Mr. Giangano co-founded Nectar in 2006 to bring “straight talk” to the world of Unified Communications by simplifying the management and monitoring of an otherwise complex process. In 2008, he developed and launched Nectar’s world-class channel program and served as the President of Global Channels, where he oversaw Nectar’s complete go-to-market strategy. Mr. Giangano fostered constant technical innovation within Nectar and drove broad market adoption through its global channel and OEM partnerships, making it the de-facto standard for advanced Unified Communication diagnostic monitoring and management.
In 2002 Mr. Giangano founded Juma Technology, an Avaya Platinum Business Partner specializing in IP convergence. There he established a reputation as the industry leader in Voice & Data IP Convergence. The company increased its revenue by 2,782% in less than five years. Mr. Giangano served from 2000 to 2002 as Senior Vice President of Engineering and System Services at 5B Technologies. From 1997 to 2000 he founded and operated Tailored Solutions. Earlier, Mr. Giangano spent 10 years with Northrop Grumman Corporation as a Senior Design Engineer and Project Leader.
Mr. Giangano holds multiple patents in such disciplines as data encryption, data acquisition and digital signal processing. His technical writings have been published in NASA and IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) journals and magazines. Mr. Giangano earned a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Chief Financial Officer
Anthony Fernandez – Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Fernandez joined the Company in 2006 and is responsible for all financial matters related to the Company, including investor relations and Mergers and Acquisitions. He served as a member of the Company’s Board of Directors from November 2006 until April 2008. In 2011, Mr. Fernandez began taking on a broader role assisting operations, project management and various other departments. In 2013, the Board of Directors recognized his accomplishments and Mr. Fernandez was appointed as the Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Fernandez was the Director of Finance for Lexington Corporate Properties Trust where he was responsible for SEC filings, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance and audit compliance. From 2001 to 2005, Mr. Fernandez was the Corporate Controller for Register.com, Inc. Mr. Fernandez managed a significant investment portfolio, all SEC reporting and compliance, tax compliance and financial computer systems implementations. From 1998 to 2001, Mr. Fernandez was the Chief Financial Officer for 5B Technologies Company, a public technology and employee staffing company. Prior to this time, Mr. Fernandez had eight years of public accounting experience with various firms. Mr. Fernandez is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of New York and obtained his BS in Business Administration, with a minor in finance, from New York Institute of Technology and an MBA in Accounting from Hofstra University.
Chief Technology Officer
Joseph Fuccillo – Chief Technology Officer
Prior to becoming the Company’s Chief Technology Officer in 2006, Mr. Fuccillo served as CTO for Juma Technologies 2003-2006. From 1999 to 2003, he served as Senior Vice President at Xand Corporation, an IT hosting and managed services provider, from 1999 to 2003. During his tenure at Xand Corporation, Mr. Fuccillo was credited with building the company’s IT hosting business into a $10 million revenue unit. In 1998, Mr. Fuccillo founded Incisive Technologies, an independent IT consultancy and value added reseller that provided systems design and implementation services. From 1995 to 1998, Mr. Fuccillo led the technology team at Westcon, a major distributor of high-end network and related security products. Mr. Fuccillo began his career as a communications analyst with Orange and Rockland Utilities in 1993. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Manhattan College and is a certified technician in a variety of areas.
Chief Revenue Officer
Ken Archer – Chief Revenue Officer
Ken Archer is Chief Revenue Officer for Nectar. Mr. Archer oversees Nectar’s global sales, revenue goals and strategic partnerships. With over 37 years of sales and management experience in the technology sector, Ken headed and grew North American Channels for Avaya from $1B in 2005 to over $2B by 2007, and most recently served as the Vice President of Global Channels for Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) where he was responsible for $8B in channel services revenue. There, he accelerated the sales and revenue growth through the design and implementation of a world class channel program. He has extensive experience in managing various channel partner organizations, managed services providers and strategic manufacturers. Mr. Archer has a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from West Chester University, an Executive Master of Business Administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University and an International Business Degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University/Wroxton College in the UK.
Chief Operating Officer
Seth Oestreicher – Chief Operating Officer
As Chief Operating Officer for Nectar, Seth Oestreicher brings over 25 years of diverse leadership experience in working with technology companies. In his role at Nectar, Seth maintains control of and drives business operations including plans, policies and procedures to ensure extensive and sustainable growth for the company. Prior to Nectar, Seth served as Chief Technology Officer of EFT Network, a provider of ACH and Check 21 / Remote Deposit payment processing solutions. Previously, during his fifteen year tenure at Xand Corporation, a leading, privately owned, data center, managed services and cloud services operator, Seth served in various roles culminating in being named Chief Operating Officer. Other positions included Physicians’ Online where Seth did pioneering work on natural language search engines; community specific content delivery and network applications.
