Brian Hurley

President & CEO
Purple Forge

Brian is an entrepreneurial leader with over 30 years of experience in building strong teams, innovative products and international businesses.  He previously founded Liquid Computing in 2003 and as it’s CEO raised over $44 million in venture financing, built a world-class team, delivered an award winning product to market and won international sales.  He has built and led numerous successful business teams in Nortel, Bell-Northern Research and Microtel Pacific Research.  Brian is the author of the best selling book “A Small Business Guide to Doing Big Business on the Internet“.  He was the 2007 winner of the OCRI “Next Generation Executive” award.  Brian is a member of the GTEC SCOAP Honouree Selection Committee. He is a past member of the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce board of directors.  Brian graduated from Carleton University with a Bachelor of Engineering.