Our Team

About Resolute

At Resolute, our goal is to simplify the process of securing tax savings so you can focus on running your business. We understand the Tax Code is complex – and continuously changing – and maximizing tax savings often requires a knowledgeable, experienced, and trusted advisor.

Matthew Kelley

Matt Kelley, Chief Executive Officer

Matt Kelley has over 17 years of experience as a tax attorney working with Fortune 100 clients on complex tax matters as well as serving small businesses in securing valuable tax benefits. Matt spent most of his career with Ernst & Young LLP where he served as the market leader for EY's Northeast Region Workforce Services Practice. In the past 10 years, Matt has focused on supporting clients on federal and state tax incentives, employment tax matters, and federal tax incentives such as the Employee Retention Credit, Work Opportunity Tax Credit, the federal R&D tax credit, and the federal Opportunity Zone program. He has spoken on tax topics to audiences including the American Bar Association, the G-20 Young Entrepreneur's Summit, CPA tax conferences, the US Chamber of Commerce, and similar organizations.

Matt graduated from Brigham Young University with a History degree as a member of the National History Honors Society, Phi Alpha Theta. Matt continued his education at the Western New England University School of Law where he served as the President of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society. In his spare time, Matt enjoys hiking the New England trails with his family and spends every available minute fly fishing with his sons. Occasionally, he is goaded into a basketball game with his teenage sons and their friends which he almost always regrets.

Tim Parrish

Tim Parrish, Partner, Co-Founder

Prior to founding Resolute, Tim co-led Ernst & Young LLP's tax credits practice. As a licensed attorney, he has over ten years' experience building tax credit and incentives services, managing business requirements for proprietary tax technology, monitoring and consulting on proposed tax legislation, and advising companies of all sizes on tax savings opportunities. In recognition of his efforts during the height of the pandemic, Tim was named a finalist for EY's Mike Boldasaro Exceptional Client Service Award.

Throughout his career, Tim has helped hundreds of clients with programs such as the Work Opportunity Tax Credit, Federal Empowerment Zone Credit, COVID-19 and Disaster Employee Retention Credits, Tips Credit, Child Care Credit, Paid Family and Medical Leave Credit, and state and local discretionary incentives and hiring credits.

Tim is a graduate of the University of Virginia and Pepperdine Caruso School of Law. In his free time, he enjoys rooting for his native D.C. sports teams, CrossFit, beach volleyball, and traveling.

John Maguire

John Maguire, Partner, Co-Founder

John is a co-founder of Resolute Property Tax Solutions and Resolute Tax Credit Services and currently leads technology development efforts for both companies. Since 2010, John has developed several leading technology solutions to help taxpayers reduce their tax burden. He’s a passionate advocate for small businesses and is a sought-after resource for other small business owners.

John is a graduate of Baylor University and once threw RGIII an alley-oop in a pickup basketball game - marking the pinnacle of his lifetime athletic achievements. RGIII will never remember. John will never forget.

Blake Watterson

Blake Watterson, Partner, Co-Founder

Blake, one of the founders of Resolute Property Tax Solutions and Resolute Tax Credits, played a crucial role in the early days of Resolute Property Tax Solutions. He built the Commercial Property Tax Department from the ground up, establishing standard operating procedures that continue to define the company's success.

Known for his genuine ability to connect with people, both in the business realm and beyond, Blake is committed to both personal and professional aspects of life. This commitment has led him to spearhead the highly relational Sales Department at Resolute Tax Credits, showcasing his dedication to fostering connections and driving success.

Mike Grammel

Mike Grammel
Vice President Sales

Samantha Chavez

Samantha Chavez
Chief of Staff

Brian Stiles

Brian Stiles
Senior Architect

Dustin Hirner

Dustin Hirner
Vice President Operations

Austin Thomas

Austin Thomas
Account Manager

Our Philosophy

Our team is committed to helping you understand, correctly qualify for, and claim tax savings opportunities arising from investments in employees, property, R&D, and sustainability. There are a lot of opportunities in the tax credit space, and our team of knowledgeable professionals with backgrounds in Law, Tax, Finance, and Economics are here to support you.

Our experience is founded in years of practice with tax credits and incentives at the Federal and State levels. We continuously leverage this experience to provide industry-leading services and maximize tax savings for our clients. Where permitted, we operate on a shared success fee model – you don't owe us anything unless we identify savings. We're committed to helping identify tax savings for you, but – as experienced tax credit professionals – we know that not every business qualifies for every program and some programs just aren't a good fit for everyone.

You can trust us to gather all the facts, estimate potential value, identify risks, defend our work, and give you straight answers, even if that means passing on a potential project. We strive to be a long-term, trusted tax credits advisor and look forward to the opportunity to work with you.

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