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Eric Arfons Reflects on 30 Years in the PEO Business

“Published in the Winter 2018 FAPEO Update Newsletter” Eric Arfons married his high school sweetheart 34 years ago, earned an MBA from the UF Warrington College of Business and built successful PEO businesses with two of his best friends—twice. In September, Tampa-based CoAdvantage bought Arfons and his business partners’ company, and the now-former president of [...]

Trion Solution’s Mark Davidoff Has a Passion for HR

Trion Solution, Inc.’s Mark M. Davidoff always has been intrigued by the interaction between management and employees in the workplace, even before HR was a widely used term in the business world. After earning a bachelor’s degree in business administration and management, he went to work as a labor consultant in New York. Mark [...]

PRemployer’s Long-Term Roots in Personnel Resources

Ben Harrison’s PRemployer, Inc., is a family business with long-term roots in the staffing and PEO industry. One of Ben’s sisters, Becky Carter, is his business partner, and his other sister, Debbie Dobbs, is the company’s CFO. Harrison’s career began at Personnel Resources (PR) in Dothan, Alabama, soon after Ben graduated from Florida State University [...]

Oasis Outsourcing’s Mark Perlberg Values Collaboration

When Oasis Outsourcing began looking for a president and CEO in 2003, the company found the business experience and leadership skills it needed in Mark C. Perlberg. Throughout a diverse career, Mark had demonstrated outstanding leadership and sales strategy development across a wide array of industries, including business services, utilities and financial institutions. As an [...]

Abram Finkelstein of StaffLink Outsourcing: Possibilities for PEOs Are Endless

“Published in the Winter 2017 FAPEO Update Newsletter” Abram Finkelstein, president of StaffLink Outsourcing, Inc., in Plantation, is no stranger to the Florida Association of Professional Employer Organizations. Soon after entering the PEO industry in 1994, he began serving on the FAPEO Board of Directors. His tenure on the board ran from 1995 to 2008, [...]

Oasis Outsourcing’s Kerim Fidel Shares His Philosophy of PEO

“Published in the Winter 2017 FAPEO Update Newsletter” FAPEO director Kerim Fidel is senior vice president and general counsel with Oasis Outsourcing in West Palm Beach. He relates how his education and career path have uniquely suited him to oversee all legal and compliance matters at Oasis. “Prior to entering the workforce, I studied philosophy, [...]

UES’s Chris Kenny: ‘Without FAPEO, I Would Be in the Dark’

“Published in the Fall 2017 FAPEO Update Newsletter” United Employee Services’ Chris Kenny got an early start in the PEO industry, while he was still in college. He says he came to the industry well prepared to provide excellent customer service because of the various jobs he had held prior to his first job in [...]

FAPEO Director Daniel Johnson Brings Business, Legal Expertise to Association Board

Recently seated FAPEO director Daniel P. Johnson began his legal career as a law clerk for a federal district court judge in Atlanta before going to work for a large national law firm and helping to establish its office in Georgia’s capital city. A decade later, Dan wanted a change for himself and his family, [...]