Vincent M. Oddo Named President and CEO of Birch Equity Partners

Company expands merger and acquisition focus by assigning full-time President and CEO.

May 3, 2016

Atlanta, GA – May 3, 2016 – Birch Equity Partners announced today that Vincent M. Oddo will assume the position of President and CEO of Birch Equity Partners and in this new role will report to the Board of Directors of Birch Holdings, Inc. Oddo most recently held the positions of President and CEO of Birch Communications, Inc. and Managing Director of Birch Equity Partners.

Oddo is a 30-year-plus veteran of the communications industry and has specialized in growing, restructuring and managing wireline, wireless and broadband telecommunications businesses. Oddo has led over 200 M&A projects valued at over $1B. He began his career at Graphic Scanning Corp., a BellSouth predecessor, and served as SVP and COO of Network Telephone, SVP and CIO of NuVox Communications, and SVP of BellSouth. Oddo holds both a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Masters degree in Public Administration from Long Island University.

Oddo is a co-founder of Birch Equity Partners, which was created to be a flexible and entrepreneur-friendly private equity firm. In his new role, he will continue to lead investment activities and serve as a member of the company’s Investment Committee where they are proactively seeking new investments in a variety of growth industries.

“I am excited to focus my efforts on identifying investment and acquisition opportunities,” says Vincent Oddo, newly appointed President and CEO, Birch Equity Partners. “I have built my career on recognizing strategic opportunities for growth, and I am honored to be able to continue to seek out new value.”

“Our long-standing history with Vinnie serves as an excellent foundation to only expect more great things,” says Dr. R. Kirby Godsey, Chairman of the Board, Birch Holdings, Inc . “As we push forward, seeking opportunities for growth of our holding companies, Vinnie is the most logical choice for leadership because of his extensive background in mergers and acquisitions. We are excited that our plan has come to fruition and the timing was right to make this transition.”

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About Birch Equity Partners

Birch Equity Partners is an Atlanta, Ga.-based private equity firm focused broadly on investing in high-growth, expansion-stage, privately held companies. Birch Equity has pioneered a management-based approach to private equity investing, partnering with management teams and adding value far beyond the infusion of capital to help entrepreneurs build great businesses. For additional information about Birch Equity Partners please visit birchequitypartners.com.