Perfect Search Media Announces its Board of Advisors

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Advisory board takes Chicago’s premier search & social agency to the next level.

"I'm thrilled that we're collaborating with a group of passionate, experienced leaders."-Ajay Pattani, CEO & Founder

Perfect Search Media is excited to introduce the Perfect Search Board of Advisors. The board’s formation marks a new chapter in the search and social agency’s growth.

“I’m thrilled that we’re collaborating with a group of passionate, experienced leaders. Each advisor brings a wealth of knowledge that will help guide our growth as an agency and as experts in the education and e-commerce industries,” said Ajay Pattani, Perfect Search’s CEO and Founder.

Elaine Richards, George Vukotich, and Michael Bedell serve on the Perfect Search Board of Advisors.

Elaine Richards is the President at Rubicon Global. Before joining Rubicon Global, Richards worked at for seven years, most recently as the Executive Vice President of Business Operations. Richards also devotes herself to several volunteering initiatives. She is on the leadership council for A Better Chicago, an organization that aims to improve educational opportunities for low-income Chicagoans, and has served as an Account Director for the Taproot Foundation, which connects nonprofits with volunteers who provide pro bono expertise. Richards is known as a strategic operator and a pragmatic go-to leader who drives growth and operational excellence.

George Vukotich is a Managing Partner at FinTank. He’s passionate about sharing his expertise and advising entrepreneurs, startups, and incubators. Vukotich is also a Founding Venture Partner of 1000 Angels in Chicago, a digital, invitation-only investor network, and he served as the Senior Vice President of Programming for 1871, Chicago’s premier high-tech incubator. Vukotich is a skilled executive strategist, educator, and author who’s committed to helping business leaders grow their organizations through leveraging human resources and technology.

Michael Bedell, Ph.D. is the Dean and Professor of Management in the College of Business and Management at Northeastern Illinois University. Previously he was a Professor of Management and MBA Program Director at California State University, Bakersfield. Bedell’s involvement in the business community includes the board of the Illinois CPA Society and the board of the Peterson Pulaski Business and Industrial Council, a non-profit economic development organization that helps businesses on the Northwest side of Chicago. Prior board roles include an advisory role for PeopleSoft’s on-campus program.

“Richards, Vukotich, and Bedell are all-stars in the Chicago community. I’m looking forward to working with and learning from them as we continue to grow. Their passion for helping others is important to me personally and to our organization as a whole,” said Pattani.

Perfect Search is continuing to grow their board of advisors. If you’re interested in the opportunity, contact Laura Cain, Director of Business Operations, at

About Perfect Search Media

Perfect Search is the premier search and social agency in Chicago, Illinois. The agency provides paid search, social media advertising, SEO, conversion rate optimization, design, and content services. Perfect Search specializes in digital marketing for higher education and e-commerce; they work with clients like Columbia University, New York Film Academy, Dylan’s Candy Bar, and Stage Stores. Their emphasis on transparent client relationships, constant testing, and personal and professional growth sets them apart from other agencies. Learn more at

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