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    Birch Announces Executive Team Post Cbeyond Acquisition

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    Oct 15, 2014 6:30:00 AM

    Seasoned Leadership Team to Drive Integrated Technology Solutions


    Atlanta – October 15, 2014 – Birch Communications, Inc., (“Birch”) a leading technology service provider of IP-based communications, broadband, cloud and IT services to small, mid-sized, enterprise and wholesale businesses, today announced its new executive leadership team, following its acquisition of Cbeyond on July 18, 2014.

    The post-acquisition  executive management team includes Vincent M. Oddo, President and Chief  Executive Officer; Chris Aversano, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating  Officer; Edward James, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer; Chris  Bunce, Senior Vice President and General Counsel; Christopher Ramsey, Senior  Vice President and Chief Sales Officer; and Melanie Kreh, Vice President of  Marketing.

    Ramsey, who  previously held the role of senior vice president and chief sales and marketing  officer, will operate as chief sales officer and senior vice president at Birch.  He is based at the company’s Atlanta Operations Center and is responsible for managing  all retail sales channels including: Direct Sales, Indirect Sales, Outbound  Telesales, Inside Sales, Enterprise Sales and Alternative Vertical Sales.

    Kreh, who previously  served as senior director of segment marketing with Cbeyond, was promoted to  vice president of marketing at Birch. In her new position, she manages the  following groups: Product Marketing, Lead Generation, Special Pricing and  Marketing Communications. Kreh had been with Cbeyond since 2009 and had held  marketing, product and project management, financial management and engineering  roles over the course of her career. She is also located at Birch’s Atlanta Operations Center.

    “The newly expanded  Birch executive leadership team is comprised of a group of world-class, proven leaders  with the collective expertise and mandate to advance our strategic growth plan,  and enhance our position in the business-focused communications, cloud and  managed services market,” said Oddo. “I am confident in our team's ability to  deliver exceptional, business-class communications, broadband, cloud and IT services coupled with a relentless focus on customer service."


    About Birch Communications

    Birch  Communications, Inc. is a leading technology service provider of IP-based  communications, broadband, cloud and IT services to small, mid-sized,  enterprise and wholesale businesses. Our services comprise voice, network,  cloud and IT services in all 50 U.S. states, Washington D.C., Canada and Puerto  Rico. For more information visit or follow Birch on, and



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