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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.

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 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.

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 PEO Expands California Team

Melissa Johnson joins as vice president of sales in California.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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Engage PEO reports Stellar Sales Growth

Engage PEO today announced that its sales growth for the fourth quarter of 2011 exceeded goals by 200 percent.

St. Petersburg, Fla. – March 21, 2012 — Engage PEO, a leading professional employer organization providing HR outsourcing solutions to small and mid-sized businesses, today announced that its sales growth for the fourth quarter of 2011 exceeded goals by 200 percent. With hundreds of worksite employees already experiencing Engage’s “Expect More” benefits and service philosophy, the company continues to grow with a focus on its unique insurance broker partnership model to offer comprehensive HR solutions to small and mid-sized businesses nationally.

“Our record growth in this short timeframe shows that business owners and HR managers are looking to offer high-quality HR services to their employees and want a partner that can deliver expertise, personalized attention and cost efficiency at the same time,” said Jay Starkman, Engage’s chief executive officer. “We’re proud of Engage’s early success and we’ve only just begun. We look forward to continued growth as we work with our clients and broker partners to offer complete solutions that sharpen their competitive advantage.”

Engage PEO launched in December 2011 as the brainchild of Starkman, together with veteran human resource industry executive, Marjorie “Midge” Seltzer, who serves as the company’s president. Within weeks, the company announced it had become the first PEO start-up in history to receive accreditation through the Employer Services Assurance Corporation (ESAC) and had contracted with a large Five Guys franchisee to provide full human resource outsourcing to 300 employees at 13 locations in New York and Florida.

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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