ERTC – Employee Retention Tax Credit

We are the largest ERTC Company in the United States.

We focus solely on Employee Retention Tax Credits assessment, preparation, and filings of our clients.  Due to our experience and enterprise-level capabilities that enable us to support thousands of direct clients, payroll firms, and CPA practices across the nation we have become the leading ERTC Company in the United States.

BDG Architects

BDG Architects, formed in 1994, is a 130+ person full service Architectural, Space Planning, Interior Design and Program Management practice providing creativity in design and production of architectural and interiors projects. Their headquarters is located in downtown Tampa, Florida in Rivergate Tower, with offices in Birmingham, Alabama, Charlotte, North Carolina and Jacksonville, Florida and remote staff in Miami and Memphis.

Licensed in 31 states, BDG Architects has built a practice based on producing creative architecture and interior design for a variety of clients and project types. In 2013, BDG Architects merged with Urban Studio Architects, a Tampa based firm formed in 1989 and PKA Associates in Birmingham Alabama enhancing BDG’s experience in interior architecture/space planning, corporate interiors,  multi-family residential and hospitality.

In 2020 BDG formed a strategic partnership with FleischmanGarciaMaslowski (FGM), founded in Tampa in 1972. The firms were brought together to utilize the strengths, experience and expertise that each has to offer to create a unique new firm structure capable of design and production for an expanded variety of project types and sizes. And most recently, in 2022 BDG forged a partnership with Sarasota firm Parker Walter Group (PWG) to enhance its ability to continue to serve the multifamily market and beyond.

Chris Kirschner, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP

Chris Kirschner is President of BDG Architects with over 30 years of experience in providing professional architecture services on a variety of project types including sport and entertainment venues, retail, commercial office, hospitality, multi-family, and mixed-use. He is well versed in development considerations including long range planning, finance strategies and incentives, LEED and WELL design certification, and facilities planning.

He obtained his Architecture degree from the University of Notre Dame, where he spent a year in Rome, Italy studying urban planning, historic construction technology, and classical architectural theory. After founding BDG Architects in 2000, he has grown the company, including its subsidiary firms, to over 150 people and ten offices across the southeast.

Mr. Kirschner is actively involved in numerous civic and industry organizations including USGBC, AIA, ICSC, NFPA, CSI and serves as a board member and chair of the property committee for the Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA.

Chris is currently licensed to practice architecture in multiple states, NCARB certified, a LEED Accredited Professional with the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), and the principal partner of BDG Architects. He currently lives with his wife and two children in Tampa, Florida.

Chris Kirschner, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP

DEX Imaging

DEX imaging was founded in 2002 with the goal of becoming the nation’s largest independent imaging dealer. Our chairman, Dan Doyle, pioneered the mega-dealer imaging industry, having founded Danka Business Systems in 1977, where he implemented innovative strategies that revolutionized how dealers do business today. His insights have been instrumental in helping his son and DEX imaging’s CEO, Dan Doyle Jr, to reach the company’s short-term benchmarks and long-term goals. We are a dominant force in the marketplace due to our focus on quality service and community outreach.

Dan Doyle Jr.

From a start-up with 11 employees at a single branch location in Tampa, Florida, Dan Doyle Jr has grown DEX imaging to 48 locations nationwide, with over 3,000 employees and over $300 million in annual revenue. Doyle Jr has developed DEX imaging from the ground-up using a slow and steady approach to growth, starting in Florida and expanding via acquisition throughout the Continental United States.

Doyle Jr has been instrumental in conceiving and overseeing innovative business strategies, such as DEX’s Employee Profit Sharing Program, which awards bonuses based on exceptional job performance, and DEX’s Community Outreach Program, which donates one third of the company’s profits to charities and educational programs within the communities it serves. Since DEX’s inception, the company has donated millions of dollars to charities, foundations, and educational programs.

DEX imaging is the recipient of numerous industry awards, including the prestigious Diamond Premier Dealer award by Kyocera for the past 20 years consecutively, the ProTech Service award by Konica Minolta for the past 16 years consecutively, the Elite Dealer Award by OfficeDEALER Magazine, and the Elite Dealer award by ENX Magazine for numerous years since the company’s inception. DEX has also consistently been recognized by JD Power & Associates for Best Customer Experience. Other accolades include being named Best Place to Work by various business journals in the markets where DEX does business.

