The Principal 10 Best Companies for Employee Financial Security Recognizes Quick Left as National Leader

FOR RELEASE Sept 30th 12pm CT

BOULDER, Colo., September 30, 2014 -- Inc. Magazine has recognized Quick Left on its “Principal Financial Group 10 Best Companies For Employee Financial Security 2014” list. The list annually highlights 10 companies throughout the nation that strike the right balance between building a culture that helps employees take control of their financial future, and providing them with the best possible array of benefits.

Quick Left implements a myriad of benefits that promote a healthy lifestyle, both in and out of the office. Some of their amenities that landed them the spot on the list include ample holiday and vacation time, gym memberships, FSA funding, and an annual stipend for wellness and tech-related experiences and items that enhance employees’ learning and improve job performance.

Quick Left offers employees tech, health, and wellness stipends that “give employees an excuse to buy themselves something fun they might otherwise not purchase” says Quick Left’s Co-Founder and CEO of Consulting, Ingrid Alongi, “That said, it’s important to look at the overall makeup of the company: are people in the phase of their lives where they are in their first job, buying their first home, having children?  Offering benefits that serve the diversity of employees is important.”

The 10 recognized companies receive $2,500 to donate to their charity of choice.  Quick Left will be donating their awarded funds to NCWIT: National Center for Women and Information Technology located in Boulder.  NCWIT is a non-profit community renowned for taking action in recruiting, retaining, and advancing women from K-12 and higher education through industry and entrepreneurial careers.

“We are honored to be recognized for our company culture” says Alongi, “We really value our employees.  And we’re thrilled to be donating to NCWIT, as well.  Women unfortunately represent an enormously untapped talent pool in our industry, and Quick Left is happy to promote an organization to help women succeed in the tech world.”

About Quick Left

Quick Left Inc. is a leading provider of innovative software development services and tools headquartered in Boulder, Colo. Its services team specializes in web development, design, training and mobile applications. The company also operates Sprintly, a development management platform designed to power a more productive relationship between teams and their managers. Together with Sprintly, Quick Left accelerates software product launches with a process defined by accountability, simplicity, scalability and today’s smartest web technologies. Visit Quick Left at

About the Principal Financial Group

The Principal Financial Group (The Principal®) is a global investment management leader offering retirement services, insurance solutions and asset management. The Principal offers businesses, individuals and institutional clients a wide range of financial products and services, including retirement, asset management and insurance through its diverse family of financial services companies. Founded in 1879 and a member of the FORTUNE 500®, the Principal Financial Group has $517.9 billion in assets under management and serves some 19.4 million customers worldwide from offices in Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America and the United States. Principal Financial Group, Inc. is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol PFG. For more information, visit