Ms. Stafford is a managing director, global head of product strategy, and Executive Committee member responsible for oversight of sustainability. As global head of product strategy, she oversees traditional strategies and alternatives, including private strategies and hedge funds. She also oversees ESG and sustainability initiatives, providing strategic direction and firmwide coordination around sustainability efforts. She joined the firm in 2000 and has held several positions, including head of PIMCO Asia-Pacific, global head of consultant relations, head of U.S. institutional sales and alternatives marketing teams, and global head of human resources and talent management. Prior to these roles, Ms. Stafford was a member of PIMCO's executive office, contributing to firmwide strategic, financial, and operational initiatives; an account manager in the consultant relations group; and an analyst in PIMCO's trade compliance group. She has 24 years of investment experience and holds an MBA from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California. She earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Redlands.