Purple Forge CEO Reflects on Nortel

Purple Forge’s CEO was interviewed by the Ottawa Business Journal for an article reflecting on Nortel and Bell Northern Research.

“That camaraderie and the culture of Nortel and BNR still exists today amongst the people who worked there,” he says. “We all tend to help each other out.”

Now CEO of a software company called Purple Forge, he says his memories of Nortel are bittersweet.

“First and foremost, it’s pride – pride in the people, the technology, what we achieved as an organization and what we had the potential to achieve, and the challenges we overcame along the way,” says Mr. Hurley, whose attachment to the firm that employed him for 15 years still endures: He chose the name Purple Forge partly as an homage to BNR, which had a purple logo.