Elaine Bogart is a CPA and accounting and finance professional specializing in traditional and digital media. She works with companies of all sizes implementing and streamlining financial strategies, integrating new acquisitions, and serving as interim CFO. Currently on long term assignment with the Game Show Network’s online advertising network,CPMStar.com, Elaine has worked in a variety of capacities including marketing director for Circus Vargas and in production for ABC Radio Networks. Her finance roles include corporate controller of Fanfare Media Works and CFO of P3 Product Promotion Publicity in addition to consulting for several digital media startups.
The Medium is the Message & Selective Perception! My college roommate (now my sister-in-law) and I used to laugh when we’d notice things like this in everyday life. It’s amazing how much you absorb without even realizing it. The real lesson from college though is that perseverance and determination pay off. The old adage, “if at first you don’t succeed…”
If you have an interest, explore it! You’re not tied to any career path…there are so many options out there that you’re not even aware of. Do internships. Take advantage of campus offerings (like the networking night). Be involved in as much as you can. It’s fun and it opens doors.