Prior to rejoining Corum, Bruce was the Founding President and CEO of Invest Ottawa for 5 years. During that time he worked with over 1000 technology start-ups, raising over $300m in venture capital and debt, and created over 4,700 jobs. Prior to joining Invest Ottawa, he was Chairman of the Ottawa Software Cluster for six years and Vice President in Canada for Corum Group.
Before that he held senior technology executive positions including six years as CEO with FreeBalance Inc. an enterprise software company where he raised millions of dollars in venture capital and debt financing, and helped grow the company by 300 per cent while moving into new international markets.
In 2005, he was voted Canada’s Private Sector Technology Leader by the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance and in 2016 he received Canadian Community Innovation Leadership Award by the same organization.