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ELAINE EARLE – Chief Financial Officer, ROX Group, Chief Executive Officer & Publisher, ROX Media Group
Elaine Earle is an accomplished professional with 20 years of experience working in public accounting, IT consulting, management, public relations and publishing on behalf of major corporations and also as a principal of her own enterprises.
Earle graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting in 1997 and passed the Certified Public Accountant examination immediately thereafter. Starting her career at KPMG, a “Big 4” accounting firm, she served as an expat for three years in three foreign countries (England, Switzerland and Australia). Following Earle’s successful seven-year tenure at KPMG, where she reached senior management level, she left in 2003 at age 28 to become Controller of a publicly-held insurance carrier in California. There, she oversaw all Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) public and investor reporting for the firm, and managed a staff of about a dozen senior accountants. Earle also handled accounting and reporting for mergers & acquisitions, initial public offerings and successfully implemented a national Sarbanes-Oxley compliance program for the public companies that she worked for.
Her 20 years’ work as a Certified Public Accountant prepared her for her current role as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of ROX Group, a business group that she owns with her husband. It includes companies with operations in the real estate, insurance, travel and media industries.
In addition, Earle currently serves as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ROX Media Group and Publisher of seventeen titles in four of its consumer publication lines, including lifestyle, real estate, shopper and visitor magazines as well as “sponsored” custom print publications. She also serves as Publisher of several destination marketing titles, including official visitor guides, tourism maps and other custom tourism/visitor media products. In the Prescott area, Earle publishes four magazine titles including TravelHost Arizona, Prescott LIVING Magazine, Quad-City Smart Shopper and the Visitors Guide Greater Prescott Area for the City of Prescott.
The hallmark of her success in publishing has been to bring a “one firm” solution to clients through developing a highly-skilled, diverse and dynamic team to achieve her clients’ established objectives. Earle has created and executed custom action plans for clients, including text, mobile, digital and social media marketing and printed publications, including leading advertising sales and distribution. In fact, one of Earle’s recent shop local projects for a major suburb of Phoenix won an economic development award.
Personally, Earle has a passion for traveling, and has been to over 30 foreign countries with some exotic adventures, including visits to several African countries, Indonesia, Japan and Eastern Russia. Many more travels are planned for the future, and now frequently include her 10-year-old twin sons, who recently accompanied her on a home/school exchange to Germany in fall 2017. Upcoming planned travels include a third-time trip to Africa to visit one of Earle’s best friends from her expat years, Croatia and hopefully Southeast Asia. Earle and her husband, Rock, are deeply committed to their family, and enjoy spending quality downtime together in addition to their dedication to operating and growing their various companies.