StratEx: A Best Place To Work in Illinois in 2016

StratEx Named 2016 “BEST PLACES TO WORK IN ILLINOIS” for Second Consecutive Year

BPTW_logo2016 (2)CHICAGO – June 9, 2016 – StratEx, a Chicago-based provider of human resources software and service, has been selected as one of the 2016 “Best Places to Work in Illinois” for its second consecutive year by the Daily Herald Business Ledger and the Human Resources Management Association of Chicago (HRMAC).

“Being named to this list for the second year in a row is incredibly humbling,” said Founder & CEO of StratEx, Adam Ochstein. “Since inception, I sought to create a company where employees enjoyed coming to work, and getting recognized with this honor is validation of accomplishing that.”

In partnership with HRMAC, the Illinois State Chamber of Commerce, the Small Business Advocacy Council, and MRA –The Management Association, the list identifies and honors the best places of employment in Illinois, benefiting the state’s economy, its workforce and businesses.

StratExians (l to r): Julia Guest, Jaclyn Farrell, Marina Kaplunovsky, & Ben Zats

“From the very beginning, we sought to establish our company as a place where each employee feels like an invaluable member of the team,” said Sami Abualsamid, President of StratEx. “We are very excited about our current growth and are eager for the year to come.”

To be eligible for nomination, companies had to have at least 15 employees working in Illinois, be a for-profit or not-for-profit business or government entity, be a publicly or privately-held business, have a facility in the state of Illinois, and must have been in business for a minimum of one year. Participating companies were assessed through a two-part process. The first part consisted of evaluating each company’s workplace policies, practices, and demographics. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure employee experience in the company.

StratEx was recognized at the 2016 “Best Places to Work in Illinois” awards ceremony on Thursday, May 26, 2016, where it was revealed that they placed third in the small business category.

Winners will also be featured in a special publication on June 27, 2016 that will honor and profile each of the awarded companies. For more information on StratEx, please visit or contact Heather Youkhana at 312-496-6562 or

About StratEx
Founded in 2003, StratEx is a provider of human resources software and service, helping companies manage the entire employee lifecycle all online, through its proprietary software, eStratEx. From filing resumes and applications, to hiring and onboarding, to time-off requests and payroll processing, to termination, resignation or exit interviews, StratEx helps companies manage the processes so businesses can focus on employee relations StratEx has offices in Chicago, Orlando and NYC. For more information on StratEx, please visit, or call 312-216-2200.

About the Daily Herald Business Ledger
The Business Ledger is the leading provider of business news and information about businesses and the economy in suburban Chicago. The Business Ledger is a sister publication to the Daily Herald and part of the Paddock Publications family.