Phillip S. Stafford

Phillip S. Stafford is President of the University of Arkansas Technology Development Foundation. The Foundation is charged with management and development of the Arkansas Research and Technology Park (ARTP) and functions to encourage the transfer and advancement of technologies developed at the University of Arkansas. In addition to managing the overall activities of the ARTP, his responsibilities include strategic planning, site development and governmental relations. Mr. Stafford is also responsible for attracting and supporting client companies at the Innovation Center and Enterprise Center; developing and managing networks to assist clients in all areas and promoting mutually beneficial relationships between University of Arkansas, industry and government to stimulate cooperative research activities.

In addition to his duties at the Foundation, Mr. Stafford serves as the Director of the GENESIS Technology Incubator. In this capacity, he assists emerging technology companies in identifying and accessing University of Arkansas faculty expertise and research resources, and promotes partnership development that enhances their competitive position. In addition, he consults with entrepreneurs, researchers, technology managers, business experts, and capital investors to assist in preparing innovative technology companies for the marketplace.

He holds a B.S. and M.S. from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.

Photo of Phil Stafford Phillip S. Stafford
President, University of Arkansas Technology Development Foundation