About Us

The Leadership Team

Stephen Swanick

CEO

Stephen attended UNC-Chapel Hill where he obtained his B.S. in Business Administration.  He received his Masters in Accountancy from UNC Charlotte. He is the founder of 1095EZ Online, and CEO of ERC Today.  Stephen also serves as Chairman of the Huntersville Town Planning Board.  He is a guru in process engineering and efficiency.

Andrea Swanick

CFO

Andrea received her B.S. in Business and MBA with an emphasis in Accounting from Winthrop University. She serves as the company’s Chief Financial Officer. She is also Chair of the Stewardship Committee at First Baptist Church of Huntersville, Treasurer for the Huntersville Chamber, and Treasurer-Elect for her daughter’s school’s PTA.

John Gentille

CRO

John is a visionary connector and graduated from Chowan University.  As Chief Revenue Officer, John oversees the company’s sales, partnerships, and strategies surrounding business development.  John spent most of his career at ADP.  Aside from traveling the world with ADP, he generated millions in revenue and also developed  several strategic partnerships.  

Chris Hager

Chief Strategy Officer

Known to the ERC Today team as the “Hungry Hungry Hippo”, Chris has an entrepreneurial spirit and strategic mindset. From business development for a global giant to owning his own company, Chris thrives at turning the vision of the company into reality. An alumni of Appalachian State University, baseball fan and fitness enthusiast, Chris loves investing in others to develop long-term relationships that bring people and opportunities together.

Jameika Ross

Human Resources Manager

Jameika has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a Management concentration, and she is currently pursuing an MBA with a Finance concentration at UNCP. Jameika is originally from New York City, but she hopes to create a strong family foundation in the Charlotte area. Despite her extensive business experience, she is most proud of her ability to connect with people from all walks of life as well as having a positive impact in any environment.

Erik Hopkins

Operations Manager

Erik comes to us from Akron, OH where he graduated with a B.S. in Integrated Mathematics from Kent State University.  He spent 15 + years in secondary public-school instruction before leaving for the private sector.  Erik oversees training, project accuracy and working with clients to help understand the final steps of the process. He is a proud veteran (ooh-rah) and stellar Dad! 

Lynn Harrold

Quality Control Manager

Lynn is a Certified Public Accountant with over 40 years of experience in Accounting and Financial Management.  She received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Western Carolina University with concentrations in Accounting and Office Administration.  Her experience includes working in the NC Public School System for over 24 years as a Financial Analyst, Assistant Finance Officer, and Chief Finance Officer. In her spare time, she enjoys working on her family genealogy.

Stephen Little

IT Architect

Stephen brings 10 years of sales and account management experience into the information technology industry. He has an Associate of Arts Degree from Gaston College, and he holds a certificate in Cyber Security from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Stephen is a proud father of one and he enjoys weight-lifting and playing video games in his free time.

Helen Davis

Account Specialist Manager

Helen attended the University of Houston and received a BBA in Organizational Behavior and Management. Originally from Illinois, she has lived in Charlotte since 2005. Helen enjoys living in North Carolina and loves exploring the state and discovering all it has to offer from the beaches to the mountains.

Darren Lawler

Project Manager

Darren has over 26 years of experience in the financial services industry.  He received an Associate in Arts degree in Business Administration from Brevard College and played on the basketball team.  Darren finished his education and basketball career at The University of Tennessee at Martin where he earned a BS in Business Education.  Darren is originally from Indiana.  During his free time, he enjoys CrossFit, running, hiking and playing golf. 

Jonathan Blocker

Senior Project Analyst

Jonathan has been an accountant for nine years ranging from accounts payable to full fledge accountant. Since then, he has been working his way to being a data analyst. He enjoys sorting and making sense out of information that would otherwise look confusing to others through data manipulation and sorting. He is happy to work with such an employer who cares about the community as much as he does and promotes individual growth knowledge and diversity.

Karine Piccoli

Senior Project Analyst

Karine has a B.A. in Social Communication Advertising and recently a certificate in Data Analysis and Visualizations at UNC Charlotte. She is a Senior Project Analyst at ERC Today. Karine’s career focuses on business management, marketing, and finances. She loves yoga, bicycling and spent time with her family.

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