Throughout his career Bruce has excelled at driving change and creating collaborative partnerships to meet clear and compelling business goals – with gusto.
After serving 20 years in the military, he went on to serve in senior technology executive positions including six years as CEO with Ottawa’s FreeBalance Inc. Prior to joining OCRI, he was Chairman of the Ottawa Software Cluster for six years and Vice President in Canada for Corum Group Ltd. – the world’s largest software M&A advisory firm.
As CEO of FreeBalance, an enterprise software company, Bruce raised millions of dollars in venture capital and debt financing, and helped grow the company by 300 per cent.
Bruce was also a Chair and executive coach with The Executive Committee – a global network of 15,000 chief executives in 16 countries. Lazenby’s military service covered the Royal Canadian Navy and Air Force. He graduated from the Royal Military College and the Canadian Forces Command and Staff College.
In the military, Bruce managed the financial management and accounting systems for the Department of National Defense worldwide. Before that, he was a Logistics Officer, Navy Diver and underwent pilot training. Amongst other locations, he served at sea, in United Nations peacekeeping missions and the Canadian Arctic.
Bruce is a frequent speaker at knowledge-based executive events across North America, and in 2005, he was voted Canada’s Private Sector Technology Leader by the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance.
Bruce and his wife Diane have been married for 28 years and raised two sons and a daughter.