Executive Vice President
Frances Vinci – Executive Vice President
As Executive Vice President and Co-Founder of Nectar Services Corp., Frances Vinci has worked with fellow Co-Founders to position the company as a leader in the managed services and network monitoring industry. Ms. Vinci maintains over 20 years of experience in Sales and Human Resources. During her professional tenure, Ms. Vinci has demonstrated her superior management abilities and has established a proven record of sales and organizational success. In her capacity as Nectar’s Executive Vice President, Ms. Vinci is responsible for the overall management, functionality and coordination of the Nectar organization and its offices. She oversees the company’s Human Resources, Real Estate Management and Office Management functions and is also on the Channel Management Team supporting a list of Partners. At Nectar, Ms. Vinci promotes good employee relations and a harmonious working environment while simultaneously developing and implementing policies and procedures to govern the business and its workforce. In 2002, Ms. Vinci managed the recruitment division at 5B Technologies, a NASD publicly traded company. During her tenure at 5B, from 1999 to 2002, she also designed and implemented the company’s IT outsourcing and consulting division, with substantial contribution to the bottom line.
Senior Vice President, Global Alliances and Enterprise Sales
As Senior Vice President, Tom is responsible for Nectar’s UC Strategy and overall relationships and key initiatives with Microsoft and Cisco. His team also has direct support for several of Nectar’s most strategic Service Integrators and Service Providers. Tom has extensive experience with the UC market and previously led Nectar’s Microsoft Practice. With over 25 years in the networking and software industry, Tom joined Nectar from Netsocket, Inc. where he served as Vice President – Business Development. Prior to that Tom was the Senior Vice President of Sales for Plato Learning, until their acquisition in 2010. He has also held senior-level roles at AT&T, Gateway, Level (3) Communications, and Orange Business Services, working with Fortune 500 companies such as: American Airlines, IBM, HP, Dell, AT&T, British Telecom, Verizon, Northrop Grumman, and CSC. Tom has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, with a major in Marketing from the University of Nebraska, along with an advanced studies program at the Wharton School of Business.
Senior Vice President Strategic Partners and Latin America
Jamie Ryan – Senior Vice President Strategic Partners and Latin America
Jamie Ryan is SVP Strategic Partners and Latin America for Nectar. Jamie is responsible for managing Nectar’s relationships with National partners and developing our business in the emerging Latin America market. Prior to joining Nectar, Mr. Ryan was Vice President of Sales, Northeast for a major Avaya partner, where he also launched and led the Intelligent Communication Alliance. Mr. Ryan has held executive sales leadership positions for a variety of national telecommunications resellers. He began his distinguished sales career in 1988 at AT&T, where he was three times elevated to the “Leaders Council,” the company’s highest recognition for the top two percent of sales representatives worldwide. Mr. Ryan moved from AT&T to Lucent, an AT&T spinoff, and in 1998 moved to Expanets, a spinoff of Lucent. When Expanets was sold to Avaya in 2004, Mr. Ryan moved his entire team to PhoneXtra, where he served as a Partner and Vice President of Sales. PhoneXtra was sold to a major Avaya partner in 2008, and Mr. Ryan led sales operations for the unit. Mr. Ryan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Farleigh Dickenson University.
Senior Vice President Strategic Alliances EMEA and APJ
Shane Hosey – Senior Vice President Strategic Alliances EMEA and APJ
Throughout his career Shane Hosey has created a proven track record in Operations, Sales and Project Management at companies such as AOL, BT, Datapoint & Maintel. Shane has extensive knowledge of the dynamics of Managed Services and Service Design. Based in Dublin, Ireland, Shane joined Nectar in 2018 to drive development of the EMEA region and to support the existing channel partner’s growth in the Managed Services domain. Since then he has taken up the responsibility to run the channel teams across EMEA, Asia and Australia.
Senior Vice President Engineering
Steven Harper – Senior Vice President Engineering
Steven is a co-founder of Nectar and Senior Vice President of Engineering. Currently his role spans product management, offer management, reporting, licensing and pricing. He also helps guide product direction, roadmap and content development. Steven was instrumental in developing Nectar’s Professional Services practice. Prior to his role at Nectar, Steven was Director of Engineering for Juma Technology (a systems integrator) and resident subject matter expert in everything Unified Communications. His previous experience includes various specialist roles with AT&T/Lucent Technologies/Avaya and systems engineering role at Cisco Systems designing VoIP networks for Service Providers. Steven holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.
Tim Armstrong – Vice President Product Management
Russell Wiant – Vice President Product Development
Prakash Birdja – Vice President Solutions Architects
Tamye Oshman – Vice President Corporate Marketing
Matt Christopher – Vice President Strategy and Analytics
Robert Lynch – Vice President Business Development and Professional Services
Cathy Rowell – Vice President Sales & Partner Enablement
Dan Montague – Vice President Strategic Alliances EMEA