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Engage PEO Expands Midwest Team Adding Ryan Thoma as Vice President of Sales

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – April 4, 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 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