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About Us

Get to know the Emerge 180 Wealth Management Accounting Team



For more than 20 years, Jonathan has partnered with business owners to implement creditor negotiation strategies that retire outstanding commercial debt and return their enterprises to profitability. Jonathan views entrepreneurs as the strength and backbone of America’s dynamic economy. His mission is to provide the tools and techniques to help business owners restore financial stability during challenging times. At Emerge180, you will find him continually focused on bringing integrity to every transaction, with every client, every day.

A graduate of West Point with an MBA from I.E.S.E in Barcelona, Spain, Jonathan is also licensed to practice before the IRS as an Enrolled Agent. His extensive career includes the rank of Captain in the U.S. Army, hospital administrator, insurance executive, and small business owner. Throughout this time, he has remained active in the community while seizing opportunities to lead both small and large organizations.


Tax Attorney

Barrett Rodriguez is a Tampa native who graduated from Plant High School. He then attended the University of Florida on academic scholarship and received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and then a Master’s Degree in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling. He then attended law school at Florida Coastal School of Law where he graduated magna cum laude in the top 5% of his class and was a member of Law Review. As a student he had an article published in the Florida Coastal School of Law Journal.

Prior to joining Emerge, he worked at two large tax resolution companies before becoming CEO at his own tax resolution company. He has handled over 1000 cases with Federal and State taxing authorities. He is admitted to the BAR of Colorado and Florida and has been licensed since 2012.

Court Admissions: U.S. Tax Court


Chief Operating Officer

As an owner of a small electrical contracting business for 10 years, Michele has firsthand knowledge of the obstacles that can befall small business owners. Michele receives great satisfaction knowing that the people that come to Emerge180 Wealth Management Accounting LLC are receiving the best possible service. She takes pride in delivering unrivaled results for our clients and is extremely proud of the talents and skills the Emerge180 team brings. Michele has an extensive background in Accounting, Client Representation and Tax Preparation. She is a graduate of Florida Metropolitan University where she graduated cum laude and magna cum laude, respectfully, obtaining both Associates and Bachelor’s degrees in accounting. Additionally, Michele is aPHR certified in Human Resources.

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