About Us

Accuracy, Legality, and Ethics as Our Foundation

ERC Today is all about doing things the right way.  We’re a passionate team that knows there are a lot of options for help with tax credits – but few spend the effort to make sure the work is accurate, legal, and ethical.  When everyone else is telling you what you want to hear, we feel that the correct answer is the most important one.

Our experience is rich and our team diverse, bringing a full range of perspectives to pair with our home-grown technology.  We don’t believe in one-size-fits-all; instead, we ask the right questions so we can really know our clients, making sure our work is a fair representation of your unique needs.

Simply put, ERC Today isn’t like the other companies, and we’re very proud of that.  We hope you will go on the journey with us.

MISSION

Assist independent business owners working to recover from the difficulties of the pandemic and achieve growth in difficult economic times. Our services help clients realize a once-in-a-lifetime tax credit.

VISION

Through adherence to our core values, our goal is to maintain a 100% success rate for our clients before and after an IRS audit.

VALUES

Compliance
Integrity
Accuracy
Accountability
Stewardship

VALUES

Mission-Vision-Values

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.  

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.

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Stephen Little

CTO

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. 

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Rui Sun

Accounting Manager

Rui holds an accounting degree from Northwood University and an MBA specializing in international Business from Keiser University. With five years of industry expertise, including four years as a financial manager in an International manufacturing company at a U.S. location. She is dedicated to driving financial success and contributing to the growth of organizations. Beyond the office, she enjoys traveling to new places and trying new things.

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.

We enjoy helping companies of all sizes receive ERC

We've Got You Covered!

Why Businesses Work With Us:

Proper Analysis

Enterprise-Level Support

Focused, Experienced Team

Transparent Reporting

Nationwide ERTC Filing Services
Serving Businesses Nationwide

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