Steve Powers is the president and owner of Intrepid Advisors. Following many years as the managing director of the R&D tax credit practice at Carlin Charron & Rosen LP, he acquired the business unit in 2009, expanding it into a nationally recognized firm. Prior to his joining Intrepid Advisors, Steve held the position of vice president of engineering at O.S. Walker Co. of Worcester, Mass., where he led the company’s product and manufacturing process development efforts. Steve has expert knowledge of the IRS regulations relating to the federal and state research credits and he has successfully supported his clients through numerous IRS and state examinations.