Engage PEO Recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the Fastest-Growing Private Companies in the U.S. for Third Consecutive Year

Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA — Engage PEO, a professional employer organization providing HR outsourcing solutions to small and mid-sized businesses across the U.S., announced that for the third consecutive year, the company was named one of the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. on Inc. Magazine’s 37th Annual Inc. 5000 list. Of the tens of thousands of companies that have applied to the Inc. 5000, a fraction has made the list more than once and just one in four share Engage’s distinction of being a three-time honoree.

“Engage’s sustained business growth is a direct result of the unique solution it brings to its clients in the ever-changing workplace and compliance environment. By partnering with Engage, our clients can laser-focus on their own businesses and leave the HR issues to our specialized team of experts,” said Jay Starkman, CEO of Engage PEO. “Amongst the business community, the Inc. 5000 honor is regarded as a hallmark of entrepreneurial success, and we’re proud to have been listed for the third year in a row. It is a true testament of the excellence of the Engage team and the quality of our solution.”

Not only have the companies on the 2018 Inc. 5000 been very competitive within their markets, the list as a whole shows staggering growth compared with prior lists. According to Inc., the companies represented achieved a three-year average growth of more than 538 percent, created over 660 thousand jobs over the past three years, and generated revenue of more than $200 billion in 2017.

About Engage PEO
Engage PEO delivers comprehensive HR solutions to small and mid-sized businesses nationwide, sharpening their competitive advantage. Comprised of the industry’s most respected veteran professional employer organization executives, certified HR professionals and attorneys, Engage PEO provides hands-on, expert HR services and counsel to help clients minimize cost and maximize efficiency for stronger business performance. The company’s superior service offering includes a full range of health and workers’ compensation insurance products, payroll technology and tax administration, risk management services and advanced technology as part of an extensive suite of HR services. Engage PEO was recently awarded the designation of Certified Professional Employer Organization (CPEO) by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), ensuring greater benefits for small and mid-sized businesses such as tax advantages and financial protections. Engage PEO is also accredited by the Employer Services Assurance Corporation. Engage PEO was named to Inc. magazine’s list of the 5000 fastest growing companies every year since 2016. For more information on Engage PEO visit http://www.engagepeo.com.

The IRS does not endorse any particular certified professional employer organization. For more information on certified professional employer organizations go to http://www.irs.gov.

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Engage PEO Named 2018 Fast 50 Honoree by the South Florida Business Journal

Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA — Engage PEO, a professional employer organization providing HR outsourcing solutions to small and mid-sized businesses across the U.S., was recently honored as one of South Florida Business Journal’s 2018 Fast 50, recognizing the region’s 50 fastest-growing private companies. The official award ceremony and celebration will take place on Thursday, August 16 in Miami.

Companies recognized with this honor have demonstrated significant growth in the past three years. The Fast 50 is a compilation of two Top 25 lists: one for companies with more than $25 million in annual revenue, and one for companies with less than $25 million in annual revenue.

“Joining the ranks of the South Florida Business Journal’s Fast 50 is a clear indication of our unparalleled industry growth and expertise, which translates to strong client relationships and sustained business growth,” said Jay Starkman, CEO of Engage PEO. “We are proud to be listed amongst the fastest growing businesses in South Florida, and will continue to provide personalized human resource and compliance solutions so our clients can then focus on what truly matters: thriving.”

Engage was also named one of the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. on Inc. magazine’s Inc. 5000 list in 2016 and 2017; over the course of the last four years, no PEO has grown faster. Additionally, Engage recently received another distinction from the Internal Revenue Service that recognizes the company as one of the first professional employer organizations in the U.S. to earn “Certified Professional Employer Organization” status. This new designation ensures greater benefits for small and mid-sized businesses, such as tax advantages and financial protections.

About Engage PEO
Engage PEO delivers comprehensive HR solutions to small and mid-sized businesses nationwide, sharpening their competitive advantage. Comprised of the industry’s most respected veteran professional employer organization executives, certified HR professionals and attorneys, Engage PEO provides hands-on, expert HR services and counsel to help clients minimize cost and maximize efficiency for stronger business performance. The company’s superior service offering includes a full range of health and workers’ compensation insurance products, payroll technology and tax administration, risk management services and advanced technology as part of an extensive suite of HR services. Engage PEO was recently awarded the designation of Certified Professional Employer Organization (CPEO) by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), ensuring greater benefits for small and mid-sized businesses such as tax advantages and financial protections. Engage PEO is also accredited by the Employer Services Assurance Corporation. In 2016 and 2017, Engage PEO was named to Inc. magazine’s list of the 5000 fastest growing companies. For more information on Engage PEO visit http://www.engagepeo.com.

