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At Boardwalk Business Group, we have over 150 combined years of experience in financial and nonprofit leadership, business consulting and audit/compliance services—with all of the relevant experience you’d expect—Big Four accounting and consulting, CPA, MBA, CFO and CEO. But it’s our genuine passion for helping businesses to thrive that makes Boardwalk Business Group unique.

Building strong relationships with our clients and our community based on trust, integrity and value is at the heart of all that we do. We are here to support your journey, every step of the way.

Matt Cronin, Founder & President

Matt Cronin founded Boardwalk Business Group in 2014 after 18 years experience in a variety of financial management consulting and leadership roles at both private firms and nonprofit organizations.

Most recently, Matt has been the VP of Finance and Administration for School Leaders Network. SLN runs learning communities for school leaders in Los Angeles, Honolulu, San Antonio, Tampa, New York City, Washington DC and other urban areas throughout the United States.  Prior to that, Matt served as Chief Financial Officer and subsequently Chief Executive Officer for Living Independently Forever, a Cape Cod-based nonprofit serving adults with disabilities.

Matt began his career as an audit and business consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers in Philadelphia, where he earned his CPA license.

Matt holds a B.S. in Accountancy from Villanova University and earned an Executive MBA from Boston University. In 2012, he was recognized as one of the region’s young business leaders with “40 Under 40” Award from Cape & Plymouth Business Magazine.

From volunteering for his children’s athletic teams to lending his skills to local non-profit organizations, community engagement is part of Matt’s DNA. Matt has been the Treasurer of the YMCA of Cape Cod, the Community Leadership Institute of Cape Cod & the Islands and the Cape Cod Young Professionals.

Matt lives in Sandwich, MA, with his wife Noelle and their four children.

Favorite place?
Old Silver Beach, North Falmouth
Favorite ice cream?
Peanut Butter & Chocolate
Favorite movie?
Blues Brothers
Favorite physical activity?
Basketball

Jen Bates

Jen is a CPA who worked for Kevin P. Martin & Associates (“KPM”) for over twelve years.  Her roles at KPM progressed to Audit Manager and Recruiting Director.  She attended the University of Rhode Island where she received her B.S. in Accounting in 2002.  Since 2013, Jen has also been the volunteer Board Treasurer for Keeping Pace with Multiple Miracles, a Massachusetts based nonprofit that provides a support network of families and families-to-be of multiple birth children.  This is personally significant to Jen as she is the mother of twins, as well as one other son.  Jen lives in Raynham, MA with her husband and three sons.  

Favorite place?
White Mountains, New Hampshire
Favorite ice cream?
Peanut Butter Cookie Dough
Favorite movie?
Sound of Music
Favorite physical activity?
Dancing

Candice Murphy

Candice graduated from Northeastern University with a BS in Accounting and became a CPA shortly after that.  She was an internal auditor at Polaroid, Controller of a book manufacturer in Braintree and Controller at Boston University Medical Center.  She relocated with her husband Ron to Northern California in 1996.  While living in and exploring the West Coast, Candice worked as a contract accountant for such companies as McKesson, Genentch and the University of California Berkeley.  

After over 30 year of accounting work, she and her husband (also an accountant) decided to move back to Cape Cod ... specifically Sandwich.  During the two years of living on Cape Cod, Candice has served as Chair for the Social Events Committee for the Sandwich Newcomers and Neighbors and is currently their President.  In addition, she volunteers at Falmouth Hospital during the winter months.  Otherwise, she can be found at Boardwalk Beach or gardening at her home near the village.

Favorite place?
Paris
Favorite ice cream?
Coffee
Favorite movie?
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Favorite physical activity?
Hiking anywhere

Adam Burnett

Adam Burnett joined Boardwalk Business Group in June of 2017 after a five year career in financial services at Commonwealth Financial Group.  A native of Cape Cod, Adam left the Cape to attend Bentley University and graduated with a B.S. in Managerial Economics in 2001.  After college, he met his wife Andrea.  They married and had two children: Abby and Ben.  They moved back to Cape Cod in 2009 and couldn't be happier.  They reside in Hyannis.

