve our goals without second guessing or looking over our shoulders.

There’s an important connection to empowering others that comes from that trust and makes it a critical component to focus on. That said, all the Rocket Software values are equally important, and I see shades of each one in various interactions throughout any given day.

Rocket Software inspires an environment where diversity is celebrated and respected, people are valued for their unique contributions, and each Rocketeer feels a sense of belonging. The Rocket Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity (RIDE) Program helps foster these beliefs. Tell us why you think DEI in the workplace is so important today.

It’s incredibly important, and for reasons well beyond just the workplace too. Diversity needs to be more than just a box that a company checks off from a to-do list. We need to be active and engaged in ensuring we all have the opportunity to succeed. I think about the experiences of my daughters as they enter the workforce, having graduated with degrees in STEM fields. Even today, there are still plenty of challenges that they, and other underrepresented communities, must deal with in the workplace.

Diversity of thought, culture, and experiences are powerful things and tie directly back to how successful we can be as a business. Those unique viewpoints help shape the way we approach everything, whether that’s product development or marketing and sales efforts. That’s where I think DEI initiatives, like RIDE, are critical to both the quality of our work and the general betterment of the world we all live in.