The IRS does not endorse any particular certified professional employer organization. For more information on certified professional employer organizations go to http://www.IRS.gov.

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Engage PEO Recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the Fastest-Growing Private Companies in the Country for the Second Consecutive Year

Engage PEO Ranks #741 on the 2017 Inc. 5000 List.

Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA — Engage PEO, a professional employer organization providing HR outsourcing solutions to small and mid-sized businesses across the U.S., continues to demonstrate its industry leadership by being named one of the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. on Inc. magazine’s 36th Annual Inc. 5000 list. Engage earned the 741st spot on the list following its 127th ranking in 2016.

This is the second year the company is included on the list, which represents the most comprehensive look at America’s independent entrepreneurs. Over the course of the last four years, no PEO has grown faster.

“Engage’s presence on the Inc. 5000 list for yet another year is an example of how a business model centered upon putting clients first and delivering beyond expectations naturally yields sustained, positive results,” said Jay Starkman, CEO of Engage PEO. “Our growth is just part of the story – our team of experts remains committed to helping small and mid-sized businesses nationwide navigate the increasingly complex HR landscape, so they can focus on growing their businesses.”

According to Inc., the companies represented achieved a combined three-year average growth of 481 percent, created more than 619,500 jobs in the past three years, and generated revenue of $206 billion.

Engage recently received an additional distinction from the Internal Revenue Service that recognizes the company as one of the first professional employer organizations in the U.S. to earn “Certified Professional Employer Organization” status. This new designation ensures greater benefits for small and mid-sized businesses such as tax advantages and financial protections.

About Engage PEO
Engage PEO delivers comprehensive HR solutions to small and mid-sized businesses nationwide, sharpening their competitive advantage. Comprised of the industry’s most respected veteran professional employer organization executives, certified HR professionals and attorneys, Engage PEO provides hands-on, expert HR services and counsel to help clients minimize cost and maximize efficiency for stronger business performance. The company’s superior service offering includes a full range of health and workers’ compensation insurance products, payroll technology and tax administration, risk management services and advanced technology as part of an extensive suite of HR services. Engage PEO was recently awarded the designation of Certified Professional Employer Organization (CPEO) by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), ensuring greater benefits for small and mid-sized businesses such as tax advantages and financial protections. Engage PEO is also accredited by the Employer Services Assurance Corporation. In 2016 and 2017, Engage PEO was named to Inc. magazine’s list of the 5000 fastest growing companies. For more information on Engage PEO visit http://www.engagepeo.com.

The IRS does not endorse any particular certified professional employer organization. For more information on certified professional employer organizations go to http://www.IRS.gov.

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Engage PEO Deepens Southwest U.S. Presence With addition of Nicole MacKenzie, Vice President of Sales for Arizona

Engage PEO today announced the addition of Nicole MacKenzie as vice president of sales for Arizona.

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Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA — Engage PEO, a leading professional employer organization providing HR outsourcing solutions to small and mid-sized businesses across the U.S., today announced the addition of Nicole MacKenzie as vice president of sales for Arizona. Mackenzie will be responsible for expanding Engage’s presence throughout the state and partnering with insurance brokers to continue to introduce Engage’s suite of HR and benefits solutions to organizations across the country.

“We want to continue to broaden Engage’s reach and impact in the Southwest market,” said Jay Starkman, Engage PEO’s CEO. “Nicole’s networks and expertise will help us do just that. We are excited to welcome her to Engage’s growing team.”

MacKenzie brings more than 17 years of sales and marketing experience to Engage, which includes serving in senior roles for national and regional PEOs. Prior to joining Engage, Nicole held a number of business development positions for national companies targeting the insurance, healthcare, retail and education industries, among others.

“I am very pleased to join Engage, which has become a key strategic partner to small and mid-sized businesses in the Southwest and all over the country,” added MacKenzie. “Given mounting healthcare law compliance and other issues facing employers, now is the perfect time for insurance broker partners and their clients to look to a highly capable PEO solutions provider like Engage.”

About Engage PEO
Engage PEO delivers comprehensive HR solutions to small and mid-sized businesses, sharpening their competitive advantage. Comprised of the industry’s most respected veteran professional employer organization executives, certified HR professionals and attorneys, Engage PEO provides hands-on, expert HR services and counsel to help clients minimize cost and maximize efficiency for stronger business performance. The company’s superior service offering includes a full range of health and workers’ compensation insurance products, payroll technology and tax administration, risk management services and advanced technology as part of an extensive suite of HR services. For more information visit http://www.EngagePEO.com.

