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OTTAWA, CANADA – November 5, 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, has been nominated for a Vision Award which acknowledges executives who are champions of the Human Resources function at the corporate level. The Vision awards were established in 1999 and are presented bi‐annually by Odgers Berndtson and the Human Resources Professionals Association Ottawa Chapter.

Ms Pastorek has been named as a finalist for the Hicks Morley Award which recognizes executives who are champions of the Human Resources function at the corporate level where their focus on one or more of the organization’s strategic goals has had a positive and tangible impact on the organization’s mandate, mission or values, as well as its people. Ms Pastorek believes that people are the key to a company’s success and as a result she has focused on employee engagement, achievement and retention. This has resulted in 50% growth in the company’s customer base in the last three years and the establishment of a number of large enterprise customers.

Brenda Pastorek is a CGA, entrepreneur, business executive who joined Northforge in 2005 as the Controller. She has evolved her role with the company to her present position of CFO and COO and under her guidance Northforge has grown from a start‐up of 10 people to a profitable organization of almost 100 employees.

“Brenda’s vision and guidance has led Northforge through some difficult times and seen 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 has played an enormous role in the growth and success of Northforge.”

The winners of the 6 Vision Awards will be announced at the Vision Awards Gala on Tuesday, November 20th at the Ottawa Convention Centre.

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