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Engage PEO Continues Record Expansion of National Sales Team; Adds Mark Barnes as Vice President of Sales for Missouri

 Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – May 2, 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 continued expansion of the company’s national sales team with the addition of Mark Barnes, vice president of sales for Missouri. Barnes will build upon the company’s relationships with insurance broker partners across the state and clients nationwide.  

“We are excited to welcome yet another top-performing PEO sales veteran to Engage’s national sales team,” said Jay Starkman, chief executive officer of Engage. “Growing the size and scope of our sales force is a priority for Engage in 2016, especially in the Midwest, one of the company’s focus markets.”

“We have increased the size of the overall sales team by 60 percent already this year, adding sales leaders in major metropolitan cities across the country, with more to come,” added Starkman. “This has been possible in part due to Engage’s reputation as a preferred destination for talented and highly motivated sales executives, such as Mark. He is a great fit and we are thrilled to have him onboard.”

Barnes brings more than 15 years of business development experience to Engage, including significant knowledge of the PEO and insurance industries. In addition to his previous role as a sales executive for two national PEOs, Mark also served as an insurance consultant for J.W. Terrill and a financial advisor with Morgan Stanley in St. Louis. He is also the co-founder and CFO of a specialty food wholesaler, distributing products to restaurants, grocery stores and liquor retailers throughout the Midwest. Barnes received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

“Engage’s reputation for providing superior service to both clients and distribution partners is well-known in the PEO world,” said Barnes. “Engage is also distinguished for having one of the most successful sales teams in the business. That is a rare combination, which is why I am so excited to join the team.”  

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