There could not have been a better occasion. As we continue the momentum of our 60th anniversary year, we are excited to announce our new practice area, BMF Cyber Technology Group (CTG). This new service line will offer a package of high-level IT, network and cybersecurity solutions, and a unique component of IT executive coaching.

Serving as critical business partners with our clients, we already understand how their business runs and where its top vulnerabilities are likely to be. Through this evolution of our core financial and advisory service offerings, we are better equipped to serve our clients with the skills, tools and resources they need to run an effective IT department while protecting their most critical component – their data.

“Our longevity with clients coupled with our expansive business and IT knowledge will help address the ‘cybersecurity insecurity’ felt by many executives.” – Karyn Sullivan, Chief Operating Officer

 

Managing Director of CTG, Chad Voller, notes that most IT professionals begin their careers on the help desk, and over time progress to become system administrators and then as department leaders, they’re asked to manage processes, people and budgets.

“They’re asked to do these things with no background or training in executive management,” he says. “No wonder so many IT executives feel overwhelmed, and so many business leaders are looking for more impact from their IT teams. Technology is a competitive lever for any organization, but no tech team can provide that level of insight to senior management when they’re stuck running through service tickets.”

Chad’s background running Tier-1 global tech departments isn’t something many accounting firms are able to duplicate, which enable us to provide all three critical elements for improving IT performance and security: operational, management and executive coaching support. Working in corporate IT positions and managing a global technology department for a publicly traded corporation, he supported three national and two international locations. He earned his CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) certification – the gold standard in cybersecurity credentials – and carries certifications for Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Project Management Professional (PMP) and Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL). He consults and speaks on IT operations management, disaster recovery, project and change management.

See our article in Crain’s Cleveland Business.

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