Become a WOTC Hero!

Our WOTC Advisors Create WOTC Heroes

Helping CFOs & Controllers reduce their federal tax liability.

At Clarus Solutions, we know how important it is for your business to maximize profits. Our WOTC advisors have worked with companies all across the United States to reduce their federal tax liability by taking advantage of tax credits available through the WOTC program. The WOTC advisors at Clarus Solutions have more than 25 years of combined experience in WOTC administration and more than 40 years of experience in tax incentives for businesses just like yours.

Work Opportunity Tax Credit Advisors

Brent Johnson

Brent Johnson

Chief Executive Officer

CPA (Inactive), MT
Deloitte Alumnus
B.S.B.A. The Ohio State University, Accounting
MT, Capital University Law School
25+ years experience


Brent leads market strategy and sales for Clarus Solutions. Prior to Clarus Solutions, Brent started his own tax practice focused on corporate tax reduction strategies and financial reporting of tax results. Before entering entrepreneurship, Brent was the Tax Director for a company with US headquarters located in Columbus, Ohio. In this position he led a company-wide implementation of a WOTC program and oversaw the process that grew from no credit to what is in excess of $600,000 annually today. Brent is a CPA with an accounting degree from The Ohio State University and his Masters in Tax from Capital University Law School.

Terracina Maxwell

Terracina Maxwell

Chief Operating Officer

EY Alumnus
B.S.B.A. The University of Akron, Accounting
J.D., The Ohio State University Law School
Tax & Incentives Expert
20+ Years Experience


Terracina leads operations and customer experience at Clarus Solutions. Her experience with WOTC stems from eight years of working at Ernst & Young in the Tax Credit and Incentives team. While there, she helped implement WOTC at a large US retailer and worked with other international companies to maximize credits available to them. She learned to “care about the details” in analyzing compliance and maximizing the credit for clients. Terracina is a licensed attorney with her law degree from The Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law and her accounting degree from the University of Akron.

Philip Wentworth

Philip Wentworth, Jr.


Small Business Owner & Advocate
Employer-Based Tax Credit Expert
Congressional Steering Committee Founding Member
20+ years experience


Before starting in staffing, Philip was co-founder of a software company in Dallas. During his tenure, he oversaw the operations of the company while serving as the lead for the sales/marketing and technical functions of the company – notably leading implementation in large, Fortune 2000 corporations. Soon after, Philip entered the staffing industry and worked for two nationally recognized staffing firms: Merritt Hawkins & Associates and iTech, US. Philip has managed the professional services divisions, (recruiting, business development, marketing and sales) functions. During this time, Philip also evaluated and implemented two separate, large-scale, implementations of applicant tracking systems (“ATS”) which included back-office and front-office capabilities.

Blake BaumannBlake Baumann

Vice President Client Success

Client Success & Management Expert
Employer-Based Tax Credit Expert
99.8% Client Retention
25+ years experience


Blake leads the client success strategy for Clarus Solutions inside the transportation, staffing, healthcare, and retail sectors. Through his experience as the Vice President of Consultative Services and General Manager for a leading software as a service training provider, it allowed him the opportunity to work with organizations of all shapes and sizes. His core focus was to bring efficiency to their top line challenges and create a positive impact on their bottom line. His extensive experience in creating and managing client success programs provides valuable insights on the best ways to help client’s increase their profitability through WOTC.