Justin DiLauro, BSE, JD, CMQ/OE, Partner
Justin is an avid advocate of client-value focused consulting, and using his background as an engineer, attorney, and Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence (CMQ/OE), he is always seeking to understand the specific needs of CPA Firms and their business clients, so as to tailor more effective service offerings to them.
Based in Houston, Texas, Justin has supported hundreds of CPA Firms and their business clients in capturing specialty tax credits and incentives. An avid advocate of client-value focused consulting, his expertise lies in R&D Tax Credits, Domestic Production Activities Deductions (199), Construction/Energy Incentives (179D &45L), Lean and Six Sigma, and quality management.
Justin received his B.S.E, Industrial & Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan, and his J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center.
When he is not consulting his clients, Justin enjoys spending time with his wife and sons at Houston-area parks and museums, or playing a round of golf. He is also actively involved as a volunteer for Christ Church Cathedral in downtown Houston.
Kevin Sullivan, P.E., LEED AP BD+C, Partner
Kevin is the Director of Real Estate & Construction Tax Incentives at BRAYN. His mission is to leverage his 10 years of experience in the design and construction industry to help CPA’s and their clients take full advantage of all federal and state tax incentives, credits, and deductions available to them. He is an award winning expert on sustainable design and construction, and licensed as a Professional Engineer in over 30 states.
Many business owners are unaware of the numerous incentives that are available to them. Through awareness and education, Kevin has helped hundreds of commercial and residential developers, building owners, and architecture, engineering, and construction (A/E/C) companies benefit from 179D Energy Efficient Commercial Building tax deductions, R&D tax credits, Cost Segregation, 45L Energy Efficient Residential tax credits, 199 DPAD, Fuel Excise tax recovery, and other incentives.
Kevin currently serves on the board of the Bayou Land Conservancy, a community-sponsored land preservation organization working to permanently protect land in the greater Houston area. He and his wife recently traveled to 30 countries in 300 days, including a month long stint in India where they both became yoga instructors.
Jason P. Villere, CTP, Director
Jason joined BRAYN Consulting LLC in 2018 as the Director of Management Consulting. As a business management professional, Jason has over 15 years’ experience with treasury management, internal audit consulting, project accounting, financial reporting and managing sales teams. Jason is a skilled leader with demonstrated ability to effectively achieve process improvement, manage change and create diverse, cross-functional, quality driven teams to implement corporate-wide improvements.
Jason obtained a BS in Accounting from LSU and a MBA from Sam Houston State University. Jason currently holds a license as a Certified Treasury Professional, CTP.
Geoff Garber, BS, JD, Partner
Geoff is a licensed patent attorney and joined BRAYN Consulting LLC after spending the last two years at Deloitte Tax. During his Big-4 tenure, Geoff served clients in Deloitte Tax’s Multistate Excise Tax practice, where he managed engagements for several Fortune 500 clients. Geoff’s excise practice focused on state and federal motor fuel tax refunds and compliance, with a specialty in alternative fuels research, reporting, and incentives. Additionally, Geoff has experience in R&D Tax Incentives, having conducted countless R&D Tax Credit studies in the engineering, chemical, electrical, manufacturing, and construction industries.
After earning his Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from the University of Texas at Austin, Geoff went on to study law with a strong emphasis in intellectual property at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. He is licensed to practice law in Texas and is a registered Patent Attorney, allowing him to represent clients during the patent prosecution process in front of the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
In his free time, Geoff loves spending time with his family, watching sports, fishing, and dreading the death of his favorite Game of Thrones characters.
Yong Jeon, JD, LLM, Partner
Yong joined BRAYN Consulting LLC after nearly 8 years of tax consulting experience at Big-4, both at Deloitte Tax and PwC. He heads up BRAYN’s Northern California practice. At Big-4, Yong spent a majority of his time in the Research and Development (R&D) Tax Incentive practice, where he led engagements for several Fortune 500 clients. He also worked at McKesson for 5 years on various projects, including implementation, maintenance, and improvement of the in-house R&D Tax Credit process.
Yong’s industry expertise is focused on the computer science and software arena, and he has significant experience in Tax Controversy. In addition to his BA and JD, Yong holds an LL.M. in Taxation from Boston University.
Outside of the office, Yong enjoys bicycling, lacrosse, traveling, watching foreign films, and is an avid reader of history and science fiction.
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Brady founded BRAYN Consulting LLC in early 2010. Through vision and heavy investment into technology and infrastructure, he has made BRAYN a sleek, technology-driven, quality-focused organization that brings optimal value to clients.
Brady is a staunch advocate of adding value to clients through both tax credits and incentives, as well as supporting businesses in continuous process and quality improvement initiatives. This passion stems from his quality management and consulting background. Prior to founding BRAYN Consulting, Brady worked for several years in Deloitte Tax's National R&D Tax Credit and Incentives practice. Before his tax consulting career, Brady worked for nearly 10 years in the manufacturing industry. As a result, BRAYN is committed to hiring BRAYNiacs with real-world industry experience to provide optimal value to clients.
He obtained his Juris Doctorate (JD) from Southwestern Law School, and his BBA in Management from Sam Houston State University.