LEADERSHIP TEAM

Leadership Team

Roger Parker
Founder and President
Brian Schaffer
CEO, Partner

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’s primary responsibilities at Elite are project management, coordination of all projects, job cost estimation, EF&I engineering and design, general operations and corporate management.

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 in 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 Strategies, Leadership, Business Development & Customer Satisfaction and Mergers & Acquisition Management.

 

Chris Edison
Southeast Area Manager

Mr. Edison has over 27 years’ experience in the DC Power/Telecommunications industry. His positions have included Field Technician, Lead Technician and Senior Project Manager. Chris has worked with major industry carriers (AT&T, Verizon, ALLTEL, Bell Atlantic Mobile, Windstream) on large scale, DC Projects of various scopes for many years.

 

He is extensively familiar with markets across the North and South Eastern regions of the US. Chris' primary responsibilities at Elite include Project management and oversight for the Southeast Area.

Alan Walrond
CFO

Mr. Walrond brings substantial financial knowledge to the company, and has previous international commerce experience across Europe, Africa and the Middle East with GE. Alan completed a Bachelor of Business Administration at the University of Massachusetts and has been providing financial guidance in the media and telecommunications industries for the last four decades.

 

Alan works alongside the CEO on a day-to-day basis, and manages the financial and accounting teams within Elite Tech. 

Staci Lyons
Director of HR

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.

 

In addition she is the direct assistant for the company’s President.  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.

Ruby Brysha
Director 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.

 

Her years with Elite Tech have seen her work and excel alongside the Business Development team to enhance customer relations and experiences, and create marketing collateral to bolster Elite Tech’s presence in the telecommunications industry. As she has progressed to Business Relations Director, her primary responsibilities include marketing, financial & tactical analysis, business development, strategic plan implementation and customer relations.