Team

Matthew Blaine

Mr. Blaine founded Akadia Recruiting LLC and serves as President. Matthew has over 15 years of experience in recruitment and placement of CPAs within tax, audit, and accounting. He has audit experience from Deloitte LLP and Viacom Inc. and a B.S. in Accounting from Fordham University.

Matthew and his family reside in Westchester County. His interests include history, economics, and politics.

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” -Aristotle

Michael Mantel

Mr. Mantel serves as Vice President. Michael has over 10 years of experience in recruitment and placement of CPAs within tax. He has a B.S. in Communications from the University of Rhode Island.

Michael and his family reside in Nassau County. He enjoys travel, Knicks basketball, and time with his wife and two sons.

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” -Socrates

Aimee Ropke

Mrs. Ropke serves as Manager.  Aimee began her career as an auditor with Arthur Andersen, LLP and has a B.S. in Accounting from Fairfield University.  She has over 15 years of experience in financial services including recruiting, accounting, administration, and operations.

Aimee and her family live in the Town of Mount Pleasant, New York.  When not racing her minivan around with her two boys, she enjoys quality time with family and friends.  Her favorite place is the beach.

“What it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do.” -Aristotle