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Engage PEO Expands Midwest Team Adding Ryan Thoma as Vice President of Sales

Engage PEO today announced the continued expansion of the company’s national sales team with the addition of Ryan Thoma in the Midwest.

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Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA — Engage PEO, a leading professional employer organization providing HR outsourcing solutions to small and mid-sized businesses across the U.S., today announced the continued expansion of the company’s national sales team with the addition of Ryan Thoma in the Midwest. As vice president of sales, Midwest, Thoma will support Engage’s growing sales activities in Illinois, northwest Indiana and across the region, building upon the company’s relationships with insurance broker partners and clients nationwide.

“The Midwest economy continues to strengthen, which means that it’s a great place for PEOs, especially Engage, to grow organically,” said Jay Starkman, chief executive officer of Engage. “Ryan fits the Engage sales team perfectly. He’s a successful PEO sales professional with long-standing relationships in the region with insurance broker partners and businesses. We are excited to have him on board. He rounds out Engage’s top-tier Midwest team.”

Thoma has 20 years of sales experience, including more than a decade working as a senior sales consultant for a national PEO. He also served in regional sales management roles for Aflac in Maryland, Delaware and Illinois. Thoma received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Delaware.

“I’m thrilled to be joining such a dynamic and experienced team,” added Thoma. “Engage is a PEO with a reputation for setting the bar very high in every area of the company, especially its sales and service teams. I know clients and brokers will be in great hands here.”

About Engage PEO
Engage PEO delivers comprehensive HR solutions to small and mid-sized businesses, sharpening their competitive advantage. Comprised of the industry’s most respected veteran professional employer organization executives, certified HR professionals and attorneys, Engage PEO provides hands-on, expert HR services and counsel to help clients minimize cost and maximize efficiency for stronger business performance. The company’s superior service offering includes a full range of health and worker’s compensation insurance products, payroll technology and tax administration, risk management services and advanced technology as part of an extensive suite of HR services. For more information visit http://www.EngagePEO.com.

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Engage PEO Grows Northeast U.S. Presence Adds PEO Veteran Darrell Prinsell as Vice President of Sales

Engage PEO today announced the addition of Darrell Prinsell as vice president of sales, Northeast.

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Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA (April 1, 2016) — Engage PEO, a leading professional employer organization providing HR outsourcing solutions to small and mid-sized businesses across the U.S., today announced the addition of Darrell Prinsell as vice president of sales, Northeast. Prinsell will help expand Engage’s already significant presence in the region, working closely with insurance brokers to offer Engage’s full suite of HR solutions to companies in the tri-state area and nationally. He will be focusing on growing Engage’s presence in New York.

“Engage’s strong growth is due in large part to our ongoing relationships with brokers and clients in the Northeast,” said Jay Starkman, chief executive officer of Engage. “Darrell has deep roots in the region, an extensive network and a proven track record of PEO sales success. Especially as a long-time resident of New York, he is a great fit there and a welcome addition to Engage’s rapidly growing sales team.”

Prinsell brings more than 25 years of business development experience to Engage. Most recently, he was a broker sales manager for a regional PEO in the Northeast. Prinsell has also founded and led several businesses including a boutique investment bank and two regional transportation companies. He earned a bachelor’s of arts degree from Boston University and is an active member of the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU) and past member of the New York Venture Capital Association (NYVCA) and the Growthsource Academy (GSA).

“Every day, I tell insurance brokers in New York and across the region that there has never been a better time for their clients to partner with a PEO,” said Prinsell. “That’s why I am excited to be joining Engage. No other team knows the industry and broker channel better and their sales and service teams are truly best-in-class.”

About Engage PEO
Engage PEO delivers comprehensive HR solutions to small and mid-sized businesses, sharpening their competitive advantage. Comprised of the industry’s most respected veteran professional employer organization executives, certified HR professionals and attorneys, Engage PEO provides hands-on, expert HR services and counsel to help clients minimize cost and maximize efficiency for stronger business performance. The company’s superior service offering includes a full range of health and workers’ compensation insurance products, payroll technology and tax administration, risk management services and advanced technology as part of an extensive suite of HR services. For more information visit http://www.EngagePEO.com.

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Engage PEO Grows Presence in Midwest with Addition of Vice President of Sales, Grant Bramley in Chicago

Engage PEO today announced the addition of Grant Bramley to its sales team in Illinois.

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Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA — Engage PEO, a leading professional employer organization providing HR outsourcing solutions to small and mid-sized businesses across the U.S., today announced the addition of Grant Bramley to its sales team in Illinois. Bramley will be focused on expanding the company’s presence in the Chicago area and throughout the Midwest, positioning Engage’s competitive and unique HR and benefits offerings to insurance broker partners and potential clients.

