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Fusion to Buy Privately Held Birch's Cloud, Business Services Unit

Fusion announced today that it has reached a definitive agreement with Birch Communications to acquire the customers, infrastructure and operations of Birch’s Cloud and Business Services division.  This winning combination will enable the New Fusion to broaden our advanced and integrated cloud services portfolio, complement Birch’s existing products and services in North America, extend our reach to become more competitive in key markets, and expand our infrastructure, operations and support systems to deliver even better ways to serve our partners and customers.

Birch Expands National Partner Development Manager Role, Hires Alicia Fowler

Last month we announced that we were focusing our sales strategy and resources on the channel, and with that would an increased investment in our channel program to offer our partners even greater support, tools, and resources to help them be successful selling Birch services.  Today we’re happy to announce the expansion of a strategic role in our channel support organization, and the addition of a promising new employee. Welcome to the team, Alicia Fowler, National Partner Development Manager (NPD).

Kevin Dotts Joins Birch as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

ATLANTA, April 20, 2017 -- Birch Communications, Inc., ("Birch") a leading provider of managed voice products and cloud solutions to small and mid-sized businesses across North America, announced the appointment of Kevin Dotts as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer on February 7, 2017. Dotts will oversee all financial operations and investor relations, and corporate sourcing for the company and report to Tony Tomae, President and CEO at Birch.

Birch Realigns and Commits to the Partner Channel with Continued Investment

Birch has some exciting news for the partner community.  We have aligned our sales organization more closely with the indirect channel as the next and most critical step in the execution of our strategy to grow by leveraging the strength and reach of you -- our partners.   Because we recognize the increasingly valuable role that partners play as trusted advisors to customers, we see our partners as our leading driver of future growth and our most valuable distribution channel.

POTS Is Still A Big Play for Birch

One of our biggest successes at Birch has been our POTS and Backup DSL services for SMBs.  It’s what we’re most known for in the channel, and for good reason. In recent years we’ve evolved and adapted to the demands of IT organizations with the addition of cloud services and VoIP, like the release of our UCCaaS product TotalCloud® PBX, to our already robust solution portfolio.  But we're still a POTS aggregation powerhouse.  Here's an overview of a case study for a recent enterprise POTS deal we won.