Director, Operations

Braden Smith

Braden excels at seeing the inner workings of organizations and businesses and helping them function efficiently and effectively. His skills are greatly appreciated at Beacon Digital, where Braden serves as our director of operations overseeing an extraordinary team of HR, business development, and accounting professionals. Braden is passionate about nurturing a company culture that supports employees and encourages their professional growth.

Braden has always enjoyed managing and growing the capacity of organizations to succeed. Before joining Beacon Digital, he helped further the mission of an international nonprofit as their executive director and worked in an account role at a legal services start-up where he helped the company expand to meet the growing demand for their services.

Braden’s love of learning led him to study political science and earn a law degree. He graduated from Syracuse University with an MA in Political Science and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Elisabeth Haub School of Law.

In addition to keeping everything at Beacon running smoothly, you’ll find Braden:
  • Playing the tenor banjo and the concertina (especially Irish traditional music)
  • Golfing with his sons 
  • Countryside gravel biking as much as possible near his home in Iowa 
  • Loving on Maeve, his corgi 
  • Sharing his love for Wisconsin (you need only ask)
Top Skills
  • Keep Companies Organized & Efficient
  • Keep Clients Happy
Little Known Facts

No seriously, he loves to play the banjo.

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