“Engage is experiencing tremendous growth and we’re excited for the next stage of success in key markets like Chicago and the entire Midwest region,” said Jay Starkman, chief executive officer of Engage. “Grant is an outstanding addition to our team and brings a unique blend of PEO sales expertise, with experience rooted in both the HR outsourcing and talent management industries.”

Grant has more than 12 years of sales and business development experience. Prior to joining Engage, Grant was a successful sales consultant and multiple President’s Club Award winner for a large, national PEO. Grant also was a senior account executive for a number of leading talent acquisition companies serving employers in the health care, accounting, finance and information technology sectors. Grant is a graduate of St. Norbert College in Wisconsin.

“The Engage sales team is one of the most experienced and successful in the PEO industry,” said Bramley. “I am excited to work alongside them and introduce Engage’s superior HR services and benefits solutions to insurance brokers and clients in Illinois and across the Midwest region.”

About Engage PEO
Engage PEO delivers comprehensive HR solutions to small and mid-sized businesses, sharpening their competitive advantage. Comprised of the industry’s most respected veteran professional employer organization executives, certified HR professionals and attorneys, Engage PEO provides hands-on, expert HR services and counsel to help clients minimize cost and maximize efficiency for stronger business performance. The company’s superior service offering includes a full range of health and workers’ compensation insurance products, payroll technology and tax administration, risk management services and advanced technology as part of an extensive suite of HR services. For more information visit http://www.EngagePEO.com.

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Engage PEO Continues Expansion of National Sales Team in Texas and Oklahoma Adding Vice President of Sales Lori Poe

Engage PEO today announced the addition of Lori Poe as Vice President of Sales for North Texas/Oklahoma.

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Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA — Engage PEO, a leading professional employer organization providing HR outsourcing solutions to small and mid-sized businesses across the U.S., today announced the addition of Lori Poe as Vice President of Sales for North Texas/Oklahoma. Poe will be responsible for increasing relationships with insurance broker partners in both states to continue to bring Engage’s suite of HR and benefits solutions to companies in the region and throughout the country.

“With the addition of Lori, Engage continues to deepen its presence in one of the company’s core markets, the Southwest U.S.,” said Jay Starkman, CEO of Engage. “Lori is a high-performing PEO sales pro and we look forward to working together to build new business relationships across the North Texas and Oklahoma markets.”

Poe has a strong record of success in the industry with more than six years of sales experience serving large, national PEOs. Poe also has served in management roles in the sports and wellness industries and earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Oklahoma.

“I couldn’t be happier to be joining Engage at a time when more and more businesses are seeing the value that a PEO can deliver to their bottom line” said Poe. “Engage’s intense focus on sales performance and client satisfaction are a great combination for insurance brokers and client companies.”

About Engage PEO
Engage PEO delivers comprehensive HR solutions to small and mid-sized businesses, sharpening their competitive advantage. Comprised of the industry’s most respected veteran professional employer organization executives, certified HR professionals and attorneys, Engage PEO provides hands-on, expert HR services and counsel to help clients minimize cost and maximize efficiency for stronger business performance. The company’s superior service offering includes a full range of health and worker’s compensation insurance products, payroll technology and tax administration, risk management services and advanced technology as part of an extensive suite of HR services. For more information visit http://www.EngagePEO.com.

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Engage PEO Expands Presence in Atlanta with Addition of Vice President of Sales, Todd Koehler

Engage PEO today announced the addition of Todd Koehler as vice president of sales for Georgia.

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Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA — Engage PEO, a leading professional employer organization providing HR outsourcing solutions to small and mid-sized businesses across the U.S., today announced the addition of Todd Koehler as vice president of sales for Georgia. Koehler’s responsibilities include growing Engage’s presence and sales efforts in Atlanta and throughout the state, as well as partnering with insurance brokers across the country, positioning Engage’s competitive and unique HR and benefits offerings to potential clients.

“Growing Engage’s presence in Georgia further strengthens our presence in the South,” said Jay Starkman, chief executive officer of Engage. “Todd has an extensive and diverse sales and marketing background within and outside the PEO industry. He understands the needs of small and mid-sized businesses and is another strong addition to our national sales team.”

Koehler brings 18 years of sales and marketing experience to Engage. Before joining the company, he was a recognized sales leader at two national PEOs in addition to companies outside of the industry such as DHL Express in New York and the global consultancy group, The Hackett Group in Atlanta. A graduate of The University of Wisconsin-Madison, Koehler is also the co-owner of the Broadlands Golf Club near Milwaukee and a member of the National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA) and Golf Course Owners of Wisconsin (GCOW).

