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Engage PEO Names Julie Cirillo Chief Risk Officer

Cirillo leverages deep risk management and PEO experience for Engage’s clients

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – December 15, 2021 – Engage PEO, a leading professional employer organization providing HR outsourcing solutions to small and mid-sized businesses across the U.S., today announced that it has promoted Julie Cirillo to Chief Risk Officer, effective January 1, 2022. Cirillo has served as Vice President of Risk Management at Engage since 2015.

Cirillo is a seasoned veteran in the workers’ compensation industry, with more than 20 years of experience in workers’ compensation litigation, claims management and risk management. She served as a workers’ compensation defense attorney and has held multiple senior roles in management, claims, loss prevention, risk management, and sales.

“Julie’s in-depth knowledge of the PEO industry and risk, combined with her work ethic and dedication, have protected our clients from substantial losses to their businesses over the years,” said Jay Starkman, chief executive officer of Engage. “She understands the complex competitive, regulatory and technological threats facing all businesses today.”

“I am dedicated to planning and delivering underwriting, claims, and loss control strategies for our clients that prevent and mitigate workplace losses,” said Cirillo. “Our risk management department and I are laser focused every day on this task.”

Cirillo earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of South Carolina-Columbia in Government and International Studies and a Juris Doctor from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

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 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 Certified Professional Employer Organization (CPEO) designation 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