About Us

Your single-focused Research Tax Credit (RTC) service provider with over 150 professionals, including engineers, scientists, lawyers, and CPAs throughout 7 countries

For over 32 years, Braithwaite Global Inc. (BGI) has been an established and valued service provider to its clients. With its U.S. practice headquartered in Houston, the company considers itself a relationship based professional service firm. Our business model is geared toward long term relationships rather than “burn and churn” transactions.

BGI deploys only veteran tax, technical & scientific experts to interact with its clients. Our clients prefer our project approach, as it is competent, efficient and non-intrusive. Our core values include interactions that are professionally credible, transparent and well structured.

Our services range from strategic planning or one day tutorials to large-scale studies for multinational companies. We have strong collaborative relationships with our international colleagues. This allows for us to act as a global preferred provider for our multinational clients interested in reducing their global effective tax rate through multi-jurisdictional R&D incentives.


Craig S. Riebe


Craig is the Chief Executive Officer of Braithwaite Global Inc. (BGI), the country’s leading specialty provider of tax credits and incentives with a massive international reach.  Craig works with American businesses both small and large to develop custom plans to take advantage of the numerous tax credits and incentives that governments around the world have… Read more »

E-mail: Criebe@braithwaiteglobal.com

Direct Line: (713) 360 7155

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Bruce Kletsky

Vice President
Strategic Planning

Bruce Kletsky is Vice President, Business Development for Braithwaite Global, Inc. In this role, he is responsible for new business and client relationships in the area of U.S. and International research and development tax credits (Brazil, Canada, France, Ireland, UK). Kletsky’s focus and skill is to help corporations, and their CPA firms, quantify and qualify… Read more »

E-mail: bkletsky@braithwaiteglobal.com

Direct Line: (630) 258-4981

Toll free: (888) 802-5999 x323

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Christine Ermarkaryan

Associate Director

As Associate Director of Braithwaite Global Inc. (BGI), Christine Ermarkaryan has specialized in R&D tax credit consulting since 2000 and has become an expert in the R&D tax credit industry. Prior to joining Braithwaite Global Inc. (BGI), Christine was a Project Manager with the Industrial Division at GE Water and Process Technologies (formerly Zenon Environmental),… Read more »

E-mail: cermarkaryan@braithwaiteglobal.com

Direct Line: (905) 901-3045

Toll free: (888) 802-5999 x345

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Augusta Karolys


Augusta Karolys earned her MBA in Finance from the University of Saint Thomas in Houston. Augusta brings more than 10 years of experience in the oil and banking industries, concentrating in addressing procedures, compliance, operations, strategic planning, anti-money laundering controls, enhanced due diligence and financial analysis. As an Operations Manager, she ensures client expectations are… Read more »

E-mail: akarolys@braithwaiteglobal.com

Direct Line: (832) 582-7504

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Agnès Decencière

Senior Associate Transfer-Pricing

Agnès holds a graduate degree in international taxation from the University Paris II Panthéon-Assas – HEC.  She has been working a tax specialist for 15 years, including 10 years within large international groups such as Hewlett-Packard, Alstom and l’Oreal in Paris. As a corporate tax specialist she has developed technical and practical expertise with respect… Read more »

E-mail: adecenciere@braithwaiteglobal.com

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Laura Randeles

RTC Senior Manager

Throughout her R&D career, Laura has conducted over one hundred R&D tax credit studies, identifying over $100 million dollars in research tax credits for U.S. businesses. As RTC Senior Manager of BGI, Laura helps companies in numerous industries identify R&D opportunities to add value to their businesses. These industries include manufacturing, engineering, food processing, and… Read more »

E-mail: lrandeles@braithwaiteglobal.com

Direct Line: (713) 360-7093

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Luke Rushing

RTC Manager

Luke has worked as a tax consultant specializing in the R&D tax credit for over 5 years with a concentration in biotech and manufacturing companies.  With his technical background, Luke has the knowledge base required to successfully manage complex functional projects across multiple specialized industries.  Luke has demonstrated these abilities with a proven track record… Read more »

E-mail: lrushing@braithwaiteglobal.com

Direct Line: (832) 767-6198

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Juliana Sih

RTC Manager

Juliana has nearly 4 years’ experience working in Research and Development Tax Credits. During that time, she has saved clients over 25 million dollars in tax credits. As an RTC Manager, Juliana is responsible for identifying and determining qualified research activities and expenditures that meet IRS regulations and compliance. Juliana has clients in a variety… Read more »

E-mail: jsih@braithwaiteglobal.com

Direct Line: (832) 582-7424

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Leveraging Your Innovation

With 130 experienced Engineers and Scientists coast to coast to qualify your Research Tax Credits — BRAITHWAITE GLOBAL, INC., your single-focus Research Tax Credits (RTC) advisor.


  • Engagements staffed with veteran industry and subject matter experts – including those with IRS and Big Four experience
  • Engineers representing 12 different disciplines and Scientists in all major fields
  • Professional staff averages 10.5 years experience in RTC recovery services
  • 38% of staff have a PhD or Masters degree in a field of Science or Technology
  • 28% of taxation and technical staff have revenue authority experience
  • Experienced in-house legal and tax controversy team


  • 32 years of experience, founded in 1983
  • Unwavering commitment to ethical practices and integrity in delivering our services
  • Quality reputation with auditing authorities, clients and competitors
  • Competitive rates with no competing organizational goals
  • Current knowledge of RTC court cases and best practices in all jurisdictions served

We have been providing R&D tax credit recovery expertise directly to leading American, Brazilian, Canadian and European companies for three decades.

Our science and engineering teams have a proven track record of success across a broad range of industries. We are able to deploy cross-national engineering teams with a high level of insight into our clients’ technologies and corporate culture because our international operations share the same value proposition and delivery methodology. This ensures the execution of multinational engagements with an outstanding level of efficiency, quality and reliability.

Our full service or customized no-risk approach maximizes your company’s research tax credit recovery with minimum financial exposure and limited disruption to your daily operations.