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Brent R. Tilson is a nationally recognized entrepreneur, industry leader, and civic advocate. From his start as a CPA, he has been a champion for small businesses and entrepreneurs. He is the founder and CEO of Tilson HR, a national professional employer organization providing a comprehensive suite of business solutions to help businesses grow and thrive. Under his direction, Tilson HR has netted numerous awards and recognitions for its high growth and success. He has been very active in supporting his industry both on a local and national basis. During his tenure as chairman of the National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO), he was at the helm for the watershed passage of federal legislation for the industry. In his community, as the president of the Redevelopment Commission, he is leading the way to make his community a better place to work, live, and play.

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Accomplishments and Accolades

For his work as an author, entrepreneur, and community leader, Brent and his businesses have received many awards and recognitions, including:

National Association of Progessional Employer Organizations, chairman
Greenwood Redevelopment Commission, president; Greenwood Community Leader (2014)
ForbesBooks Featured Author (2018)
Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Companies List (2001, 2002, 2003)
Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist (2000, 2001, 2002)
Indianapolis Business Journal 40 Under Forty (2000)
Indianapolis Business Journal – Fastest Growing Company in Indianapolis (2000)
Greenwood Community Leader (2014)
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Brent has the unique combination of financial understanding with his accounting background and the communication experience from being in what is really a people business. He leverages those strengths in his own business and in what he does for the community.

Derrick Christy
Founder and President, Approved Mortgage Corp

Tilson HR

Tilson HR provides a best-in-class integrated management solution that offers services related to payroll, benefits, compliance, training, and consulting, helping companies control costs with increased efficiencies and reduced risks and allowing them to focus on their core business. Founded in 1995, Tilson HR has a strong history of innovation and excellence. The cornerstone of its corporate mission is to enhance the value of your business by maximizing the effectiveness of your employees.

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