Adam serves on the Membership Committee and Board of Directors of Cape Cod Young Professionals and volunteers as a Den Leader for Ben's Cub Scout pack.  He has coached Little League for 5 years and enjoys spending his free time kayaking, camping and cycling.  


Favorite place?
Long Beach in Centerville
Favorite ice cream?
Anything with coffee and chocolate
Favorite movie?
Good Will Hunting
Favorite physical activity?
Cycling

Patrick Hegarty

Patrick has provided his financial skills for 20 years to businesses in healthcare, manufacturing, and environmental consulting in the greater Boston area. He attended Southern New Hampshire Univ. at night while working full-time, and graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration. 

Patrick and his wife, Mary, have been volunteers at Mass. Adoption Resource Exchange for many years. Patrick served as a stay-home dad for their son Dominic. Dominic is a senior at Cape Cod Tech.

Some of Patricks' favorite pastimes include: swimming at the awesome Cape ponds and beaches, cycling, and cheering for the Patriots and Celtics.

Favorite place?
Great Pond, Welfleet
Favorite ice cream?
Malted Vanilla
Favorite movie?
Field of Dreams
Favorite physical activity?
Swimming

Kayla Baier

Kayla is originally from Ocean City, Maryland.  She attended St. Mary's College of Maryland and graduated with a degree in Sociology.  After graduating, she moved to the Cape as a Program Supervisor for AmeriCorps Cape Cod where she worked on conservation projects with local natural resource departments and nonprofits.  With her passion for service and numbers, she joined Boardwalk Business Group in February 2018.  In her free time, Kayla enjoys hiking, going on walks with her dog Jackie, playing tennis and paddle boarding.  Kayla currently resides in Dennis with her partner and dog. 

Favorite place?
Any canyon in Grand Staircase Escalante in Utah
Favorite ice cream?
Milk and Cookies - Ben and Jerry's
Favorite movie?
Donnie Darko
Favorite physical activity?
Hiking in a new place.

Matt O'Keefe

Matt is originally from Glenside, Pennsylvania.  He moved to Cape Cod in the Fall of 2016 to become a servicemember with AmeriCorps Cape Cod.  By partnering with local conservation and natural resource departments, as well as other nonprofits, he and the other AmeriCorps members focused on addressing the complex environmental and community needs of Cape Cod.   Inspired by the ethic of community service, teamwork, leadership, and appreciation for the natural environment, he chose to continue living on the Cape following his term of service.  He joined Boardwalk Business Group in June 2018, continuing to follow this spirit of commitment to the community. Matt has managed the finances for multiple small businesses on Cape Cod.  Recently, he also completed a course becoming certified with the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians.  In his free time, Matt enjoys playing soccer and basketball, as well as swimming, running, biking, and hiking.   

Favorite spot?
Seagull Beach, West Yarmouth
Favorite ice cream?
Mint Chocolate Chip
Favorite movie?
The Natural
Favorite physical activity?
Soccer

Robin Appleby


Robin was born and raised on Cape Cod.  Her parents met while her father was in the service in Pensacola, Florida.

Besides living on Cape Cod, Robin has lived in Dallas and in Maine for seven years. 

Robin has extensive experience managing the finances of nonprofits. She worked for the International Fund for Animal Welfare for 16 years, as well as the Cape Cod & Islands Association for Realtors for 18 years.  She also worked for Brewster Manor Nursing Home as a financial clerk.  Robin has an Associate's Degree in Accounting from Cape Cod Community College.   

Robin has extensive volunteer work with Meals on Wheels and volunteers with Elder Services helping elders with money management. 

Robin loves to travel, especially to Florida, where many of her relatives reside.  Robin is a long-term resident of Dennisport.   

Favorite spot?
Florida (either Pensacola or Epcot Center)
Favorite ice cream?
Maple Walnut
Favorite movie?
The Bourne Identity
Favorite physical activity?
Walking along the beach

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