VINCENT M. ODDO – PRESIDENT AND CEO
Vincent has spent his entire 30-year career working to grow and improve growth companies in the telecommunications and technology industries. He leads Birch Equity Partners investment activities and serves as a member of its Investment Committee where they are proactively seeking new investments in a variety of growth industries.
Vincent most-recently served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Birch Communications, Inc. a large IP-Based Communications and Cloud Services Provider. He began his carrier at Graphic Scanning Corp., a BellSouth predecessor company and has worked with many leading-edge entrepreneurial firms over the past 30 years. Vincent received his BA and MPA in Management from Long Island University.
HOLCOMBE GREEN, JR – DIRECTOR
Holcombe has over thirty years of experience investing in and growing market-leading public and private businesses. He is Chairman of Birch Equity Parters’ Investment Committee.
As an entrepreneur, Holcombe founded Green Capital Investors, a private equity investment management firms and served as the Chairman, Board Member or Chief Executive Officer of many of Green Capital’s the portfolio companies.
Holcombe received his BA from Yale University and his J.D. from the University of Virginia.
R. KIRBY GODSEY – DIRECTOR
Dr. R. Kirby Godsey is also a member of Birch Equity Partners’ Investment Committee. Dr. Godsey was a founding investor and now serves as Chairman of the Board of Birch Communications. Previously Dr. Godsey served as the 17th president of Mercer University from 1979-2006. Prior to his appointment as President, he served as Executive Vice President and as Dean of the College of Liberal Arts. Prior to coming to Mercer in 1977, Dr. Godsey was Vice President and Dean of the college at Averett College in Danville, Virginia.
Dr. Godsey earned his undergraduate degree in history and religion from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. He holds Master of Divinity and Doctor of Theology degrees from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Master of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Alabama. In 1969, he earned a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Tulane University. The University of South Carolina, Averett College and Samford University have all awarded him honorary degrees.