The Clarus Difference

We help people, businesses, and the community claim employment tax credits to improve ROI, and help employees thrive.

Our tax credit team maximizes your WOTC dollars by 40% to drastically improve your bottom line and empower employees to stay employed.

Our Passion

Clarus Solutions was founded to help spread the word about the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) while providing a customized path to obtain and maximize the benefit.

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Businesses

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We help businesses realize the power of the tax credits to help their cash flow.

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People

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We help people find jobs, and stay employed.

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Community

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We help our community find jobs for every member, so we can become better together.

Meet the Team

Let’s Work Together

Our team of employer-based tax credit experts work hand in hand with you to ensure all your credits are maximized and your employers stay employed. Your designated specialist will be beside you every step of the way.

Terracina Maxwell
President & Co-Founder

Terracina Maxwell

Brent Johnson
Co-Founder

Brent Johnson

Blake Baumann
Vice President of Sales & Operations

Blake Baumann

Charlie Aldag
Client Success Specialist

Charlie Aldag

Dana Emrick
Marketing Director

Dana Emrick

Dave Chu
CTO

Dave Chu

Derek Schlesselman
Software Engineer

Derek Schlesselman

Kate Melvin
Administrative Assistant

Kate Melvin

Isaac Bennett
Tax Credit Specialist

Isaac Bennett

Ashley Fogle
Operations Manager

Ashley Fogle

Jen-Carter
Client Success Manager

Jen Carter

Jess Coyle
Client Success Specialist

Jess Coyle

Eric Basham
Automation Engineer

Eric Basham

Kevin Huff
Software Engineer

Kevin Huff

Mallory Gruich
Senior Sales and Account Executive

Mallory Gruich

Les Baumann
Client Success Specialist

Les Baumann

Leah Dravillas
Tax Credit Specialist

Leah Dravillas

Nick Bulinski
Software Developer

Nick Bulinski

Colleen Leary
Onboarding & Client Success Specialist

Colleen Leary

President & Co-Founder

Terracina Maxwell

Co-Founder

Brent Johnson

I love working at Clarus because we get the opportunity to help our customers create more job opportunities and improve their businesses. In my spare time, I love to go see live music with my lovely wife, play golf with my buddies and hang with our large (and growing) family.

Vice President of Sales & Operations

Blake Baumann

The thing that I enjoy most working at Clarus is the ability to serve different communities and make a difference in so many lives. By helping businesses to identify individuals that experience a significant barrier to employment and encouraging them to hire these individuals, both the business and individual win which is a beautiful thing. And as the Vice President of Client Success, it’s my responsibility to ensure our teams are firing on all cylinders to ensure this happens.

When I’m not working at Clarus, I’m generally coaching young autistic adults to learn the mindset, skills, and develop the systems they need to become independent. As someone with autism myself, I made it a mission to help these young adults unleash their genius so they can live an extraordinary life.

Client Success Specialist

Charlie Aldag

I have been with Clarus for nearly six years and in the customer relations world for over 20. During my time at Clarus, I have loved building relationships with my clients, assisting them in seeing how valuable WOTC is to their company, and definitely maximizing their tax credit.

A few fun facts about me: I have been married to a wonderful woman for over 35 years. I am a grandfather with the cutest grandchildren ever! I am also an avid football fan. I root for the Ohio State Buckeyes who usually give me great joy and the Miami Dolphins who usually bring me great sorrow.

Marketing Director

Dana Emrick

Hello and nice to meet you! I have been in marketing for just over a decade, helping various companies grow and thrive in lots of exciting ways. Something I gravitate toward every time is a company who genuinely cares about their customers and because of that, offers a product or service that helps solve a major problem in the marketplace. That’s what has drawn me to Clarus. This team of passionate individuals truly care that businesses are able to take advantage of our tax credit programs for the health of their company, the retention and growth of their employees, and for the betterment of their community. 

When I’m not working to help the heart of Clarus shine through, I enjoy time with my husband out on our country property, gardening, writing, and doing photography. 

