SOURCE: Nectar Services Corp

Nectar Services Corp

October 13, 2009 11:20 ET

Nectar Expands Executive Team With Two Dynamic Hires

Growth Evident With Carl Baptiste, Robert Sbarra Assuming Vice-President Positions

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - October 13, 2009) - Nectar Services Corp., an IP communications services firm and wholly owned subsidiary of Juma Technology Corp. (OTCBB: JUMT), today welcomed two veteran professionals to lead its product and channel divisions.

The new posts were created to support an enormous market demand and rapidly expanding reseller program.

"We have added two industry superstars to our team of talented professionals. The caliber of these individuals is a testament to the quality of our solutions and the commitment we have to attracting the industry elite," said Anthony M. Servidio, Chief Executive Officer for parent company Juma.

Carl Baptiste has been named as Nectar's Vice-President of Product Management. In this capacity, Baptiste assumes responsibility for guiding the company's product development and driving Nectar's go-to-market strategy.

"Carl is a remarkable addition to our team. He is an esteemed professional and we are fortunate to have him," said Edmond Baydian, Chief Services Officer. "Carl's vast expertise and keen industry perspective have already been embraced by our entire product division. We are all energized by having him onboard and we look forward to broadening our solutions with his experience."

Baptiste joins Nectar from Avaya Inc. where he served as Vice President of Product Management for the Converged Systems Division. At Avaya, Baptiste defined the company's global VoIP strategy while leading their Research and Development architecture team. He maintains an extensive background in data and voice networks with over 20 years of experience in bringing complex communications systems to market. Prior to Avaya, Baptiste held product management leadership positions at Convergent Networks and Nortel Networks. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University.

Robert Sbarra has been appointed Vice-President of Channel Sales. In this capacity, Sbarra will help shape the company's rapidly expanding Channel Reseller Program and will maintain responsibility for driving channel sales revenue.

"We are building a world class community of reseller partners," said David Giangano, President of Global Channels. "We recruited Rob to spearhead the growth of our program and ensure that we are doing everything possible to support our partners and give them the resources they need to drive revenue and be successful. Rob brings with him significant enterprise-level channel development experience. He is a wealth of knowledge and an enormous asset."

Sbarra maintains over 20 years of experience in developing and implementing channel strategies. Prior to joining Nectar, Sbarra was Avaya's Vice President of Channel Development for North America. In this role, he advanced business development strategies to drive growth and profitability within the Avaya Channel. Previously, he led the Channel Team at the Hewlett Packard Company as Director. Sbarra earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Columbia University.

About Nectar Services Corp. (

Nectar Services Corp is an IP communications firm specializing in managed services for voice and data networks. Nectar, a wholly owned subsidiary of Juma Technology Corp. (OTCBB: JUMT), maintains a suite of service platforms: Enterprise Session Management (ESM), Hosted Telephony Systems (HTS) and the Converged Management Platform (CMP). The Nectar offerings preserve investments in existing telecommunications systems while transitioning to IP and provide advanced monitoring and management for complex networks. These innovative solutions deliver significant cost savings, inherent business continuity, intelligent call routing and the centralization of both applications and management. Follow us on Twitter:

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