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Press Release -- January 28th, 2014
Source: Birch Communications
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Birch Communications Adds Two Vice Presidents

Promoting in two sales channels, and growing both teams

Atlanta, Ga. – Dec. 27, 2014 - Birch Communications, a leading IP-based communications and cloud services provider to small- and medium-sized businesses, announced today that it has promoted Brad Smith to Vice President of Dealer Sales for Birch, and promoted Mike Otting to Vice President of Telesales.

“With the intensive growth of Birch in the last two years, our leadership team needed to expand,” said Vincent Oddo, president and CEO of Birch Communications.  “We have been actively adding staff and key personnel across our entire platform. With these changes, and our recent restructuring of the sales channels, it was time to move these two key players into larger roles at Birch.”

“I am very pleased to have Mike and Brad in place as vice presidents at Birch,” said Christopher Ramsey, Birch senior vice president and chief sales and marketing officer.  “Having personally worked with them both for many years, I know as a company, we value their insight, experience, and drive at this pivotal point in Birch’s development.  They will both do an excellent job.”

Mike Otting will be responsible for managing all sales within the Birch Inbound, Prepaid, and Outbound Marketing Channels.  Otting has worked at Birch Communications for over 12 years, starting as a call center sales representative and working his way through the company ranks.

Brad Smith will manage the national and regional sales managers for the Birch Dealer Sales Channels. Smith began his career as an entrepreneur with his own business which he ran successfully for nine years. He then joined Access Integrated Networks (now Birch), and has worked for Birch for 10 years.  Smith attended the University of Tennessee.

About Birch Communications

Headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., Birch Communications provides IP-based communications and cloud services to small and medium-sized businesses in select metropolitan areas across the United States. Birch services include: local and long distance voice, broadband Internet access, T1, PRI, bonded T1/ PRI, DSL, ADSL 2+, SIP Trunking, hosted PBX, hosted e-mail, hosted applications, collocation services, visual voicemail, wireless voice, wireless data and many other communications and cloud services. Birch voice and broadband services are, in most cases, delivered using Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology on the Company’s secure IP-Network rather than over the public Internet.

According to Inc. 500|5000 magazine in its 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 and 2004 rankings, Birch was one of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States.  In 2010, Birch was also named the 7th fastest growing private business in Atlanta, and in 2010, 2011 and 2013 as one of the Top 100 Private Companies in Atlanta, by the Atlanta Business Chronicle.  Please visit www.birch.com for more information.

Birch Communications Media Contact:   Laura Wagner, Manager, Marketing laura.wagner@birch.com   816.300.1438

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