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Press Release -- March 31st, 2016
Source: Birch Communications

Birch Representative Wins Silver Stevie® Award in 2016 Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service

Sales Executive Recognized for Sales Excellence and Helping to Educate the Public on the Best Technology Options for their Business

ATLANTA – March 31, 2016 – Birch Communications, Inc. (“Birch”), leading nationwide provider of communications, network and cloud services to small, mid-sized, enterprise and wholesale businesses, announced that on March 4, 2016, its Sales Executive, Ivan Nava, was presented with a Silver Stevie® Award at the tenth annual Stevie® Awards for Sales & Customer Service as the winner in the “Sales Representative of the Year” category.

Selected for his sales excellence and exceptional contribution to the organization’s sales results, Nava has more than 30 years of industry experience.  He has a successful background in achieving growth and profitability at Fortune 100 and privately held companies, both domestically and abroad. Nava is an expert in all aspects of technology, including technical sales and strategic marketing, and has consistently exceeded sales goals since 2014 with a quarterly sales average of over 200%. Nava’s life-long passion for education has made him known affectionately at Birch as “The Professor,” an apt title for a professional who drives individual and organizational success through teaching.

“We are honored to have one of our own recognized by the Stevie Awards. Ivan represents a large group of skilled advisors to Birch customers and prospects.  He is one of the top quarterly sales performers at Birch and a perennial winner of the President’s Club, and his passion for technology and dedication to his craft has both enriched our organization and the industry at-large,” said Christopher Ramsey, Senior Vice President and Chief Sales Officer at Birch.  ”Birch is fortunate to have a professional of this caliber who has consistently attained exceptional results year after year.  Our sales professionals are crucial players in the relationship we have with our customers, advising them on the best solutions to meet their needs, and we are so pleased to have one of them recognized in this way.”

“Entries to the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service continue to grow every year, further validating the essential roles that sales, business development, and customer service play in business success,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. “The widespread support of this program made the 2016 competition that much more intense among finalists. The judges were deeply impressed by the winner’s accomplishments, and we congratulate all of the winners on their commitment to excellence and innovation.”

The Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service are amongst the world’s top sales, business development, contact center, and customer service awards presented at the world’s leading business awards shows, including the prestigious American Business AwardsSM and the International Business AwardsSM.  Details about the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service and the list of Stevie winners in all categories are available at

About Birch

Birch Communications, Inc. is a leading communications, network, cloud and IT solutions provider celebrating 20 years in business (1996-2016). Recognized for exceptional customer experience, Birch delivers cost-effective solutions that assist small, mid-sized, enterprise and wholesale businesses to increase their productivity. Its industry-leading product portfolio is available nationwide and includes Metro-Fiber, Metro-Ethernet, unified communications (UC), hosted phone systems, hosted data centers, and hosted file storage services. For more information, visit

About The Stevie Awards

The Stevie Awards are conferred in six programs: The American Business Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service, and the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at, and follow the Stevie Awards on Twitter @TheStevieAwards.

Media Contact:

Tim Phelps
Director of Marketing Communications
Birch Communications, Inc.

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