Industry Titans come together to form New PEO

Engage PEO Sharpens Competitive Advantage for Businesses.

Online PR News – 09-December-2011 – – ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- With more than 20 years of combined experience, Jay Starkman, the former CEO of AlphaStaff Group, and Marjorie "Midge" Seltzer, the former President of Modern Business Associates, today announced that they have joined forces to form Engage PEO, a new professional employment organization. According to the veteran human resource industry executives, the PEO industry needs to be re-imagined with a strong emphasis on service.

"Midge and I surveyed the current state of the industry and didn't like what we saw," explained Starkman. "More and more PEOs were focusing on the bottom line and asking clients to expect less. Combined with a practice of over selling, customer satisfaction in PEO services nationally is at a low point, and that’s just not right. Clients should expect more from an outsourcing partner."

“At Engage PEO, the quality of service is the focus of everything,” said Seltzer. “The formula is simple. We don't over sell. We invest in all aspects of service delivery, including state-of-the-art human resource information system, products from A-rated insurance carriers, leadership and people. In fact, unique to the industry, every one of our human resource representatives not only is highly trained in human resources, but they each have a law degree.”

The company is based in St. Petersburg, with an additional office in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and offers a full suite of PEO services nationwide, including payroll, technology, employee benefits, workers’ compensation and risk management, tax administration, and human resource services. Engage will leverage a national network of insurance agents and brokers to deliver its products directly to small and medium-size businesses.

During Starkman's tenure at AlphaStaff, the company was recognized as the fastest growing PEO in the industry. During Seltzer's tenure at MBA, the company was noted as providing the top service in the industry. The two leaders leverage each of their respective strengths in the new company, with Starkman, as CEO, focusing on sales and marketing, and Seltzer, as president, managing service delivery and client satisfaction.

“Great HR programs engage employees and promote greater productivity, which translates to stronger business performance. That’s what Engage is all about,” added Starkman. “Clients will expect more and Engage will not only meet, but exceed those higher expectations.”

About Engage PEO
Engage PEO delivers comprehensive HR solutions to small and medium-size 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 best-of-breed technology as part of an extensive suite of HR services. For more information visit

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Aileen Perdomo
Engage PEO
3001 Executive Drive Suite 340
St. Petersburg, FL 33762
(305) 785-4122