Michael Dennison - President
Mike has been working with SR&ED for over 30 years - as a services provider, a CRA SR&ED reviewer, and a SR&ED performer.
Mike started his career in the telecoms industry developing network management systems software and protocol stacks for companies across North and South America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. After 15 years of international project work an industry slump led Mike to seek local work in Canada, and he went to work for the CRA SR&ED program. As a research and technology advisor Mike was involved with program delivery, taxpayer education and review of SR&ED claims (determining claimed project and cost eligibility). Mike was also an advisor in the SR&ED Program’s national Stakeholder Relations Directorate group dealing with Appeals, where he advised CRA as to the defensibility in tax court of SR&ED claim reviews. After an 8 year tenure with CRA, Mike joined a national accounting firm in 2012 as a SR&ED specialist assisting clients across the country. Over the years Mike has helped literally hundreds of firms, of all sizes and sectors, to successfully access the SR&ED Program.
Mike is based in Calgary but serves clients across Canada. He is originally from Vancouver Island (UVic CS co-op grad) and likes to get back out to the coast as often as possible.
Outside of work Mike enjoys making wine, curry and BBQ -- and cycling to work it off (currently riding a vintage Marin - tires new, brakes fair).