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OTTAWA, CANADA – September 10, 2012 – Northforge Innovations, a provider of expert software development consulting services, is very pleased to announce that Brenda Pastorek, Northforge Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer, is a high technology industry recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal. The award is given to celebrate Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s sixtieth year as Monarch and is awarded to people who have made significant contributions to society and business in Canada. The recipients were selected by the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA) and i-CANADA, and the award is approved by the Office of the Governor General of Canada.

Ms Pastorek is a CGA, entrepreneur, business executive and mother of two. She has held a progression of finance roles during her career. She joined Northforge, formerly MapleWorks, in 2005 as an accounting manager and evolved her role with the company to her present position of CFO and COO. Under her guidance Northforge has grown from a start-up of 10 people to a profitable organization of almost 100 employees. Beyond her professional career she has logged extensive hours as a volunteer donating her time and expertise to the benefit of schools, and sports and social organizations.

“Brenda has played an enormous role in the growth and success of Northforge. Her guidance has led this company through some difficult times and see it through to exciting times,” said Paul Gasparro, Northforge Founder and Vice President of Business Development. “She is an incredibly dedicated and compassionate person who is a pleasure to work with and she very much deserves this recognition.”

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medals will be presented to 38 citizens at a special award ceremony dinner at the i-CANADA Summit Conference in Montréal on Sunday October 21, 2012.

About Northforge Innovations: Northforge Innovations, formerly MapleWorks Technology Inc., has established itself as a top-tier firm specializing in expert software development consulting services and customizable network management software products for developers of network communication products. Since 2004 it has helped more than 50 customers develop hundreds of products that enable the convergence of voice, video, and data. For more information, please visit www.gonorthforge.com.