Office of the Director

Guillermo Tello, Director

Guillermo Tello

Governor McKee on May 24, 2021 appointed Guillermo L. Tello as Director of the Department of Revenue. Tello most recently served as an Advisor for the U.S. Department of the Treasury where he was assigned to the Indonesian General Directorate of Treasury, providing technical support on treasury management issues to the Southeast Asian nation. He previously served in the same role to the National Treasury of the Ministry of Finance of the Dominican Republic. Prior to joining the U.S. Treasury, Tello served in the banking industry for 19 years, including positions at BankBoston, Fleet Boston Financial, and Bank of America. Tello has served as a board member of the CFA Society of Boston. Tello received an MBA in Finance from the University of Rhode Island, an MBA from the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the Universidad Del Pacifico. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and a Certified Financial Planner certificate.

Bradford Booth, Head of Legal Services

Bradford S. Booth, Esq. is head of the Department’s legal services. In that capacity, Booth provides legal services to the Director and the Department's six divisions: Lottery, Motor Vehicles, Municipal Finance, Revenue Analysis, Taxation, and Central Collections. Prior to joining the Director’s Office, he served as Chief of Legal Services for the Division of Motor Vehicles. He was in private practice in Connecticut before entering public service. Booth holds a bachelor’s degree in government from Colby College and a juris doctorate degree from William & Mary. 

Office of the Director: Jane Cole, Chief of Staff / Chief Financial Officer

Jane Cole

Appointed in November 2015, Jane Cole serves as the chief of staff and chief financial officer for the department.  In that role, Cole acts as a liaison between Revenue and other departments to implement projects.  She is also responsible for preparing and monitoring the department’s budgetary priorities. Cole joined state service in 2005 and spent the first ten years of her career working in human service agencies. Cole received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Nichols College.

Office of the Director: Paul Grimaldi, Chief of Information 
and Public Relations

Paul Grimaldi

Appointed in November 2015, Paul Grimaldi serves as the chief of information and public relations for the department. Prior to entering state government service, Grimaldi was a staff writer for The Providence Journal specializing in economic development, the casino industry and taxation issues. He spent more than 25 years in the communications industry, including positions with digital media outlets and a public relations agency.