In June of 2013, Doyle Jr was awarded the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of theYear award in the Technology Industries category. This is an honor only bestowed on businessmen and businesswomen who have founded their own companies while also investing their time, resources and finances to philanthropic initiatives.

In March of 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott appointed Doyle Jr to his Board of Governors, which governs over the State of Florida’s Public University System. Doyle Jr was quickly confirmed, and was honored to participate in the process of promoting quality higher education for all.

In October of 2020, Doyle Jr was inducted into the prestigious Wayne Huizenga College of Business Hall Of Fame at Nova Southeastern University. Celebrating its 31st year, the Entrepreneur and Business Hall of Fame honors the lifetime achievements of outstanding business leaders in the South Florida community.

Prior to founding DEX Imaging, Doyle Jr was the founder and managing partner of a real-estate development and holding company based in St. Petersburg, Florida, responsible for developing, building and managing some of the most distinguished landmark properties in the Tampa Bay area.

Doyle Jr is a Chair of YPO (Young Presidents Organization) and also serves on the Board of Directors for National Pediatric Cancer Foundation, the Community Foundation of Tampa, Big Brothers Big Sisters, St. Paul’s School, and The Doyle Foundation.

Dan Doyle Jr.
Chief Executive Officer

Velocity Resource Group



Velocity (VRG) is the fastest way to find and hire talent. Since 2001, we have been delivering quality candidates with overnight speed. The VRG process supercharges your recruiting team with access to a more diverse talent pool, updated contact information, and pre-screened candidates ready to go! You don’t have to choose between fast turnaround, low cost and high quality. We are powered by passionate people to combine leading tools, sourcing expertise, and proven recruiting processes to deliver high quality results – every time! We listen to your recruiting challenges and keep our solutions simple, yet highly effective. From clients who engage us on-demand to increase their bandwidth or reduce agency fees, to those who partner with us as a strategic recruiting solution to make the most of every recruiting dollar and shift focus from transactional to high-value tasks – VRG addresses your unique challenges quickly and affordably to get results!

John Fortino

John Fortino is the co-founder and senior managing partner of Velocity Resource Group, a leading provider of front-end recruiting solutions. He manages all of Velocity’s North American operations. Under his leadership Velocity has worked with over 2000 companies, including several Fortune500 organizations, since co-founding the company in 2001. Fortino has more than 20 years of experience in the staffing industry. Prior to founding Velocity, Fortino was a manager of Executive Search for Motorola.

John Fortino
Co-founder and Senior Managing Partner

NextPath Career Partners

NextPath is a boutique recruiting firm servicing both local and national clients to hire outstanding people in professional roles including Sales, Recruiting, Marketing, Customer Success, Executive Leadership, and Consulting. We started in 2018, by a team of career recruiters who thrive on clients and candidates successes.  We know the way to our success is to focus all our efforts on yours.  Simply put when you win we win. At NextPath, our team takes the time to understand your targets to better align us to get you the outcomes that will make a difference.  By having a relationship with each of our customers we truly get your business.  This allows us to make great matches which might not have materialized off searching text on a candidates resume.   This allows us to  elevate beyond being a transactional vendor trying just to fill a job but rather become your “go to”​ provider of talent that can transform your business.  We get incredible satisfaction from seeing our clients and candidates achieve.  It’s our mission to help play a small part of that success in what we do each and every day.  Our goal for NextPath is not to be the biggest recruitment firm but rather we want customers to consistently say we are the best.  We understand there are quicker paths to growth in this strong economy but for our team it is more important to have a brand each of us is proud to call ours than taking shortcuts.

Dan Rodriguez

Dan Rodriguez has 25+ years of experience as an executive and entrepreneur in the professional staffing industry. He is currently President and co-founder of NextPath Career Partners.

NextPath provides contract, contract to hire, and perm placement services in customer centric verticals such as Sales, Marketing, Customer Success, Human Resources, Recruitment, and other professional skill sets.