“Joining one of the fastest growing companies in the country is very exciting,” said Koehler. “The Engage management team is well-known in the industry for building strong sales and operations teams with an intense focus on client satisfaction. I can’t think of a better PEO organization to be a part of.”

About Engage PEO
Engage PEO delivers comprehensive HR solutions to small and mid-sized businesses, sharpening their competitive advantage. Comprised of the industry’s most respected veteran professional employer organization executives, certified HR professionals and attorneys, Engage PEO provides hands-on, expert HR services and counsel to help clients minimize cost and maximize efficiency for stronger business performance. The company’s superior service offering includes a full range of health and workers’ compensation insurance products, payroll technology and tax administration, risk management services and advanced technology as part of an extensive suite of HR services. For more information, visit http://www.engagepeo.com.

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Engage Grows Presence in Central and Northern Florida Adding Two Sales Veterans, Jennifer Thomasson and Ed Welch

Engage Grows Presence in Florida Adding Two Sales Veterans, Jennifer Thomasson and Ed Welch.

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Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA — Engage PEO, a leading professional employer organization providing HR outsourcing solutions to small and mid-sized businesses across the U.S., today announced the expansion of its sales team in Florida. Jennifer Thomasson and Ed Welch join the company’s industry-leading sales force and will focus on creating new business opportunities to further position Engage’s HR solutions to companies in the Central and Northern portions of the state.

“As the fastest growing PEO in the industry, we are continuously searching for top talent to join our national sales organization,” said Jay Starkman, chief executive officer of Engage. “Jennifer and Ed each have extensive PEO experience and established relationships with insurance brokers in Florida, especially in the Central and Northern regions. We are excited to welcome them to Engage and to continue to strengthen our presence throughout the entire state.”

Thomasson has been a successful sales professional and business consultant in the PEO industry for more than 18 years and is a licensed life and health agent in Florida.

Welch has more than a decade of sales experience, seven with national PEOs, serving in senior sales and business consultant roles.

About Engage PEO
Engage PEO delivers comprehensive HR solutions to small and mid-sized businesses, sharpening their competitive advantage. Comprised of the industry’s most respected veteran professional employer organization executives, certified HR professionals and attorneys, Engage PEO provides hands-on, expert HR services and counsel to help clients minimize cost and maximize efficiency for stronger business performance. The company’s superior service offering includes a full range of health and workers’ compensation insurance products, payroll technology and tax administration, risk management services and advanced technology as part of an extensive suite of HR services. For more information, visit http://www.engagepeo.com.

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Engage PEO CEO Jay Starkman Wins Top Award at International 2015 Golden Bridge Awards

Jay Starkman honored with Gold award for Chief Executive Officer of the Year.

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Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA (November 20, 2015) — Engage PEO, a leading professional employer organization providing HR outsourcing solutions to small and mid-sized businesses across the U.S., announced that founder and CEO, Jay Starkman, has earned the prestigious Gold Award for Chief Executive Officer of the Year in the 2015 Golden Bridge Awards. The honor was given on Nov. 16, 2015 during a gala event in San Francisco.

Starkman was recognized for his accomplishments in building one of the fastest growing PEOs and among the fastest growing companies in the country, achieving more than 1,200 percent revenue growth over the last two years. This is the second time this year that Starkman was recognized for his leadership. In June, Starkman was the Gold winner at the national 2015 “Stevie” Awards in the Executive of the Year, Business Services category.

“I am so proud of the accomplishments of the entire Engage team and the tremendous commitment they show to our clients every day,” said Starkman. “A CEO’s main job is to identify, recruit and motivate top people and accordingly, this award really belongs to the Engage team, who are truly the best of the best.”

More than 40 judges from around the world representing a broad spectrum of industries participated and their average scores determined the 2015 Golden Bridge Business Awards winners.

About Engage PEO
Engage PEO delivers comprehensive HR solutions to small and mid-sized businesses, sharpening their competitive advantage. Comprised of the industry’s most respected veteran professional employer organization executives, certified HR professionals and attorneys, Engage PEO provides hands-on, expert HR services and counsel to help clients minimize cost and maximize efficiency for stronger business performance. The company’s superior service offering includes a full range of health and worker’s compensation insurance products, payroll technology and tax administration, risk management services and advanced technology as part of an extensive suite of HR services. For more information visit http://www.EngagePEO.com.

About the Golden Bridge Awards
Golden Bridge Awards are an annual industry and peers recognition program honoring best companies in every major industry from large to small and new start-ups in North America, Europe, Middle-East, Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Latin-America, Best New Products and Services, Best Innovations, Management and Teams, Women in Business and the Professions, Case Studies, Customer Satisfaction, and PR and Marketing Campaigns from all over the world. Learn more about The Golden Bridge Awards at http://www.goldenbridgeawards.com.

