Bruce Deichl has nearly 50 years of leadership experience in banking and investments. In 2014, Bruce established Tax Credits International, Inc. in Humacao, Puerto Rico. TCI, the culmination of over 15 years of tax credit placement and consulting services, also offers film production support, as well as Act 20 and 22 consulting. Prior to TCI, Bruce served as President of both the Tax Transfer Corporation of New Jersey and its sister company Tax Credits, LLC, delivering hundreds of millions in various state tax credits to Fortune 500 companies. Mr. Deichl and his team of seasoned professionals have volunteered their expertise to many states, resulting in vastly improved legislation and incentive programs. Improving state programs is of great importance to Bruce, and that effort continues today through TCI. Bruce is an active national speaker, often appearing alongside major film studios, and Fortune 500 companies, alike. Prior to his work with state tax credits, Bruce sold municipal bonds to institutions with both Thomson McKinnon Securities and Marine Midland Bank, and later served as president of Royal Capital, all in New York City. In 2007, the Deichl family “adopted” the Shalom Orphanage Center in Karatu, Tanzania, where they completed such sustainable projects as a water well for clean water, a much-needed irrigation system, a granary and a schoolhouse. Mr. Deichl holds a BA in Economics from the University of Notre Dame.
Kenneth Blaine has been with Tax Credits International since 2007 and is well-versed in placing transferable credits across the nation. Kenneth has built a large base of corporate and individual tax credit buyers, while consistently assisting studios, independents, commercial producers and others generating tradable tax credits that require immediate monetization. From inception to closing, Kenneth tracks each trade ensuring quick and seamless transactions. He has assisted several States with designing appropriate incentive programs. Kenneth is an active member of The Institute for Professionals in Taxation. He often volunteers his time as an educational speaker for colleges and universities in the greater NYC area offering a “101” on the topic of domestic film tax incentives. In his spare time, Kenneth serves as a part-time music director and is a classically trained pianist, having graduated cum laude with a BA in Music Performance from Beloit College.
Phone: (908) 247-3087
Lisa Nadal, Esq.
Lisa Nadal is from San Juan, Puerto Rico and is an attorney specializing in tax law. Prior to joining Tax Credits International, Inc., she worked in the Tax Group of O’Neill & Borges, LLC, a large Puerto Rico law firm. While at O’Neill & Borges, she provided federal and local corporate and tax advice to a broad client base, including multinational corporations, financial companies, hotels and others. She also served for two years as Deputy Advisor to the Governor of Puerto Rico under Luis Fortuño’s term. During her time in the government, she was part of the working groups responsible for the design and passage of the Puerto Rico Internal Revenue Code of 2011 and several tax incentives laws, including Act 20 of 2012 (“The Act to Promote the Exportation of Services”) and Act 22 of 2012 (“The Act to Promote the Relocation of Individual Investors”). Lisa also has experience with international tax issues as she worked for two years as a Senior Tax Writer for the international publications of Tax Analysts, the publisher of Tax Notes and Tax Notes Today. Lisa has an undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania, a juris doctor from American University, Washington College of Law and an LL.M. in taxation from Georgetown University Law School. She is a member of the Florida and the Puerto Rico bars.
With over fifteen years of experience producing and consulting for the Puerto Rico audiovisual industry, Nadia Barbarossa has been an advisor to key industry players, including the Puerto Rico Film Commission & Corporation. She oversaw more than $122 million in tax credit certifications provided by the Government of Puerto Rico from some of the leading film studios and independents. Nadia has developed and led marketing campaigns to promote and position Puerto Rico within the top US film destinations and has directed Puerto Rico’s participation in film festivals and markets around the World. Some of Nadia’s producing credits are the films “Sol de Medianoche” “Cuba y Puerto Rico son”, “Juan Meléndez 6446” and “Diario Vietnam”. Some of her incentives consulting credits include feature films, music videos, commercials and live recorded performances.
TCI’s most recent hire, Cristy, is the company’s utility infielder. With over fifteen years of experience in banking, Cristy has worked in two of the most prestigious banks in Puerto Rico, First Bank and Banco Popular of Puerto Rico. Her earlier career includes an array of tasks such as sales forecast, events coordination to generate product and service awareness, and client appreciation. On 2014, worked on the newly established Act 20 Department at Popular, attending all their banking needs and transactions; surpassing 1MM dollars in transactions. Joined TCI in 2015 and is responsible for the company’s overall accounting. She also handles film incentives applications and provides production accounting services. Some of her recent work include the documentary “Cuba y Puerto Rico son…” for Banco Popular of Puerto Rico and the feature film “Sol de Medianoche”. Cristy has a BA in Advertising from the University of Sacred Heart in Puerto Rico, and an MA in Marketing from the Inter American University of Puerto Rico.
Christine Peluso has directed the national development of the Tax Credits, LLC’s film production tax credit placement business since 2005, handling many of the company’s closings as well as all complex transactions. She has written incentive legislation for several states, and has authored or co-authored numerous articles and white papers. Christine is an active speaker, as well. Concurrent with the establishment of Tax Credits International, Inc. in 2014, Christine founded Incentives Associates LLC (d/b/a Tax Credits, LLC) with Jane Saul and Goldie Tiu, to support TCI’s US operations. Incentive Associates LLC is the exclusive US representative for TCI, handling a bevy of support services including sales and marketing. Prior to joining Tax Credits, LLC, she worked for ten years with various public companies handling debt restructuring, compliance and investor relations. In addition, she worked as a Financial Consultant with Salomon Smith Barney. Christine is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, US District Court and US Tax Court. Christine holds a BA in Economics from the University of Colorado in Boulder and a J.D. from Delaware Law School in Wilmington.
Phone: (908) 463-2168
Goldie has been on our team since 2007. She manages sales and marketing for the New Jersey Technology Business Tax Certificate Tax Credit Program, which focuses on emerging technology and biotech companies in New Jersey. Goldie helps emerging technology companies maximize their benefits under the Program. Concurrent with the establishment of Tax Credits International, Inc. in 2014, Goldie joined Incentives Associates LLC (d/b/a Tax Credits, LLC) to support TCI’s US operations. Goldie graduated from East Stroudsburg University with a double major in Business Management specializing in Finance along with a BA in Economics Financing.
Phone: (732) 322-9681
Jane joined in 2013 with extensive experience in tax policy, as well as a vast knowledge of tax credit programs throughout the US. Appointed by Governor Rendell, Jane served as the Director of the Pennsylvania Film Office from 2003 through 2011, and helped establish the PA Film Tax Credit Program, which was signed into law during her first year. She subsequently co-authored the program guidelines, interfacing regularly with studio executives and production companies. Prior, Jane served as Director of Development for Exude Benefits, where she successfully expanded the firm’s client base to include a vast network of area corporations and business owners. Jane joined Incentives Associates LLC in 2014, concurrent with the establishment of Tax Credits International, Inc., to support TCI’s US operations. Jane holds a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.
Phone: (215) 990-7709
Alan Bailey is a finance veteran in the entertainment industry having served as a Senior Financial Executive of Paramount Pictures for 35 years, including its Treasurer. He has substantial experience in cash management, financial reporting, audit and compliance and financial planning, and is considered to be one of the industry’s leading experts in maximizing both domestic and international production incentives. He is the CFO to several publicly traded and privately owned entertainment companies as well as the owner and operator of the Movieville International Film Festival, and executive produces lower budget/high quality motion pictures and made-for-TV movies. Alan has worked with Tax Credits LLC since 2011, and now works with the Incentive Associates LLC team, supporting TCI’s US operations.
Phone: (310) 722-6624