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Engage PEO Adds Said Ayou as Vice President of Sales in Austin, Texas

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – July 2, 2018 – 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 Said Ayou, vice president of sales for Austin. Ayou will build upon the company’s relationships with clients in Texas and nationwide, with a focus on hospitality, an industry where Engage has significant experience.   

“We are excited to welcome yet another top-performing business development professional to Engage’s national sales team” said Jay Starkman, chief executive officer of Engage. “Texas is home to many Engage clients and we look forward to Said introducing more business owners to Engage’s unique brand of HR expertise, and ‘Expect More’ service philosophy.” 

Ayou has more than 16 years of international sales experience with companies in the PEO, IT and textile industries, and more than five years in hospitality management. He was a multiple President’s Club award winner for a national PEO, and a sales representative of the year honoree for 2017.  Ayou is fluent in four languages, English, French, Arabic and Dutch, and has helped organizations expand their client base in the U.S., as well as in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. Ayou attended IFA Paris, and earned a degree in Hospitality Management and Administration from the University of Amsterdam.  

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

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