LandrumHR Names Kara Bloomberg as Chief Operating Officer

LandrumHR announced in January that Kara Bloomberg has been appointed chief operating officer. “Under Kara’s leadership, we have reinvigorated our client service efforts and taken a fresh look at operations. We are now better prepared to deliver unprecedented service and human resources solutions to our clients,” says Britt Landrum III, CEO of LandrumHR. Kara [...]

Applied Business Solutions: A PEO Company Offers Transparency and Full-Service Solutions

Co-founders Brandon McCoy, CEO, and Blake Odom, CFO/COO, of Applied Business Solutions: A PEO Company are good friends who have much in common. They are both native Floridians hailing from the northern part of the state, McCoy from the small town of Jasper and Odom from Jacksonville. Both developed a strong work ethic at a [...]

Florida’s Strong Economy Offers Opportunities for Employers

Florida’s Strong Economy Offers Opportunities for Employers Ten-Year Forecast Indicates Changes on Horizon as Boomers Retire During February’s Florida PEO CEO Legislative Summit held in Tallahassee, Amy Baker, chief economist and legislative coordinator with the Florida Legislature Office of Economic & Demographic Research (EDR), provided attendees an overview of key economic and demographic statistics from [...]

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 [...]