Our Story

Since 2011, Boast has been helping innovative businesses recover their R&D costs from the government.

As entrepreneurs ourselves, we know first hand that capital is one of the key requirements for businesses to continue to innovate and grow. R&D tax credit is the cheapest form of capital you can get as you do not have to pay interest or give up equity.

Our software and experts – accountants and engineers with over 25 years experience – handle your R&D claims on an ongoing basis to ensure nothing is missed, all the supporting documentation is in place, and your claims are compliant and maximized.

Today, Boast supports hundreds of businesses across the US and Canada and has become an extension of their team.

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Our Core Principles

Clients

We measure our success by the degree to which we maximize our clients’ bottom line and the value we bring to their business – this is our top priority. It is the reason we come to work every day. And it is the reason why our clients consider us a trusted advisor and a partner in their success.

Maintaining a close relationship with our clients is paramount. We like to stay connected throughout the year so as to get a thorough understanding of your technology, financials, operations and challenges, help build internal support, provide practical recommendations and prepare your claims on an ongoing basis.

Community

Our day is not complete if a portion is not dedicated to making a difference in the communities where we work and live.

There are a number of ways our team seek to make a difference: everything from financial support, volunteering, and partnerships with non-profits to organizing events and programs that will help drive economic growth and community engagement

Colleagues

Our clients are diverse, requiring us to maintain deep industry and functional expertise. The key to our success is a team comprised of finance professionals, scientists, technologists and engineers that can draw upon years of industry experience and knowledge.

It is imperative that our team be treated with respect and concern; that they be challenged and stimulated; that they be encouraged and enabled to constantly learn and advance personally and professionally; and that they are able to lead interesting and balanced lives.

Why Work With Us?

REPUTABLE

We have a long-standing positive reputation with our clients as well as government agencies, investors, and support organizations in the communities where we do business.

INNOVATIVE

We integrate with your existing systems to gather your financial and technical data and use artificial intelligence to determine R&D eligible projects in real-time.

EFFICIENT

Our in-house team of experts use a proven 7-step methodology to ensure your R&D tax claims are accurate, in compliance, and completed on time, and your returns are maximized.

“Working with Boast Capital freed up my team’s time and enabled us to focus on taking our technology further. Their advisors made the extra effort to truly understand our business and our technology to maximize our claim.”

ASHLEY DUNFIELD, CEO, PETROFEED -

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Our Management

Alex Popa

Cofounder & CEO

Alex is an R&D tax expert and thought leader. Prior to his role as CEO and co-founder of Boast, Alex managed the software (ICT) R&D tax practice for KPMG as well as Ayming Corp. Prior to becoming an R&D tax expert, Alex co-founded an e-commerce startup specializing in online recruitment resources to high turnover industries, and was a Business Intelligence Engineer at Johnson & Johnson.

Alex holds a B.Eng. in Software Engineering from Lakehead University and a Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting from the University of British Columbia.

Lloyed Lobo

Cofounder, Chief Strategy Officer & EVP

Lloyed Lobo runs growth, go-to-market and new product strategy at Boast. He also chairs the annual Traction Conf, a top rated conference by Inc, Forbes and Huffington Post that helps businesses drive customer and revenue growth.

Previously, Lloyed led sales, marketing and product for several venture-backed companies. Lloyed holds a B.Eng. in Software Engineering from Lakehead University.

Jeff Christie

Chief Revenue Officer

Jeff Christie runs sales at Boast. Previously, Jeff competed as an Olympic athlete for 16 years in the sport of luge. He raced in the 2006 and 2010 Winter Olympics as well as 72 World Cups and 8 World Championships.

Jeff is a member of the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) Board of Directors and Athletes Commission; as well is a founding board member of the Creative Impact Health Foundation.