Savtira CEO, Timothy Roberts, Joins Tampa Hillsborough EDC Board

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Tech firm CEO joins local Economic Development Corporation

Timothy M. Roberts, Savtira CEO

Timothy M. Roberts, Savtira CEO

“We are excited to have Mr. Roberts among our inaugural Board of Directors. The EDC welcomes technology sector companies to join our critical mission of job creation,” says Tampa Hillsborough EDC president and CEO, Keith A. Norden, CEcD.

Savtira Corporation, a new B2B Cloud Commerce solutions company headquartered in Tampa, announced today that founder, chairman of the board and CEO, Timothy M. Roberts, has joined the Board of Directors of the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation(Tampa Hillsborough EDC).

“We are excited to have Mr. Roberts among our inaugural Board of Directors. The EDC welcomes technology sector companies to join our critical mission of job creation and unification among our business community,” says Tampa Hillsborough EDC president and CEO, Keith A. Norden, CEcD.

The Tampa Hillsborough EDC is officially recognized by Enterprise Florida as Hillsborough County’s primary economic development team in partnership with Hillsborough County and the cities of Tampa, Plant City and Temple Terrace, along with private investors. The organization offers confidential assistance to companies and/or their consultants throughout the site-selection process, helping gather information needed for corporations interested in relocation or expansion opportunities in the Greater Tampa area.

“The business community in Tampa Bay has served us well and we want to return our appreciation by not only working in the county but working for the county through this avenue,” says Savtira CEO, Timothy Roberts.

Savtira is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) e-commerce solutions firm, which uses cloud technology to create what they’ve coined as Cloud Commerce, utilizing mass data centers around the globe to power storage and streaming capabilities. The company builds custom-branded eStores for clients and offers a multi-million-item catalog of physical and digital goods that can be purchased using one unified shopping cart online. The company was officially incorporated one year ago as of this week. Savtira is familiar with the EDC having used the organization’s services when locating to Tampa.

“EDC volunteer leadership puts key business executives on the front lines of economic development,” says Norden. “Their expertise is a market differentiator for the EDC’s and our area’s economic development initiatives.”

Savtira has been making a splash in the community offering new jobs and getting involved with prestigious local events. Roberts recently accepted an honor announcing Savtira as the, “Emerging Company of the Year,” award recipient from the Tampa Bay Technology Forum. Savtira also recently announced its involvement as an official game sponsor for Tampa’s 2012 Outback Bowl.

About Savtira Corporation
Based in Tampa, Florida, Savtira is in the business of digital distribution with a software-as-a-service (SaaS) e-commerce platform that is a turnkey system for the distribution, marketing, merchandising, and selling of both digital media and physical goods in a single store and a single, unified shopping cart. Savtira-powered stores are designed to meet the specific needs of retail partners so no two e-stores are alike. All Savtira e-stores are custom-branded for our partners. Extra features and services are offered on an à la carte basis. Savtira is also building the next carrier-class “Entertainment Distribution Network” (EDN), streaming all digital media from the cloud, with a feature set that eclipses anything on the market. For more information on Savtira, visit: http://www.Savtira.com or call 813.402.0123. Follow us on Twitter at: http://Twitter.com/Savtira.

Savtira is a registered trademark. All other product and service names mentioned are the trademarks of their respective companies.

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