Announcing Our Newest Partner

BMF welcomes with pride and purpose, our newest partner, Marie Lenarduzzi!

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Kristian R. Barr



3421 Ridgewood Road, Suite 300

Akron, OH 44333






Kristian invests his time and efforts into gaining a deep understanding of his clients’ business that aids owners and decision-makers in guiding the strategic direction of their business, increasing operational efficiency, and maximizing profitability.

Through his extensive experience in public accounting with a top 10 international accounting firm and his controllership experience with a $100M+ global manufacturing company, Kristian has developed a deep and diverse skill set. His involvement in various special projects including, but not limited to operational process and internal control assessment and improvement, acquisition due diligence and accounting, financial forecasting and feasibility, and debt contract review gives clients peace of mind in navigating the ever-changing business landscape. As a member of the firm’s employee benefit plan niche group, Kristian serves as a key resource to his clients and colleagues on the current trends and developments in the benefit plan arena.




  • Certified Public Accountant

Professional and Civic Memberships and Activities


  • Relator
  • Learner
  • Analytical
  • Arranger
  • Responsibility

Strategic Planning: A new approach to a familiar concept

Strategic planning is a concept that is familiar to most businesses. However, effective compilation and execution of a strategic plan requires constant vigilance and discipline – which can be difficult to maintain for businesses that tend to be reactionary. Read More >>

Financial Statement Audits in a Post-COVID World

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted the way professional service firms interact with and deliver services to their clients. Early in the pandemic, CPAs and other professional service providers had to quickly pivot and learn how to collaborate with. Read More >>

4 Steps to an Effective Fraud Prevention Strategy

Fraud perpetrated against a company can result in significant damages and recent data suggests that fraud losses at manufacturing companies can be particularly devastating. According to the 2018 Report to the Nations published by the Association of Certified Fraud. Read More >>

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Kristian is extremely knowledgeable and always helpful with all of our needs

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