LEADERSHIP TEAM

Leadership Team

Roger Parker
Founder and President

Mr. Parker has been in the telecommunications industry for the past three decades as a central office equipment installer and field supervisor. He has worked as a contractor with companies such as Windstream, Alltel, GTE, Sprint, LCI, NY Bell, MCI, DSC and Contel. Roger is the company's operational team lead who has robust industry knowledge and has the solution for every technical issue our customer is having.

 

Roger’s primary responsibilities at Elite Tech include project management, & coordination, job cost estimation, EF&I engineering and design, general operations and corporate management. Roger also oversees the dispatching management team to ensure the company's network of technicians are working & travelling as efficiently as possible.

Staci Lyons
Director of Human Resources

Ms. Lyons has been working within the telecommunications industry for over 20 years. Currently as the Director of Human Resources and Office Operations, her responsibilities at Elite Tech include employee relations, performance management, organizational development, office management and safety of the workforce. Staci worked with the company from the second year of business and has worked her way up to become an integral part of Elite Tech. Staci works with the finance team to ensure that correct payments are made to all employees.

 

Staci’s previous experience as an Assistant General Manager, at Pennsylvania State University passages, has delivered the knowledge to effectively and productively run Elite’s daily business activity within the office environment.

David Bell
Senior Project Manager

Mr. Bell started his career in the US Army in 1989 as a RF Radio Technician. He continued the course of telecom after his time in the service, and worked for companies such as Qwest, AT&T, Sprint and MCI Worldcom as a contractor for DC Power & Transport servicing. He then progressed into the role of engineering with Intelepeer, Time Warner, Comcast and even for 911 emergency services as a data design engineer.

 

David eventually found himself a home with Elite Tech, where he is a Senior Project Manager, responsible for managing projects & technicians across various areas in the Northeast network.

Brian Schaffer
CEO, Partner

Mr. Schaffer brings over 30 years experience in senior management, operations and business development in the telecommunications industry. Brian's experience prior to Elite Technologies included co-founding a successful CLEC (Tech Valley Communications, in Albany, NY) and heading a mid-market CLEC at Daystar Communications, based in Florida. He also held other senior management positions at TDS Telecom, MCI Worldcom, GTE Wireless, and other various telecom start-ups. 

 

Brian's primary responsibilities at Elite are Executive Business Management, Corporate Strategizing, Leadership, Business Development & Customer Satisfaction and Mergers & Acquisition Management. Brian oversees all directors of the company to ensure that they are working towards the collective goals of Elite Tech.

 

Matt Cowan
Southeast Operations GM

Mr. Cowan completed a Dual Major in Business and MIT (Management of Information Technology) from University of Central Florida. He has  worked as a professional FOREX (Foreign Exchange) analyst and trader for 5+ years, where he was responsible for complex market analysis, which required specialized skills to organize the impact of worldwide economic fundamentals. He has also worked in customer relations & business organization for Marriott International over the last 15 years.

 

Matt's duties include overseeing daily business operations of the Southeast, developing and implementing growth strategies, training staff, improving revenue, evaluating performance & productivity, in addition to analyzing account and financial data.

Ruby Brysha
VP of Business Relations

Ms. Brysha completed a Bachelor of Communications at RMIT University, and has sound experience in branding, account management, business development, online marketing, copywriting, direct & B2B marketing, along with customer relations.

 

Ruby's years with Elite Tech have seen her work and excel alongside the Business Development team to enhance customer relations and experiences, in addition to creating marketing collateral to bolster Elite Tech’s presence in the telecommunications industry. As she has progressed to Business Relations VP, her primary responsibilities include marketing, meeting budget forecasts/targets, directing the business relations team, business development, contracts and strategic plan implementation.