CTO

Dave Chu

I had worked on the technology side of the house since the 80s and had seen all kinds of companies before retiring. Clarus though was a company worth coming out of retirement for. It is a group of super competent people who are really nice to be around and want to grow something special.

When not dreaming about how we can bring something different to the market I like to spend time with my wife, adult kids and do photography.

Software Engineer

Derek Schlesselman

The thing I love most about working at Clarus is the people. Everyone is incredibly supportive and knows how to get the work done while still having fun. As a software engineer, I enjoy solving complex problems and the continuous learning required in the role. When I’m not writing code you can find me hiking, kayaking, golfing, or playing my guitar.

Administrative Assistant

Kate Melvin

I enjoy working at Clarus for many reasons. A few that stand out to me are the flexible work environment, great coworkers and the opportunities to learn new skills. I do a variety of different tasks in my role but I enjoy being able to help the company and my coworkers in each way. In my free time, I love to read a good book.

Tax Credit Specialist

Isaac Bennett

Relationships matter. From friends and family to colleagues, I believe that the most important aspect of any business building is connections with others, and it is this belief that drew me to Clarus. By working closely with colleagues who truly care about their peers and clients, I am not only able to be a part of an organization that actually cares about its mission, but I am also able to participate in an environment that encourages personal growth.

Operations Manager

Ashley Fogle

Client Success Manager

Jen Carter

Client Success Specialist

Jess Coyle

My name is Jessica Coyle. I recently moved back to Toledo, Ohio, where I was born and raised. I enjoy playing and watching tennis, and spending time with my family, friends, and boxer puppy, Emma. I have been working for Clarus for almost 3 years, and it has been amazing in so many ways. The culture and team comradery we have here at Clarus is electric, and I love working with my clients and helping them come up with different ways of growing their WOTC program.

Automation Engineer

Eric Basham

I’m a member of the WOTC tech team and help provide automated solutions for our client’s WOTC credit reports. I’m grateful to work for a company that provides a real difference in helping people who face significant barriers to employment.

Software Engineer

Kevin Huff

I have a passion for building highly polished software. Working at Clarus Solutions, I’m able to channel that passion into platforms that help both businesses and community members who may have struggled to find employment. When not sitting behind the keyboard, you’ll find me outside, roaming the hills and valleys of Vermont.

Senior Sales and Account Executive

Mallory Gruich

There’s no doubt about it, I love my job! I’ve been with Clarus Solutions for over three years now; each year learning something new and exciting that motivates me in areas of life beyond just my career. I believe my purpose is to help people reach their full potential and my job allows me to do that- through helping businesses provide opportunities for individuals who typically have a hard time finding employment.  Clarus Solutions creates a positive economic impact for businesses of all sizes and I’m proud to be a part of a team who is energized by seeing others win.

Client Success Specialist

Les Baumann

I love being here at Clarus! Working with businesses in navigating and building WOTC programs which provide economic opportunity aplenty for them and others is quite honestly amazing. It’s deeply fulfilling to be here, operating as part of a win-win-win solution that’s facilitating a simple adage I’ve come to enjoy: “do good, be good”. If I’m not working then I’m most likely found nose-deep in a book whether it be fantasy, fiction, or history – unless it’s December. Then I’m out and about doing Winter and Christmas activities because ’tis the season to be merry!

Tax Credit Specialist

Leah Dravillas

I work at Clarus because they truly care about their clients. I love to see how my daily tasks add up to make a real difference for the people we work with. When I’m not working, I’m gardening, renovating my home with my husband, or walking my dog!

Software Developer

Nick Bulinski

I have been working here at Clarus since 2017. I enjoy working on many projects that have been handed to me over the past 3 years. They have given me the training to work at all levels of the development stack and that is much appreciated.

Onboarding & Client Success Specialist

Colleen Leary

In my time with Clarus I have come to appreciate the collaborative and open attitude of everyone on the team. Each of my co-workers is ready and happy to answer any questions I have. It is exciting to learn about all the ways WOTC impacts businesses and communities across the county. I was looking for a place where I would feel welcomed and valued – and I have found it!

When I am not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family. I also love to play guitar, read, and exercise.