Meet the Blazej Business Team
Blazej Business all started with Cheryl Blazej. Born and raised in Southern California, Cheryl graduated with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from National University before relocating to Atlanta. Prior to founding Blazej Business in 2006, Cheryl held several senior financial positions with top global companies Burroughs, Unisys and UPS. As an accounting & financial analysis professional, Cheryl has extensive experience with a number of distinctive industries including shipping, computer, construction, non-profit, mortgage, financial planning, insurance, business broker, various service industries and more. After 14 years and a reputation of excellence, Blazej Business has grown to service 138 clients nationwide, with an oversight of $124+ million. Cheryl takes a proactive and customized approach to help business owners make smart decisions for their financial future. In Cheryl’s spare time, you’ll find her reading a book about building a better business or planning her next trip.
Chief Operations Officer
Donna has been an integral part of Blazej Business since 2008. Originally from Maryland, she moved to Atlanta after earning her Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration from East Carolina University. With extensive experience in Quickbooks, especially in the construction industry, Donna is seasoned in how various software products can integrate with the program. She also has a deep focus on new client onboarding; making sure they are properly set up, training a Blazej bookkeeper to take over the account and maintaining communication with the client. Along with assisting with all levels of client onboarding, as COO, Donna contributes to customer service, training both staff & clients, tests new software for company efficiency and has a hand in all aspects of Blazej Business. In her spare time, Donna focuses on crafting and playing tennis.
Jennifer Isaacson, CPA
Client Review Team Leader
Jennifer found her way to Atlanta by way of Milwaukee and Knoxville. She earned a Bachelors of Business Administration at Emory University and a Masters of Public Administration at Georgia State University. With 25 years of senior-level experience in both the corporate and non-profit world, Jennifer has comprehensive experience managing full cycle accounting operations and financial reporting. She is a CPA and holds experience in all areas of accounting: chart of accounts, month end close, variance analysis, consolidations, balance sheet, contributions, payables, payroll, GAAP financial reporting and audit assistance. Jennifer brings her excellent analytical skills to Blazej Business with a sharp ability to read data accurately in order to identify trends and make projections. In her spare time, Jennifer loves reading, binge-watching Netflix and tacos.
Christa Scardina, CPA
Christa is a true Georgia peach being born, raised and currently residing in the suburbs of Atlanta. She earned her Bachelors of Business Administration with an emphasis on Accounting and Finance from Mercer University. Having held Senior and Principal roles with companies like The Coca-Cola Company and KPMG, Christa is a very experienced CPA with a demonstrated history. Additionally, she is skilled in Internal Controls, Auditing, Financial Accounting, Microsoft Office, QuickBooks and more. At Blazej Business, Christa is committed to making sure her client’s financials are correct so that they can make informed decisions based on accuracy. In her spare time, Christa enjoys running, reading, spending time with her kids and also volunteers her expertise as Treasurer of the PTA for her children’s school.
Accounting Team Leader
After living in many states post-college, Katie settled back down in the Atlanta area in 2013 to raise her children. She earned her Bachelors in Business Administration from The University of Georgia. Katie holds a varied background in Public Accounting and Corporate Accounting. From auditing to system conversion, she has fully managed the Accounting and Finance process for small businesses. Katie’s extreme organizational skills make her a great fit at Blazej Business as her forte is cleaning up clients' books and getting them back on track for accurate financials. In her spare time, Katie loves spending time with her kids, hiking, playing tennis and taking day trips.
Client Services Manager
Hillary has lived in many states including California, Connecticut, Oklahoma and Colorado. She's currently back in Atlanta where she's surrounded by friends and family. She has worn many hats professionally, having held marketing and executive assistant roles at IBM, owned her own retail store and worked in corporate catering as a Client Relations Manager. Hillary thrives in her role at Blazej Business as she's very project oriented and loves figuring out how to make things happen. In her spare time, Hillary enjoys gardening, traveling and playing Yahtzee.
Linda was born and raised in Illinois but spent six years in Pennsylvania before moving to Georgia in 2016. She holds a BS in Finance as well as an MBA from the University of Illinois Urbana-Campaign. Linda loves to keep things organized and helps the bookkeepers do their job by running the administrative side of things. She loves crossword puzzles, playing board games with her kids and her homemade tomato soup with spaetzle.