We have assembled an executive team with incredible business and PEO industry experience to help our clients find the best PEO solution for their business.
In mid-1998, Bob Beck founded AlphaStaff, a start-up Professional Employer Organization (PEO), with a plan to turn the PEO industry’s strongest competitors into marketing partners. These marketing partnerships, with insurance agents, helped to establish AlphaStaff as the PEO industry growth leader, without the aid of mergers or acquisitions. By 2007, it was the 5th largest PEO in the US, with net revenues of $189 million, 774 employer clients and 42,630 worksite employees. Bob sold the company to a private equity firm in 2008.
Bob served on the PEO industry boards of the Florida Association of PEOs (FAPEO) and the Employer’s Service Assurance Corporation (ESAC).
Prior to founding AlphaStaff Bob spent many years in the insurance industry. He served in numerous roles, including, president of an insurance carrier group, insurance agent and insurance agency owner.
Bob holds a Florida Life and Health Insurance License and a BS and MBA from Syracuse University.
Rob Beck’s experience in the PEO industry dates back to 1999, when he joined AlphaStaff’s sales organization and became one of their perennial sales leaders. He was also called upon by top management to participate in executive decisions regarding the direction of the company. As a result, Rob gained an understanding of how all of the various departments in a PEO operate from a management perspective.
After 10 years with AlphaStaff, Rob founded FPS, to create a better way for business owners to pick the right PEO with the right bundle of services at the right price.
His experience with over 1,000 PEO transactions has enabled him to quickly build FPS to the point where its clients generate over $250 million of payroll per year. FPS currently has marketing partnerships with over 40 insurance agencies and more than 500 insurance agents. FPS has relationships with over 50 PEOs with national and local coverage and is capable of servicing clients with simple PEO needs all the way up to the large multi- state complex PEO transactions.
Tom’s involvement in the PEO industry started in 1997 when he joined Bob Beck and a small group of investors who provided the start up capital for a new PEO, AlphaStaff, which opened its doors in early 1998. Tom was attracted to the investment based upon what was a novel idea at the time, selling PEO services through insurance agents. From 1998 until 2008, when AlphaStaff was sold, Tom provided valuable advice on sales and marketing to the company.
Tom is a combat veteran and proudly served as a Marine Corps officer for over nine years. While at Pfizer, Tom was responsible for sales of over $650 million with a sales team of 170 people. As a General Manager with P&L responsibility at GE, Tom created two national sales and marketing teams for new products being brought to the market. Tom is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and has an MBA and a Master’s Degree in Personnel Management.