2023

Inspire Leadership of the Year: Innovation Refunds

Entrant Company

Golin

Category

Management - Financial Services

Client's Name

Innovation Refunds

Country / Region

United States

In 2021, Innovation Refunds was established to help facilitate the growth of small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) by democratizing access to working capital through government-funded programs like the Employee Retention Credit (ERC).

Studies show that the number of SMBs applying for ERC is well below those who are eligible – leaving billions of dollars unclaimed. Founders at Innovation Refunds believed that was due, in part, to the extensive process and requirements to determine eligibility. Historically, SMBs were required to hire a tax professional directly – incurring upfront costs – and spend time away from their business to find out if they were eligible.

Innovation Refunds knew there was a better way, and the company was built to disrupt the conventional model. Innovation Refunds created a marketplace of CPAs, tax attorneys, and other tax professionals who examine SMBs tax situations and determine their eligibility – without any up-front costs. Clients only pay if they are qualified, file for the ERC, and receive a check from the government.

Credits

Co-Founder & CEO, Innovation Refunds
Howard Makler
President, Innovation Refunds
Skip Smith
Chairman of the Board, Innovation Refunds
Jeffrey Schoonover
Co-Founder & Chief Business Officer, Innovation Refunds
Korey Miller
Co-Founder & Chief Innovation Officer, Innovation Refunds
Sean Kon
Co-Founder & Chief Solutions Officer, Innovation Refunds
Timothy Trainor
Chief Marketing Officer, Innovation Refunds
John Leeman
Chief Information Officer, Innovation Refunds
Nathan Phinney
Co-Founder & Chief Financial Officer, Innovation Refunds
Chad Sinclair
Chief Revenue Officer, Innovation Refunds
Ethan Wishnick
General Counsel, Innovation Refunds
Karen Anapoell
 
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