PEO Network acquired by

RALEIGH, NC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 03, 2013 -- PEO Networkhas been purchased by Rodney Diekema, the founder and owner of 

"We're pleased and honored to continue the legacy of Carrie Aaron, she'san icon in our industry," said Rodney Diekema, new President of PEONetwork. "Sadly, Carrie suffered a traumatic brain injury in 2012 andcould no longer work full-time.  I was honored that she chose me to carrythe torch."

"After serving thirty years in the PEO industry, it was time to focus onmy health," said Aaron. "Don't count me out though, as my brainheals, I will continue to pursue consulting and research projects that servethe PEO industry and will stay onboard at PEO Network as a consultant.  Ihave the utmost confidence in Rodney Diekema to carry on the tradition ofexcellence and integrity that PEO Network is known for."

"There are few people that have a greater understanding of the PEOindustry or have helped more people succeed in this challenging business thanCarrie Aaron and Rodney Diekema. Both have dedicated their careers to the PEOindustry," commented Pat Cleary, President and CEO of the NationalAssociation of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO).

Diekema, who started in the PEO industry in 1992, worked for two of the largestNational PEO’s in an Executive capacity and started his own PEO in 2007 andsold his interest in the PEO to focus on the opportunities that PEO Networkoffers.  Diekema says it’s his passion to help grow the PEO Industrythrough education, training and consulting. 

Aaron has over 30 years of PEO industry experience and founded PEO Network in1995. PEO Network will continue operations and provide training programs,articles, seminars and research projects to the PEO industry as the companydevelops new programs under the direction of Diekema. 

PEO Network will continue many of the programs launched by Aaron, including thepublication of inSYNC a monthly news CD which helps keep PEO owners on thecutting edge of trends and news in PEO, currently on Volume 109.  InFebruary 2013 PEO Network will hold inSYNC Summit VII a gathering of annualsubscribers, in Boca Raton Florida.  The inSYNC Summits are an interactive“Think-Tank” of PEO owners, CEO’s or Senior Management and have proven to be afavorite of PEO owners. 

PEO Network plans to market the PEO concept to CPAs and Insurance Agency ownersthru and a revitalized PEO Start-Up seminar.  This seminar willeducate owners of insurance agencies and CPA firms on the synergies of adding aHuman Resources Outsourcing (HRO) division to their companies. "CPAs andIndependent Insurance Agencies have the highest rate of long term success inlaunching a PEO because the barriers to entry are currently very high and theybring the right tools to the business," Diekema said.

PEO Network is a consulting firm to the HR Outsourcing industry. For moreinformation, visit the Web site: is a PEO Industry Directory and Blog, visit the Website: 

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•Contact:Rodney Diekema
PEO Network
(888) 888-7366