Octasic Leadership Team

Unique breakthrough technology, architectures, and methodologies are the cornerstones of Octasic’s solutions. Octasic is committed to being a technology leader, with the industry's highest degree of engineering and business competence. Success is the result of outstanding technological proficiency combined with a high quality management team. Octasic's technology and team have a proven track record for building the most-efficient revenue generating solutions that work.

  • Michel LaurenceExecutive Chairman

    Mr. Laurence is a founding member of Octasic. Prior to Octasic, he was VP & GM of the Network Division of Natural MicroSystems (NMS) in Boston. He joined NMS as a result of its acquisition of InnoMediaLogic (IML) which he had founded in 1996 and led as CEO into a thriving multi-million dollar VoP solutions vendor. Prior to this Mr. Laurence held various technical management positions in the telecom industry in the US and Canada. He originally graduated from the Royal Military College of Canada in 1973.

  • Jean ForgetInterim CEO

    Mr. Forget joined Octasic in 2002 as Chief Operating Officer. Prior to Octasic, he was VP & Deputy GM of the Network Division of Natural MicroSystems (NMS) Corp. He also draws from his extensive 25 years of experience at leading military organizations, where he was responsible for the acquisition and maintenance of the Canadian Army high technology weapons systems. He is an alumnus of the Royal Military College of Canada, the UK Royal Military College of Science and holds a Master's Degree in Project Management from Université du Québec.   

  • Doug MorrisseyVice President & Chief Technology Officer

    Mr. Morrissey has over 15 years of experience in the definition and marketing of semiconductor devices. He strategically focuses on issues with regards to the technical evolution of future Octasic products. Prior to joining Octasic, Mr. Morrissey worked as Marketing Manager for ATM and DSL products for Agere (formerly Lucent Technologies). He holds a BSc from the Rochester Institute of Technology

  • Fabio GambacortaVice President, Sales and Business Development

    Prior to joining Octasic, Mr. Gambacorta served as Director of Business Development, New Network Access at NMS Communications and Director of Sales at InnoMedialogic. He draws upon his extensive experience in the telecommunications and electronics industries to guide Octasic's corporate strategy, sales, and business development initiatives. He holds a BSEE from the Polytechnique University of Montreal and a MBA from Cornell/Queens.


  • Lucie Gélinas, CAVice President of Finance, Administration and HR

    Previously CFO and Vice President with high-tech private and public companies, and senior auditor KPMG. Ms. Gélinas is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from HEC University in Montreal.

  • James AwadVP Engineering

    As part of the founding team at Octasic, Mr. Awad has played a key role in the design, development and go-to-market strategies for Octasic's portfolio of devices. Over the past 15 years, Mr. Awad has held various positions in engineering, pre-sales and product management and has spearheaded new product initiatives such as Octasic's video solutions. He has a strong background in ASIC design and system architecture for media processing over packet networks. He received his B. Eng from Concordia University in Montreal and MBAs from both Cornell and Queens Universities.

  • David SanchezVP Wireless

    Mr. Sanchez has over 18 years of experience in the wireless industry and a strong background in DSP and Wireless System Design. Before becoming Octasic's VP Wireless in 2015, he led the development of Octasic's Wireless solutions for 8 years as Director of R&D, Software Defined Radio. Prior to joining Octasic, Mr. Sanchez worked at ST Microelectronics as Wireless Development Manager and before that at Philips Semiconductors. He holds a BSc in Telecommunications from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia.

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