Norm has been a technology business builder, owner, and entrepreneur for the last 30 years. He has co-founded 8 different product and service companies, with exits to Fortune 500 and major Canadian technology companies.
He has built software companies from scratch (to 100+ employees); been through a few company acquisitions, mergers and sales; pitched many VC’s, secured investors, and has been fortunate to be part of $30M+ of acquisitions. His passion is creating innovative solutions that solve problems companies face every day, and problems they don't even realize they have.
Norm currently leads 10Speak Innovation, an executive consulting firm that provides business, product and brand strategy, along with market development to fast-paced innovation companies that are scaling.
He also has a passion for developing the entrepreneurial eco-system in his home province of New Brunswick. He chairs the Startup Fredericton Taskforce, volunteering a portion of his time to build collaboration amongst the entrepreneur support organizations in Fredericton, and recently a co-founder of StartupNB, an initiative to expand this collaboration throughout New Brunswick.