Elaine Martel initially joined SeaChange in 2005 as SeaChange’s first in-house counsel and is currently Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary. Ms. Martel previously served as counsel at Shiva Corporation and Stratus Technologies, Inc. before joining SeaChange. She is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and is also a United States Registered Patent Attorney. Prior to becoming an attorney, Ms. Martel held various positions in engineering, marketing, product management and customer service at various high technology companies, including Data General Corporation, Bytex Corporation and Shiva Corporation. Ms. Martel graduated from M.I.T. with an S.B. in Computer Science and Engineering, from Northeastern University with a High Technology M.B.A. specializing in high technology marketing, from Suffolk University Law School with a J.D. specializing in intellectual property law and from the Boston University Law School Graduate Tax Program with a LL.M specializing in intellectual property tax and international tax law. Ms. Martel served as Chairman of the Worcester (MA) M.I.T. Educational Council, served on the Executive Board of the Marlborough (MA) Medical Reserve Corps, was elected to and served on the Marlborough (MA) School Committee, including as Secretary and Chairman of the Negotiations Committee, and served on the Massachusetts Association of School Committees including Chairman of the Advocacy Committee, member of the Resolutions Committee and member of the Technology Committee. Ms. Martel is a recipient of the George B. Morgan ’20 Award from the M.I.T. Alumni Association for outstanding service as an Educational Counselor.