Kirchner Group names Chief Operating Officer

Veteran team member will oversee firm’s advisory, transactional and operational services

Birmingham, Alabama, 12 March 2014 – Kirchner Group is pleased to announce that Don Haliburton has been named Chief Operating Officer. In this capacity he will oversee the firm’s advisory, transactional and operational services. The firm’s asset management group will continue to report directly to Founder Bud Kirchner. Don has been with Kirchner Group and its related entities for more than 20 years in various capacities. His appointment is the most recent change as Kirchner Group continues to evolve its management team after recently appointing Mark Maybank as Executive Chairman of the Advisory Board.

“With our rapidly expanding client base and pipeline it is critical to have someone with Don’s operational experience and knowledge to coordinate our diverse team. Don also has a long history with our group, a deep understanding of our platform and an appreciation of our values and culture. This combination makes Don an excellent choice for the position.” stated Kirchner Group Founder and CEO, W.B. (Bud) Kirchner, “After two decades working together, Don and I know each other very well so I am excited to see him continue to strengthen and grow our firm.”

Don has spent many years ‘in the trenches’ and has a deep understanding of all aspects of business, especially the many challenges facing small to mid-size companies today. Don has significant experience with company operations and the acquisition process and has served in a number of executive roles in both public and private companies.

“We have an exceptional team of seasoned professionals and domain experts. I look forward to working with them and our diverse client base to continue to grow our firm” added Don, “As Chief Operating Officer, I am excited to continue our long-standing commitment to enhance and realize value for our clients while maintaining our traditions of integrity, commitment and philanthropy.”

About Kirchner Group
The Kirchner Group has provided traditional merchant banking services since 1985. The Company provides advisory, operational and transactional support to companies as well as asset management services for institutional investors. Kirchner Group’s proprietary platform is built on the premise that pairing deep domain expertise with process experts provides superior results. Our clients and partners range from promising entrepreneurs to Fortune 500 companies and their investors. Kirchner Group also manages assets for some of the largest insurance companies, commercial banks and institutional investors in the world.

For further information:

W.B. (Bud) Kirchner
Founder and CEO
+1 205.313.0784
budkirchner@kirchnergroup.com

Don Haliburton
Chief Operating Officer
+1 (205) 313-0784 x205
dhaliburton@kirchnergroup.com

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