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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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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