Former AlphaStaff CEO Starkman Launches Engage PEO

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Former AlphaStaff CEO Starkman Launches Engage PEO

Jay Starkman, who led professional employer organization AlphaStaff to explosive growth, is at it again with a new company in the same field.

He launched Engage PEO in October with offices in Fort Lauderdale and St. Petersburg after raising $5 million from private investors.

Engage currently has 10 employees, and plans to go live handling HR functions and employees for clients in January. Starkman hopes to expand to 28 employees by the end of 2012, and 42 to close 2013.

“In five years, AlphaStaff grew by 45,000 worksite employees,” Starkman said, referring to the number of employees it handled for ...

-- South Florida Business Journal by Brian Bandell, Senior Reporter
   Date: Friday, December 2, 2011, 6:00am EST


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