Stafford has been in the IT industry for more than 20 years and has assumed numerous game changing international roles throughout his career. Through the early 90’s he worked for Telkom post his return from Israel where he lived for several years. He went on to join Dimension Data before going on to launch his first startup; a team of integrators focusing on software development services. Thereafter Stafford joined Novell South Africa and 9 months later moved to their corporate headquarters in Provo, Utah, USA. Stafford was country manager for Novell South Africa and a few years later developed and launched Google's South Africa initial local presence. Nationally recognised as a serial entrepreneur and internationally recognised business strategy consultant, he is involved in several leading-edge technology start-ups and blue chip company strategy alignment and regeneration initiatives.