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Lever1 Ranks No. 44 on the 2017 Inc. 500 List

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August 17, 2017
Kansas City, MO, August 17, 2017 – Lever1, an accredited leader in human resources, payroll and benefit solutions ranked No. 44 on Inc. magazine’s list of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies – the Inc. 500. This prestigious list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the dynamic segment of independent small and midsized businesses.

“We are both excited and humbled to be named among the nation’s business leaders. This Inc. recognition is also a testament to my amazing team at Lever1. Every day they move mountains to help our clients achieve their goals,” said Lever1 president and partner Erica Brune. Lever1 is a Kansas City-based professional employer organization (PEO) providing strategic business resources for companies across the country. As an Inc. 500 honoree, Lever1 now shares a pedigree with companies such as Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other notable alumni.
“One of the most rewarding benefits since founding Lever1 is being able to help develop other entrepreneurs and ignite passion,” said CEO Greg Gragg. Through a suite of Lever1 services, small to midsize companies can focus their resources on core competencies and growth. It’s a solution that’s gaining in popularity as more businesses understand the advantage. “In our industry we’ve seen clients experience double-digit growth rates over those not in a PEO partnership. By pooling clients together we’ve created a much needed solution to combat the rising costs of benefits and employment.”

"The Inc. 500 is the most persuasive evidence I know that the American Dream is still alive,” says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “The founders and CEOs of the Inc. 500 tell us they think determination, risk taking, and vision were the keys to their success, and I believe them.”

Looking deeper into Lever1’s three-year sales growth of 6,560%, Brune says, “Our success is a direct result of our client’s success because we are committed to helping them reclaim their time.” Brune also credits the industry trend in how entrepreneurs look to grow their business by relying on the expertise of outsourced specialists rather than keeping everything in-house.

Lever1 gives clients access to HR experts and opportunities to access pooled benefits at a fraction of the cost to do it on their own, thus not only saving time but gaining lower rates on insurance and other operating costs.

“Clients stay with us because our service is unmatched. We know our clients personally and understand how much they have invested in the services we provide. It truly is a partnership where everybody benefits,” said Brune.
About Lever1
Lever1 is a Kansas City-based PEO providing convenient resources for businesses across the country. Integrated services enable business owners to cost-effectively outsource the management of human resources, payroll and employee benefits. Building partnerships with confidence, Lever1 allows its clients to focus their resources on generating revenue. To learn how the right partnership can increase your productivity, call 866.622.1511 or visit
Tiffany Barrett, PR Specialist
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