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The SaaS Report Names Justworks' Founder Isaac Oates a Top 50 CEO

Recognized for his unique leadership style and Justworks’ growth, Oates ranked among industry leaders by The SaaS Report

NEW YORK – August 21, 2018 – The SaaS Report (TSR) announced that Isaac Oates, CEO and founder of Justworks, the fastest growing HR technology platform, ranked on its “Top 50 SaaS CEOs of 2018” list. Leading SaaS executives were assessed by TSR’s independent panel of judges on a number of leadership attributes including integrity, energy, company culture, and business growth. Oates was ranked at #29, placing among other top SaaS executives from leading companies such as Shopify, Salesforce, Slack, and Talkdesk.

“This recognition belongs to the entire Justworks team, which is now over 400 strong in New York,” said Oates. “We have had an amazing year of growth, and I am grateful for how far we have come in achieving our mission to help entrepreneurs and businesses grow with confidence. It is an honor to be recognized by the SaaS report for our success on behalf of the whole company.”

Justworks is building a world in which starting, running, and joining a growing business is an accessible option for all. The simple and inviting platform provides access to big-company benefits, automated payroll, HR tools, and compliance support — all in one place. In March 2018, Justworks announced a $40 million Series D funding round, bringing total funding raised to $93 million.

Oates was spotlighted on TSR’s Top 50 SaaS CEOs of 2018 list for his no-nonsense and goal-based approach, which was influenced by his time in the military and experience as a serial entrepreneur. Frustrated by paperwork, exorbitant costs, and endless hours spent on administration associated with running a growing business, Oates came up with the idea for Justworks in 2012. In addition to this recognition by TSR, Oates was also recently named Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year in the SaaS category for the New York Region.

To produce its 2018 list, TSR assessed the comments employees and colleagues submitted about a CEO’s particular strengths and improvement areas. Those who rank in TSR’s Top 50 represent the group of SaaS leaders held in high esteem by seemingly everyone they worked with and were judged as being markedly more effective than their fellow CEOs in the industry.

About Justworks: Justworks takes the busyness out of running a business and alleviates the unknown. Founded in 2012, Justworks, the fastest growing HR technology platform, helps entrepreneurs and businesses grow with confidence by giving them access to big-company benefits, automated payroll, HR tools, and compliance support — all in one place. Justworks does this by combining the power of a certified Professional Employer Organization (PEO) with award-winning 24/7 customer service and a simple and inviting platform, so teams of all sizes can work fearlessly, pursue their passion, and do more of what matters.

Justworks is headquartered in New York, NY and works with growing businesses across all 50 states, with dedicated teams serving major U.S hubs including Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Dallas, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C. To learn more visit and follow on Twitter @JustworksHR and Instagram @Justworks_HR.

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