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Engage PEO Expands in the Midwest

Chris Zdunich joins as Vice President of Sales in Illinois

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – July 21, 2021 – Engage PEO, a leading professional employer organization providing HR outsourcing solutions to small and mid-sized businesses across the U.S., today announced Chris Zdunich has joined its growing national sales team as the company’s newest Vice President of Sales - Illinois.

Zdunich brings two decades of business development experience to Engage, previously serving in senior sales consulting roles for two national PEOs, a national payroll services provider, and two major Illinois-based accounting and financial services firms, Porte Brown LLC and PKF Mueller. In his new role with Engage, Zdunich will partner with insurance brokers and CPAs to deliver Engage’s suite of human resources and benefits solutions to employers in the Midwest and across the country, with a focus on light manufacturing and white-collar industries.

Zdunich is the latest member to join the growing Engage team. The company recently announced plans to double its sales organization in California and Arizona and appointed its first regional vice president for the West.  

“We’re thrilled to be adding another team member in the Midwest with Chris’s depth of PEO experience and broad sales expertise,” said Jay Starkman, chief executive officer of Engage PEO. “His strong ties with CPAs are also a big plus and will help to expand Engage’s relationships with trusted referral partners nationally.”

An Illinois native, Zdunich is based in the greater Chicago area and is a graduate of Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.

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 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. Engage PEO was named to Inc. magazine’s list of the 5000 fastest-growing companies every year since 2016. For more information on Engage PEO, visit