Kenneth (“Kenny”) Dettman, CPA, CEO and Managing Director, leads EZ-ERC with 15 years of high-level tax advisory experience. He is considered a pioneer in the Employee Retention Credit (“ERC”) service industry, having facilitated the first ever “advance funding” with the leading asset-based lender specializing in ERC claims, while also successfully sourcing and underwriting one of the first ERC “tax insurance” policies in the U.S.
Kenny was previously a tax partner at a global top 25 consulting firm, Alvarez & Marsal (“A&M”), where he primarily focused on tax planning and compliance for privately held businesses. During this time, he also served as the Interim Co-Head of Global Tax for A&M in 2020, managing the internal tax function across 65 offices and 5,000+ professionals in 25 countries, all while leading A&M’s task force on the ERC from March 2020 through the end of 2021.
While at A&M, Kenny established himself as the leading tax expert on both the ERC and the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and concentrated primarily on helping institutionally owned businesses that were “sized out” of the PPP claim the ERC. Seeing an opportunity to assist small- and medium-sized businesses and nonprofit organizations claim COVID-relief funds, he left his position as partner at A&M to assume the CEO role at EZ-ERC.
Kenny holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Master’s degrees in Accounting and international business from the University of Florida. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Forbes Business Council. Kenny has authored articles published by media outlets such as the Business Journals, Forbes, Yahoo Finance, and Market Watch, and he frequently lectures on tax topics for the Tax Executives Institute (TEI), Bloomberg BNA, and other industry and tax organizations.