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RnD Consulting, Inc. is a knowledge-centered organization consulting solely in the area of research and development credit tax law. We are committed to preserving business' rights to claim federal and state R&D credits. We have assisted in recovering in excess of $100 million in cash refunds from previously unclaimed credits and in developing proprietary methodologies for defending past, present and future credits. 

 

Brian S. Halminiak, CPA | 312.927.0828 | 

 

A subject matter expert in the field of research & development tax credits (r&d). Over 20 years of experience leading r&d teams of experts possessing unique knowledge in operational consulting, engineering, financial data analysis, tax and audit defense. These efforts have led to the recovery of in excess of $100 million dollars of refundable tax credits and cash flow for businesses across all industries including but not limited to the automotive, chemical, food, software, metal stamping, point of purchase/store display and many others.

 

Seasoned professional with 36 years of demonstrated working experience in the fields of international taxation, domestic taxation, R&D Tax Credit consulting, defense controversy, financial analysis, operational systems analysis, behavioral management, mergers & acquisitions, business development, marketing and strategic growth planning for middle market and publicly traded business owners & management.

 

Served as the National Director of the Research & Development Tax Credit Consulting Services Practice for an internationally recognized financial & business advisory services organization. Also served as domestic & international tax partner with Arthur Andersen.

 

Authored articles on research & development tax credits and the historical evolution of its purpose. Routinely invited to present on the topic of r&d tax credits to trade organizations, executive round tables, banking institutions, consulting organizations and other professional groups.

 

A graduate of the University of Illinois with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, earning both an Illinois CPA designation and Missouri CPA designation. Certified Instructor of the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People principles. A member of professional associations and community organizations as well as is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

 

Robert L. Singer, PE | 216.990.3044 |

 

For over 25 years, Robert has been leading efforts to assess business' operational activities. These efforts include Strategic Business Planning, Profitability Enhancement, Process Improvement, Merger & Acquisition Planning, Crisis Management and Research & Development Tax Credits. His broad operational knowledge has allowed him to fill a critical role in identifying qualifying r&d activities. Robert has assisted clients in identifying and recovering tens of millions of dollars in r&d credits. Clients have included manufacturers of metals, plastics, rubber, chemicals, food, electronics and point-of-purchase displays as well as many others.

 

Robert has a B.S. in Industrial Engineering, a B.S. in Applied Physics and an M.S. in Management Engineering. His 1993 thesis "A Practical Methodology for Business Process Redesign in a Service Environment" was on the forefront of the BPR field and created a comprehensive enterprise-wide improvement approach that encompasses all aspects of a business. Mr. Singer has developed and taught business improvement classes and has taught/facilitated strategic planning and Kaizen events across the country.

 

Prior to founding RnD Consulting, Robert was Director of Research & Development (R&D) Tax Credit Consulting for one of the eight largest accounting/consulting firms and before that was a Director with a premier consulting firm focusing on the diagnosis of under-performing operations / organizations and the rapid implementation of improvement plans.

 

Tony Hnyp  | 877. 778.5784 |

Since 2007 Tony has managed the Western region for RnD Consulting to quantify the broad scope of activities associated with product, software, and process creation or improvement. Such activities are prevalent throughout modern companies; moving from conceptualization and technical sales, to sourcing and design, to set–up, through production, as well as planning for quality control. With a methodology in place, companies can properly claim the generous research and development tax credit, as they have access to documentation and substantiation for all appropriate costs and activities.

 

Since 2005 he has devoted himself to assisting US companies with the research and development tax credit, saving companies over $3,000,000.  Prior to joining RnD Consulting, Tony  worked with US manufacturers, integrating their processes with manufacturing facilities in Japan. During this time Mr. Hnyp witnessed his clients realize enormous savings by utilizing US research and export incentives.

Sarah C. Gustafson | 703.938.0359 |

 

Sarah has 30 years of domestic and international experience managing companies in the insurance and financial industries, most recently as Vice President and Controller of a major property and casualty insurance company. Prior, Ms. Gustafson was a CPA for a Big 4 accounting firm for several years including assignments in Washington D.C, Moscow, and London. Sarah's focus has included designing and improving financial processes and managing financial operations throughout her career.

 

A graduate of the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce, she earned her Virginia CPA designation. Sarah is also a Fellow of the Life Management Institute.

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