Elaine Stafford has been involved in the planning, development, design, engineering, and implementation of undersea fiber-optic cable systems worldwide for over 35 years. Since joining DRG in 2002, Elaine has advised many undersea cable developers and owners- focusing on feasibility studies, business plans, partnership negotiations, cable procurement, and construction/contract management. Her clients have included financiers, private developers, carriers, consortia, and most recently, OTTs, who with her support, have implemented many new systems across the globe.
Elaine has a unique blend of project, commercial and technical expertise. Prior to joining DRG, she held executive positions at Tyco, AT&T and Bell Laboratories, with responsibilities spanning business development, global sales, project management, network engineering, product management, and R&D. Ms. Stafford holds a BSEE from Union College and an MSEE from Stanford University.