Superior wealth protection and risk management services including captive design and end of life tax free reorganization services

Thomas Cifelli

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About our Managing Director - Tom Cifelli:

Since working in the captive industry, Mr. Cifelli has served as a captive manager's controller handling the reporting and compliance for several Risk Retention and other group captives, worked with the Business Development and captive design team for the alternative risk division of a  Fortune 500 global insurance firm, and now works closely with one of the oldest micro-captive design and management firms in the US.

Mr. Cifelli has personally assisted in the design and formation of over 100 captive insurance companies, with a focus on 831(b) qualifying captives. He also is widely published in captive industry magazines, sat on the "New Wave Domicile" panel with state captive regulators at the first Captive Live USA industry conference in Chicago, and  was recognized for his significant contributions to the captive insurance industry when he was awarded one of the industry's first ever individual achievement service awards in 2012 (see more on this below).

Prior to entering the captive insurance industry, Mr. Cifelli practiced public accounting as a CPA performing financial audits before joining the tax division of the world's then largest accounting firm.

Mr. Cifelli also has over 20 years of business, corporate and tax law experience having practiced law in both Illinois and Arizona. 

He also held CFO and General Counsel positions with publicly traded companies, was Managing Director of Investment Banking with registered broker-dealer firms,  and
co-founded and took public one of the world's first Internet e-commerce companies in 1997.

He has a business degree from Arizona State University and a law degree from the University of Southern California

View his LinkedIn profile for more detailed information.

Sample Client Feedback:

“Tom has been consistently communicative, creative and resourceful in handling the captive project. In addition, he was insightful, responsive and focused. He referred knowledgeable and capable vendors and managed the interaction process very professionally.” 2012 - Sarosh K., CEO

"During my career I have worked with blue chip law firms, accounting firms, private equity firms and investment bankers. When I heard of Tom's experience across all of these professions, I decided to engage him to manage a strategically critical corporate reorganization and institutional finance round needed for our companies. Tom did a truly fantastic job expediting a series of complex transactions, efficiently managing legal and accounting teams, and communicating with our shareholders. 2012 - Michael W., CEO

“We hired Tom to assist CropUSA's executive and legal team with designing a complex private offering structure and innovative crop reinsurance captive venture. Tom’s expertise in both captives and investment banking transactions helped us complete this project quickly at far less expense than anticipated.” 2012 - Thomas S., COO


Special Announcement: 

Tom Cifelli was awarded one of only two individual US Captive Service Annual Awards at the 2012 CaptiveLIVE Conference on September 10, 2012. Bruce Wright of the Sutherland law group won the other individual award. The judges selecting award recipients  for a prestigious US Captive Service Award included John Alberici (Alberici Corporation), David Arick (International Paper Company), Richard Barrett (Rotary International), Michael Bemi (The National Catholic Risk Retention Group), Matthew Broomfield (Captive Review), Mary Harrington (Subaru), Jim Knutson, Aircraft Gear Corporation), Mike Lusk (ADM), Peter Meyer (Firestone Building Products) and William Montanez (Ace Hardware). 

In over 30 years of professional practice across multiple licensed specialty professions, Mr. Cifelli handled a wide range of complex matters without a single client complaint. Mr. Cifelli is creative, technically very strong and works diligently on any accepted client engagement to exceed expectations and deliver outstanding project results. 
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