Experienced Financial Leader to Further Company’s Long-Term Success Strategy
Atlanta – May 4, 2015 – 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, announced today the promotion of Scott Murphy to the role of Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Murphy will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of financial management at the company. He will report to Birch’s President and CEO, Vincent M. Oddo.
Murphy brings more than 25 years of experience that spans several industries to the role. He previously served as the Vice President of Accounting at Birch for the past five years. Murphy’s technical skills and proven leadership made him an easy selection for this critical role. Murphy is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), earned his MBA from Emory University and has a BBA in Accounting from the University of Georgia.
“We value all of our employees and are especially pleased to watch someone grow into greater responsibilities at Birch. Scott has been an integral part of our success over the past five years. His execution in assimilating the financial reporting, systems and personnel for 17 acquisitions during the past five years has added to the financial strength of Birch. We all look forward to his continued and expanded contribution for many years to come,” said Vincent M. Oddo, president and CEO of Birch.
The company also announced that Rhand Williams will replace Murphy as the company Controller. Williams, who will report to Murphy, will be responsible for managing all accounting and financial reporting functions. Williams is a CPA that previously held VP and executive positions at Gentiva, Verizon/MCI and Sprint where he performed various finance functions including accounting, financial reporting, financial planning, analysis and strategic sourcing. Williams has 15+ years of management experience, as well as a strong background deriving synergy savings from multiple acquisitions.
“I’m excited for the opportunity to lead such a great finance organization and appreciative of the people on my team that have contributed to its success. Birch is poised for another strong year, and I look forward to delivering greater profitability and growth for the company,” said Scott Murphy, Vice President and CFO, Birch.
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 DC, Canada and Puerto Rico. For more information, visit birch.com.
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