BMF Akron Office Closure Beginning May 1

Beginning May 1, our Akron Office will be closed to the public for renovations but will remain available to assist you. Contact your BMF Advisor or call 330.762.9785 to speak with someone who can help. We anticipate renovations taking several weeks, so stay tuned for updates!

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Bryan M. Smith


3421 Ridgewood Road, Suite 300

Akron, OH 44333





With 20 years of Information Technology (IT) support and leadership experience, Bryan focuses on operations, strategy, process and efficiency improvements. He has a proven track record of leading IT professionals and organizations by building relationships through collaboration. Bryan is adept at communicating with all constituents across all levels in an organization and prides himself on delivering innovative solutions that resolve complex IT and organizational problems.

Bryan has a broad range of skills and experience, supporting key information systems and leading teams from Fortune 500 companies to large and small organizations across the public and private sectors. His experience aids in effectively assessing an organization’s network and security posture to identify gaps and recommend remediation plans.

Bryan is an active participant in the Information Systems (IS) and IT communities and consults and advises with customers and organizations on IT operations management, information security and solutions to IT issues.


  • Cybersecurity
  • Digital Forensics & Data Recovery
  • Disaster Recovery / Business Continuity
  • IT Operations & Support Management
  • IT Strategy & Innovation
  • Microsoft Windows Server and Network Architecture
  • Risk Management, Intrusion Detection & Mitigation
  • Security and Patch Management
  • Vendor and Relationship Management
  • VMware Data Center Virtualization


  • University of Phoenix, IT/Information Security


  • CompTIA Security+

Professional and Civic Memberships and Activities


  • Strategic
  • Competition
  • Significance
  • Ideation
  • Futuristic

ERISA and Employee Benefit Plans: Time to Get Serious About Cybersecurity

In 2021, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) issued guidance for fiduciaries to secure their benefit plans in connection with the Employment Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). When it comes to private retirement and health plans, participant data. Read More >>

Cybersecurity Risk & Threats are a Construction Concern

When we think of cybersecurity, we don’t instantly think of the construction industry as a significant target. However, similar to the industries that immediately come to mind like retail and financial services, the construction industry is actually more vulnerable. Read More >>

Are Your Company Credentials for Sale?

Digital credentials, such as usernames and passwords, connect you and your employees to critical business applications, as well as online services. Unfortunately, criminals know this —and that’s why digital credentials are among the most valuable assets found on the. Read More >>

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