Winning Together Companies
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HQ: Statesville, NC
Industry: B2B and B2C Services

Engage2Excel, formerly known as TharpeRobbins, was formed in 2007 through the merger of The Tharpe Company, founded in 1981, and The Robbins Company, founded in 1892. Engage2Excel is a global leader in enterprise engagement solutions with a client list that includes many of the world’s largest corporations. Engage2Excel designs, manages, measures and improves programs designed to attract, retain and engage a company’s employees and customers. Engage2Excel’s service offering includes employee recognition and rewards programs, engagement surveys, and talent acquisition for businesses with between 200 and 10,000 employees. Through its subsidiary, Hinda Incentives, Engage2Excel is also an industry leading provider of incentive programs used to reward customer loyalty, encourage sales performance, influence employee behavior, and motivate dealers and distributors. Building on its more than 100-year heritage as a technological leader and innovator, Engage2Excel is firmly differentiated as the only recognition provider able to measure employee engagement, manage total recognition programs, and improve the engagement investment with the application of prescriptive analytics to improve business impact and show business leaders a tangible ROI.

Gridiron Capital originally invested in Engage2Excel in 2010. In partnership with Gridiron Capial, Engage2Excel completed transformative add-on acquisitions, augmented its management team and sales force, introduced numerous new solutions, expanded its intellectual property portfolio, and diversified its customer base. Engage2Excel was sold to a financial investor in March 2018.

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