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Engage PEO CEO Jay Starkman Named Finalist for National 2015 “Stevie” American Business Awards

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – May 8, 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 been named an Executive of the Year finalist in the 2015 “Stevie” American Business Awards. He will ultimately be a Gold, Silver, or Bronze winner of this national award.

Starkman was recognized for his accomplishments in building a PEO where quality of service is the driving focus. Under Starkman’s leadership, the company, formed in 2011, is 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.

“The individual recognition is appreciated, but I attribute Engage’s significant success, high customer satisfaction levels and continued growth to the efforts of our superb team of professionals,” said Starkman. “From our sales and marketing teams, HR counselors and payroll specialists, to our benefits advisors, risk advisors and compliance managers - the mantra lived by every Engage team member is that clients have the right to ‘expect more’ from their PEO, and every one of us strives to deliver on that promise.”

Finalists were chosen by scores of business professionals nationwide during first-round judging in April and May. Members of several specialized judging committees will determine Stevie Award placements from among the Finalists during final judging, to take place later this month.

More than 3,300 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a range of categories, including Startup of the Year, Executive of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, and others.   

Details about The Stevie Awards and the list of Finalists in all categories are available at   

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

About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in six programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service.  Stevie Awards programs receive more than 10,000 nominations from organizations in more than 60 nations each year.  Learn more about the Stevie Awards at