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Engage PEO Expands Presence into Illinois with Addition of Vice President of Sales, Lisa Rossi

Engage PEO, today announced the addition of Lisa Rossi as vice president of sales for Illinois.

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Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA — Engage PEO, a leading professional employer organization providing HR outsourcing solutions to small and mid-sized businesses across the U.S., today announced the addition of Lisa Rossi as vice president of sales for Illinois. Rossi will focus on creating new opportunities and building insurance broker relationships to position Engage’s HR solutions to potential clients throughout the state and nationwide.

“We are excited to introduce businesses in the Illinois market to Engage’s industry-leading HR solutions,” said Jay Starkman, chief executive officer of Engage. “To have one of the best PEO sales professionals in the country join our team and drive our efforts in this new region is a big win for the company.”

Rossi brings close to two decades of experience in the PEO industry to Engage. She has held various roles at large PEOs, working both on the sales and service sides of the business. At her former PEOs, Rossi was consistently ranked among the top sales producers.

“I strongly believe in the PEO product, particularly Engage’s ‘Expect More’ philosophy, which delivers extraordinary client service together with an outstanding product offering,” said Rossi. “I am thrilled to join the Engage team and help fuel its continued growth as one of the country’s fastest growing companies.”

Rossi holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration & Management from Saint Xavier University, Chicago.

About Engage PEO
Engage PEO delivers comprehensive HR solutions to small and mid-sized businesses, sharpening their competitive advantage. Comprised of the industry’s most respected veteran professional employer organization executives, certified HR professionals and attorneys, Engage PEO provides hands-on, expert HR services and counsel to help clients minimize cost and maximize efficiency for stronger business performance. The company’s superior service offering includes a full range of health and workers’ compensation insurance products, payroll technology and tax administration, risk management services and advanced technology as part of an extensive suite of HR services. For more information, visit http://www.engagepeo.com.

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Engage PEO Expands Presence in Arizona with Addition of Vice President of Sales, Chris Charlson

Engage PEO today announced the addition of Chris Charlson as vice president of sales for Arizona.

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Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA (September 22, 2015) — Engage PEO, a leading professional employer organization providing HR outsourcing solutions to small and mid-sized businesses across the U.S., today announced the addition of Chris Charlson as vice president of sales for Arizona. Charlson’s responsibilities include growing Engage’s presence and sales efforts throughout the state, as well as partnering with insurance brokers across the country, positioning Engage’s competitive and unique HR and benefits offerings to potential clients.

“Expanding Engage’s presence in Arizona, a state that is friendly to PEOs, helps to further solidify our presence in the West,” said Jay Starkman, chief executive officer of Engage. Chris knows the market well and we are pleased to welcome him to our growing team.”

Charlson has 17 years of sales experience, including seven in the PEO industry. Before joining Engage, he held positions at two national PEOs as a sales and business development manager. Charlson also previously served as a financial adviser for a number of investment firms including UBS.

“I am excited to join one of the fastest growing companies in the country and the highly respected team at Engage PEO,” said Charlson. “The sales-focused culture is a great fit for me personally and the company’s ‘Expect More’ service philosophy makes Engage a great choice for businesses looking for a trusted partner to help manage all of their HR, benefits and compliance needs.”

About Engage PEO
Engage PEO delivers comprehensive HR solutions to small and mid-sized businesses, sharpening their competitive advantage. Comprised of the industry’s most respected veteran professional employer organization executives, certified HR professionals and attorneys, Engage PEO provides hands-on, expert HR services and counsel to help clients minimize cost and maximize efficiency for stronger business performance. The company’s superior service offering includes a full range of health and workers’ compensation insurance products, payroll technology and tax administration, risk management services and advanced technology as part of an extensive suite of HR services. For more information visit http://www.engagepeo.com.

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Engage PEO Expands California Team

Melissa Johnson joins as vice president of sales in California.

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Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA (June 3, 2015) — Engage PEO, a leading professional employer organization providing HR outsourcing solutions to small and mid-sized businesses across the U.S., today announced the addition of Melissa Johnson as vice president of sales for California. She will be based in the San Francisco Bay Area, but will partner with brokers and clients throughout the state and across country.

Johnson will focus on creating new business opportunities and building insurance broker relationships to further position Engage’s HR solutions to potential clients. Johnson has more than 10 years of experience in HR outsourcing and has held multiple senior roles at large, national PEOs. She attended San Francisco State University and has been frequently recognized as a top performing sales executive in the region.

