Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs)

The Perfect Perk

Bridget McCrea
Hispanic Trends.com

Research Evidence on Prevalence and Effects of Employee Ownership

Douglas Kruse
Testimony before the Subcommittee on Employer-Employee Relations — Committee on Education and the Workforce

Wayfield Foods

Founded in 1982 by two Atlanta-area businessmen and converted to an ESOP in 1992, Wayfield now has 8 locations and over 500 employees. In 2016, the grocery won the Center for Civic Innovation’s Corporate Civic Impact award for its commitment to educating the community about healthy living.

North Highland Company

Founded in a small office on North Highland Avenue on Atlanta's east side in 1992, North Highland has since grown to more than 3,000 employees in over 60 offices across the globe. The consultant firm focuses on solving challenges related to customer experience, transformation, performance, and technology.  Since 2007, the employee-owned firm has been named a “Best Firm to Work For” every year by Consulting Magazine.