Prior to NextPath, Dan was the Founder and CEO of Veredus Corporation, an Information Technology Staffing and Recruitment Company. After founding Veredus in 2001, the company expanded to 14 geographic markets across the US and grew to over 100M in revenue.

In December of 2014, Veredus was acquired by Hays PLC, one of the largest professional staffing firms in the world. Dan stayed on as CEO of Hays US, then later as Chairman until his departure in 2018. Dan currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the University of Tampa. He previously served on the boards of Metropolitan Ministries, Tampa Museum of Art, St. Leo College, and the Tampa Bay Technology Forum.

Dan is a Tampa native, graduate of Robinson High School, and the University of Florida. He resides in Tampa with his wife and three children. Dan is an avid hockey fan and hiker.

Dan Rodriguez

Plant City Economic Development Corporation

The Plant City Economic Development Corporation (PCEDC) is a public-private, non-profit organization with approximately 40 member companies. The PCEDC’s primary role is to help create jobs and capital investment by attracting new companies as well as facilitating the expansion of existing companies in the Plant City area.

Jake Austin

After six years as a Staff Sergeant for the United States Air Force, Jake Austin attended Western Kentucky University. With experience working for both the State of Kentucky and the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce, Austin moved to Florida to continue his career in economic development. He joined the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation in 2012 as a Project Manager and, in 2014, was promoted to the Director of Business Retention and Expansion. In the last year, the department announced 12 expansion projects, representing over 3,200 jobs and $170M in capital investment.

Jake Austin
President and CEO


!P: Potential Unleashed is a multi-jurisdictional live, work, play, study and stay innovation district anchored by globally-recognized institutions that drive economic activity in the area, engaging tens of thousands of students and educators, health care workers and patients, and five million tourists annually.

Mark Sharpe

Mark Sharpe is the executive director for !P, the organization created to bring redevelopment and renaissance to the area surrounding University of South Florida. A Tampa native, Sharpe was elected to the County Commission Countywide District 7 seat in 2004. He was re-elected in 2006 and again in 2010 to serve his final four-year term. Sharpe was elected chairman of the County Commission in November 2013. He was the Board’s vice chairman from 2007-2011.
Prior to his election, Sharpe served eight years as an officer in the U.S. Navy. He retired after two decades of service, which included 12 years in the U.S. Naval Reserves. After receiving a bachelor’s degree in multinational business from Florida State University, he earned a master’s degree in strategic studies from the University of South Florida. He is an avid runner and lives with his wife, Stephanie, their three children and two dogs.

Mark Sharpe
Executive Director

CareerSource Tampa Bay



CareerSource Tampa Bay (CSTB) serves as the workforce development board under the Workforce Investment Act and is a driving force in delivering workforce solutions that support economic development in Hillsborough County. CSTB has centers located in Tampa, Brandon, Plant City and a satellite office in Ruskin, offering a full range of career planning services for professional and entry-level candidates. CSTB also strengthens the competitive edge of local businesses in measurable ways that lead to the economic vitality of the region. A team of business consultants works as a partner with local businesses to provide a wide range of professional services, including employee referral and recruitment, training and retraining, workshops and business seminars on a variety of human resource and workforce topics, labor market statistics, targeted career fairs, downsizing and retention support strategies, tax credit information and other customized support for a well-trained workforce.

John Flanagan

John Flanagan is the CEO of CareerSource Tampa Bay. Mr. Flanagan started his official duties on January 22, 2019. Mr. Flanagan was previously the Executive Director of the Bucks County Workforce Development Board, a county of approximately 630,000 in the Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Statistical area. He was a key player in regional initiatives with multiple Workforce Development Boards in PA and NJ that provided integrated center operations and Career Pathway initiatives for a region of more than 6 million people.


John holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in Public Administration from Gannon University has more than 13 years’ experience in workforce development, both within and outside of the public workforce system. He has held Director positions in Colorado, and in NW PA as Director of Title I programs for a 6 county region.


Mr. Flanagan is happily married for more than 11 years to his wife, Emily. They have a 4 year old son, jack. The family are avid outdoor enthusiasts.

John Flanagan