“Melissa brings to Engage an expertise in PEO, a strong working knowledge of California business, local issues and key broker relationships – a combination rarely seen in the industry,” said Jay Starkman, chief executive officer of Engage. “There is a reason why she has been so successful in her career and Engage is lucky to have her join our team. This is especially true in one of Engage’s key growth markets, California, where PEO market share is growing rapidly.”

“Engage is the hyper-growth PEO in the industry and I’m incredibly excited to be joining such a strong national sales team,” said Johnson. “Clients throughout California are becoming more aware of the value that PEO delivers, which, when coupled with the Engage ‘Expect More’ service philosophy and its distribution model of partnering with insurance brokers, should create something very special.”

Additionally, to support Engage’s current clients and future growth in the state, Engage has hired Robert Dominguez as an assistant general counsel, based in California.

As part of the Engage HR team, Dominguez will create and deliver comprehensive HR solutions for the Company’s California clients. Dominguez has represented employers in California on litigation matters and counseled them on HR related issues and changes in the law, such as California’s new Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act. Dominguez earned a B.A. from Georgetown University and a J.D. from Cornell Law School.

About Engage PEO
Engage PEO delivers comprehensive HR solutions to small and mid-sized businesses, sharpening their competitive advantage. Comprised of the industry’s most respected veteran professional employer organization executives, certified HR professionals and attorneys, Engage PEO provides hands-on, expert HR services and counsel to help clients minimize cost and maximize efficiency for stronger business performance. The company’s superior service offering includes a full range of health and worker’s compensation insurance products, payroll technology and tax administration, risk management services and best-of-breed technology as part of an extensive suite of HR services. For more information visit http://www.engagepeo.com.

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Engage PEO Grows Texas Team With Addition of Vice President of Sales Todd Cabra

Engage PEO, today announced the continued growth of the company’s presence in Texas with the addition of Todd Cabra as vice president of sales for Houston.

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Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA (May 5, 2015) — Engage PEO, a leading professional employer organization providing HR outsourcing solutions to small and mid-sized businesses across the U.S., today announced the continued growth of the company’s presence in Texas with the addition of Todd Cabra as vice president of sales for Houston. Cabra will help drive Engage’s sales activities in the Southeast Texas market and continue to build upon the company’s significant relationships with business clients and insurance broker partners throughout the state and nationwide.

“Texas is expected to have the nation’s fastest annual job growth rate over the next five years, and that means more businesses throughout the state will need help to manage a growing workforce,” said Jay Starkman, chief executive officer of Engage. “Todd has spent most of his career in HR outsourcing and understands how PEOs can bring tremendous value to businesses facing increasing HR compliance requirements. We are excited to welcome him to our Texas team.”

Todd Cabra brings more than 12 years of PEO experience to Engage, serving as a senior sales representative for a number of national HR consulting organizations. Previously, he held executive leadership roles and managed companies in the printing industry for 15 years. He is a graduate of Lamar University and has received numerous top sales performer awards.

“As a proud Texas native, I am thrilled to lend my experience and passion to Engage – a company with a great reputation and a strong presence in the state and beyond,” said Cabra. “Texas is not only pro-business, it’s an extremely PEO-friendly state which is a perfect mix. I am looking forward to building new relationships with clients and broker partners to help their businesses grow with Engage’s industry leading HR services.”

About Engage PEO

Engage PEO delivers comprehensive HR solutions to small and mid-sized businesses, sharpening their competitive advantage. Comprised of the industry’s most respected veteran professional employer organization executives, certified HR professionals and attorneys, Engage PEO provides hands-on, expert HR services and counsel to help clients minimize cost and maximize efficiency for stronger business performance. The company’s superior service offering includes a full range of health and worker’s compensation insurance products, payroll technology and tax administration, risk management services and best-of-breed technology as part of an extensive suite of HR services. For more information visit http://www.engagepeo.com.

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Engage PEO Forms Mid-Market Division

Group Created to Address Growing Demand from Large Employers For Strategic HR and Benefits Services.

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Fort Lauderdale, Fla., (April 21, 2015) — Engage PEO, a leading professional employer organization providing HR outsourcing solutions to small and mid-sized businesses across the U.S., today announced the formation of a new division dedicated to serve the needs of employers with more than 500 employees. The Mid-Market division was created in response to the growing demand from larger employers for HR solutions that can deliver a competitive advantage. The group will service both existing Engage clients and new client prospects.

“Businesses are always looking for ways to sharpen their competitive edge and in the middle market, a company’s human resources strategy can be a compelling source of sustaining competitive advantage,” says Jay Starkman, CEO of Engage. “Our Mid-Market division is focused on working with clients with more than 500 employees and creating solutions that fully leverage their human capital.”

