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Lever1 Included Again on Inc. Magazine’s 37th Annual List of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies – the Inc. 5000


For the Third Time in a Row, Lever1 Appears on the Inc. 5000, Ranking No. 1135



Kansas City, Mo. – August 22, 2019 –Inc. Magazine today ranked Lever1 No. 1135 on its 37th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest growing private companies.  The list provides a snapshot of the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment— its independent small and midsized businesses (SMBs).  Lever1 is a Kanas City, MO-based Professional Employer Organization (PEO) providing clients locally, and across the country, with outsourced, cost-effective, and experienced management of Human Resources (HR), health benefits, and payroll and accounting services.  This is the third year in a row Lever1 has been included on the List and Lever1 is consistently named one of the fastest growing businesses in MO.


Speaking about Lever1’s repeat inclusion on the Inc. 5000 list, company CEO Gregory Gragg said, “The continued success of Lever1 is a direct result of President Erica Brune’s leadership and hard work, as well as her team’s.”  Gragg went on to say, “But Lever1’s growth it is also a microcosm of the PEO model explosion.  As more and more businesses, particularly SMBs, recognize the benefits of outsourcing their HR services, Lever1 is poised to provide these essential services, so companies can do what they do best.”


The annual Inc. 5000 event honoring all the companies on the list will be held from October 10 through 12, 2019 at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa in Palm Desert, CA. The Speakers will include 40 renowned entrepreneurs and business experts from well-known national brands.


About Lever1:

Lever1 is Kansas City-based Professional Employer Organization (PEO), providing resources for businesses across the country. Through integrated services, business owners can cost-effectively outsource the management of human resources, benefits, office management, accounting, and payroll. Lever1 is an invaluable partner to businesses looking to streamline all employment needs.  Lever1 can be found at


About Inc. Media:

Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Winner of the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 18,000,000 today.  For more information, visit


The Inc. 5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list of the nation’s most successful private companies has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success.