Unique breakthrough technologies, 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 leadership team has a proven track record for building the most efficient, revenue-generating solutions that work.
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.
Mr. Bélanger is a senior leader in business management with over 30 years of experience in high technology and innovation environments. During his 24-year career with Forensic Technology, he held the positions of Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, and President. A follower of best practices in strategic planning, he contributes in creating an environment and culture within the company, having been recognized by awards such as Employer of Choice in Canada (Aon Hewitt) and the 50 Best Managed Companies in Canada (Deloitte). Mr. Bélanger, who joined Octasic in 2017, has a degree in mechanical engineering from École Polytechnique in 1986.
Mr. Morrissey has over 20 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
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.
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 products portfolio. 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 had a B.Eng degree from Concordia University in Montreal and an MBA from both Cornell-Queens.
Mr. Sanchez has over 15 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.
Ms. Provencher began her career with Nortel, Spar, and Mitel before leading engineering and production teams for more than 15 years at Weatherford (LXDATA) and Advanced Research Technologies (ART). She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering Physics from Polytechnique Montreal, and has also completed an MBA at HEC Montréal. Ms. Provencher joined Octasic in 2016.