The new division will be comprised of senior Engage service delivery specialists across disciplines with significant experience managing the needs of larger employers. The team will work closely with mid-market clients to deliver products tailored to the specific needs of the business, with customized service models that are flexible and provide consistently reliable client service.

“Our mid-market clients are asking for more and more help to manage their complex HR needs and Engage continues to deliver positive results,” said Ralph Labarta, chief technology officer of Engage. “This includes building strategies that achieve greater operational effectiveness by reducing the amount of time and resources spent on employment administration and HR compliance, improving workplace safety metrics, providing a full suite of Fortune 500 benefits, and developing programs to recruit, train and retain highly skilled employees.”

Engage’s unique service model is anchored by a team of dedicated HR managers who are all employment lawyers and maintain significant knowledge of HR issues and emerging legal trends that impact businesses of all sizes. Engage already boasts one of the highest average client sizes in the PEO industry and has a proven track record of serving these large employers. The company expects their mid-market client roster will continue to grow and benefit from Engage’s focused approach to clients in this segment.

About Engage PEO
Engage PEO delivers comprehensive HR solutions to small and mid-sized businesses, sharpening their competitive advantage. Comprised of the industry’s most respected veteran professional employer organization executives, certified HR professionals and attorneys, Engage PEO provides hands-on, expert HR services and counsel to help clients minimize cost and maximize efficiency for stronger business performance. The company’s superior service offering includes a full range of health and worker’s compensation insurance products, payroll technology and tax administration, risk management services and best-of-breed technology as part of an extensive suite of HR services. For more information visit http://www.EngagePEO.com.

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Sandra Fine, rbb PR
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Engage PEO Announces New Suite of Streamlined Health Benefit Plan Solutions

The Simple Business Solutions offering is part of a fully integrated system designed to meet the unique needs of companies with fewer than 50 insured employees.

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Fort Lauderdale, Fla., (April 13, 2015) — Engage PEO, a leading professional employer organization providing HR outsourcing solutions to small and mid-sized businesses across the U.S., has developed a competitive suite of employer group benefit programs tailored to meet the unique and challenging needs of businesses with 10 to 49 employees. Engage Simple Business Solutions provides access to a select portfolio of medical plans that all meet the minimum individual mandate requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). A suite of voluntary benefit products are also part of the mix, giving companies of all sizes the ability to offer their employees a variety of supplemental plans to fit individual needs, from dental and vision plans to life insurance and disability coverage and tax advantaged flexible spending and health savings programs.

“As HR advisors, it is our job to continuously provide viable options to our clients and help them make smart choices, especially when it comes to health benefits and compliance,” says Dorothy Miraglia King, executive vice president of Engage. “Some of our clients and their employees, however, can sometimes be overwhelmed when offered too many choices or options that are more suitable for larger employers. That’s why our Simple Business Solutions suite is streamlined and designed to be flexible and affordable.”

Through this offering, Engage’s clients can select among three competitively priced medical plans provided by Aetna, plus an attractive package of voluntary benefits to offer employees, all delivered through a convenient, paperless online enrollment process. Engage Simple Business Solutions complements a more robust portfolio of ACA-compliant benefit plans and products geared to employers of 50 or more employees, provided via a private Engage Corporate Exchange.

“It is critically important for employers with fewer than 50 employees to realize that once they offer health benefits to their employees, they turn on the ACA switch,” said Jay Starkman, chief executive officer of Engage. “That means that they are subject to the same Affordable Care Act mandates imposed on larger employers. Engage manages all of the complex ACA compliance issues for our clients no matter how many employees they have – that is a huge load off of their shoulders.”

All Engage benefit plan solutions are offered as part of a comprehensive set of human resources services for business that include payroll, workers’ compensation, safety, tax and HR compliance delivered by dedicated HR field managers – all of whom are lawyers – in addition to client service and benefits specialists.

“What is clear is that all businesses are eager to find smart, simple and efficient tools to navigate the evolving regulatory maze of the Affordable Care Act,” Starkman added. “As a full service PEO, Engage can meet that demand for every segment of the business community.”

About Engage PEO
Engage PEO delivers comprehensive HR solutions to small and mid-sized businesses, sharpening their competitive advantage. Comprised of the industry’s most respected veteran professional employer organization executives, certified HR professionals and attorneys, Engage PEO provides hands-on, expert HR services and counsel to help clients minimize cost and maximize efficiency for stronger business performance. The company’s superior service offering includes a full range of health and worker’s compensation insurance products, payroll technology and tax administration, risk management services and best-of-breed technology as part of an extensive suite of HR services. For more information visit http://www.EngagePEO.com.

Media Contact:
Sandra Fine, rbb PR
(305) 567-0535
sandra.fine@rbbpr.com