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Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – Aug. 15, 2023 – Inc. Magazine announced today that Engage PEO, a leading professional employer organization (PEO) providing HR outsourcing solutions to small and mid-sized businesses across the U.S., was named one of the 5,000 fastest growing companies in the nation for the seventh time since 2016. The annual Inc. 5000 list is the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States.

The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment —independent small businesses. This year, only 554 U.S. companies have earned a spot on the Inc. 5000 list seven times or more.

This award is a testament to the expertise, dedication, and execution demonstrated by Engage’s team every day,” said Jay Starkman, founder and CEO of Engage PEO.  “In today’s dynamic HR environment, small and mid-size businesses need a trusted partner to navigate the landscape, which is what Engage provides.  We’re honored and, at the same time humbled, to have a spot on this list of great, growing companies for the 7th time.

“Running a business has only gotten harder since the end of the pandemic,” says Inc. editor-in-chief Scott Omelianuk. “To make the Inc. 5000—with the fast growth that it requires—is truly an accomplishment. Inc. is thrilled to honor the companies that are building our future.”


Companies on the 2023 Inc. 5000 are ranked according to percentage revenue growth from 2019 to 2022. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2019. They must be U.S.-based, privately held, for-profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2022. The minimum revenue required for 2019 is $100,000; the minimum for 2022 is $2 million. Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Growth rates used to determine company rankings were calculated to four decimal places.

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 costs and maximize efficiency for stronger business performance.  The company’s superior service offering includes a full range of payroll technology and tax administration, employer compliance, health and workers’ compensation insurance products, advanced technology, and risk management services part of an extensive suite of HR services.

Engage PEO was among the first PEOs 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 5,000 fastest growing companies seven times since 2016. For more information on Engage PEO, visit