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), a global leader in water treatment equipment and membrane design. Prior to this, Christine was a Project Engineer at Ecodyne Limited focusing mainly on water treatment as well as the development of an in-house IT system. In addition, Christine also has several years of experience as a Technical Writer both for the water treatment industry and the power generation industry from her years at large utility company.
As of 2000, Christine has developed experience with research and experimentation studies for clients in a diverse array of industries with over 400 studies filed successfully. Clients have ranged from large multinational corporations to smaller start-up businesses, and included companies that: were not aware of their eligibility to the research credit and were not filing done a study, are taking the credit but who were not capturing all eligible work, were advised that they were not eligible, and were filing internally but were initially rejected by taxation auditors.
Christine is known for her efficient use of her client’s time. She is skilled at R&D project planning for optimum utilization of tax incentives, scientific eligibility assessment and study review, preparation of science reports and supporting financial documents, participation on in-house R&D committees, implementation of documentation and project tracking processes, assistance with audits, preparation of appeals as well as R&D tax credit seminars or training for technical personnel. She has an outstanding record of claim and audit successes with tax authorities.
Christine holds a B.Eng & Mgmt. Degree in Chemical Engineering and an MBA from McMaster University.
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