Mr. Davis also serves as an Executive at Purple Angels. He is also an Angel Investor. He also served as Co-Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer at The Better Software Company. He is the Founder of Capital Angel Network. He served as the Vice President at Nortel Networks. Laurie graduated from the University of Alberta with a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering. Upon graduation, he joined Bell-Northern Research (BNR), where he specialized in the development and introduction of new products. He held increasingly more senior positions within BNR, and later Nortel Networks, ultimately becoming Vice-President responsible for the development of a number of new products. Laurie was initially involved in the development of voice switching products. In the early 90's he took a leadership role in Nortel's entry into the optical networking business, holding positions in both Canada and the United Kingdom. Since the mid 90's he has been involved in data communications, initially with frame relay and ATM networks, and later with IP networking.