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Engage PEO CEO Jay Starkman Recognized on Florida Trend’s “Florida 500” List of Most Influential Business Leaders

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – September 18, 2020 – Engage PEO, a professional employer organization providing HR outsourcing solutions to small and mid-sized businesses across the U.S., announced today that the company’s CEO, Jay Starkman, has been recognized in the second edition of Florida Trend’s Florida 500 list as one of the most influential business leaders in the state.

The Florida 500 is a special section created by Florida Trend magazine that highlights the 500 most influential executives in different economic sectors throughout the state of Florida. Selection of the 500 executives recognized on this year’s list was based on a year-long research initiative and spans more than 60 business categories.

“Since founding Engage in 2011, it has always been my priority to provide innovative solutions that help clients navigate the ever-evolving workplace environment; that mission has never been more relevant than it is today,” said Jay Starkman, CEO of Engage PEO. “To be recognized on the Florida 500 list during such a trying time – alongside some of the most inspiring leaders in the state – is a true honor, and one that I could not have achieved without my dedicated employees, valued partners, and long-time clients.” 

The complete list of the recipients of the Florida 500 can be found in the September special issue of Florida Trend magazine. More information can be found here.    

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 recently 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 The IRS does not endorse any particular certified professional employer organization. For more information on certified professional employer organizations go to