About Us

Management Team

A2Z is lead by many experts in the field of property inspection and preservation. We strive to hire the best people in our industry who share our values and are committed to providing exceptional service. Members of our Executive Team are regular speakers, panelists and participants at industry conferences and trade shows throughout the country. Our management staff is comprised of men and women who have spent much of their careers in property preservation, inspection, banking and financial services. As such, throughout our organization, we understand the need for high quality services, timely & accurate information, innovation and flexibility.

Amie Sparks, President & CEO
As a managing partner and CEO, Amie is responsible for A2Z’s growth strategies & initiatives and financial planning. In addition, Amie oversees core business operations which include resource & organizational planning, process improvement, sales & service development and technology integration. Since joining A2Z in 2004, Amie’s leadership and pioneering initiatives have been an integral part of A2Z’s growth. Amie is a member of the Ohio State Accounting Association and has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business.

Todd Arena, Director of Operations
Todd has been with A2Z since 2010 and has 9 years of prior industry experience focusing on evictions, REO preservation & asset management as an Operations Manager for a publicly held national field service & asset management company. In his current role, Todd oversees daily operations which include: maintaining current industry standards, vendor network oversight, internal/external quality control & managing key performance metrics. Todd graduated from Cleveland State University James A. Nance College of Business with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.

Allen Markarian, Controller
Allen has been with A2Z since 2011 and oversees the entire accounting operation, including: accounts receivable, accounts payable, financial statement preparation, budget preparation and GAAP compliance. Allen has spent over 20 years in various accounting supervisory positions and operational management roles and has a bachelor's degree in Accounting from Fresno State University.

Ed Becker, Director of IT
Ed is responsible for strategic planning of business information systems and the oversight of software development, network, infrastructure and help desk support functions. He has been with A2Z since 2013 and has an additional ten years’ experience in the information technology industry with extensive experience in the software development lifecycle and .net architecture. Ed is a graduate from The Ohio State University with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and holds the following certifications: PMP, ITIL and Six Sigma.

Julie Blankenship, Director of Human Resources
Since joining the A2Z team in 2014, Julie is responsible for providing direction for all of A2Z’s human resource initiatives, including employee relations, benefit administration, talent management and HR compliance. Julie earned her bachelor’s degree from Franklin University and continued her formal education by obtaining the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification in 2004. Julie's specialties are in the areas of employment law, employee relations, and leadership development.

Tony D'Aurelio, Director of Sales
Tony brings over 15 years of experience in retail banking, mortgage banking and mortgage field services to his role as Director of Sales. Prior to joining the A2Z management team in 2016, Tony served as the Sales Manager for a nationwide field service company. He has a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from The University of Phoenix and is responsible for directing the A2Z sales process, developing new business opportunities and creating customized solutions to meet new and existing client needs.

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