Elaine Banks is VP of Business Development with Meredith Commercial Real Estate Advisors. She focuses exclusively on real estate assets within the hospitality industry. She was formerly the President and Founder of The Pearlmark Group, LLC, a privately held financial consulting company providing business advisory and virtual accounting services to small businesses and start-ups. Prior to The Pearlmark Group, Elaine was the National Controller for the National Accounts Division of ADP, a $12.2 billion provider of business outsourcing solutions. She also served as the Vice President of Finance at The Rugby Group, Inc., a division of what is now Sanofi US, part of the $40.8 billion global NYSE pharmaceutical company. Elaine earned her BS in Finance at the University of Florida and her MBA at Georgia State University.