Lever1 – the Kansas City-based PEO – ranks 44th on this year’s Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States.
No other Kansas City-based company placed higher on the list. Lever1 reported a three-year growth in sales of 6,560 percent. It was also the highest-ranked Missouri company.
Past Inc. 5000 honorees include major names such as LinkedIn, Domino’s, Dell and Microsoft, among others.
“We are both excited and humbled to be named among the nation’s business leaders,” said Erica Brune, Lever1’s president and partner. “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.”
Lever1 is a past winner of the 25 Under 25 Award® from Thinking Bigger Business Media. The PEO helps small and midsize companies with a range of human resources, payroll and employee benefits needs.
“One of the most rewarding benefits since founding Lever1 is being able to help develop other entrepreneurs and ignite passion,” said CEO Greg Gragg. “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.”
“Clients stay with us because our service is unmatched,” Lever1’s Brune said. “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.”
About 40 companies from the Kansas City metro made this year’s Inc. 5000 list, including businesses such as Infusion Express, Zhou Nutrition, Tallgrass Freight Co., Prism Real Estate Services and Hinrichs+Pesavento.