Arif N. Bhalwani

CEO & Managing Director, Third Eye Capital

Arif is the Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Third Eye Capital (TEC), one of the leading alternative lending firms in Canada providing growth and distress financing to companies underserved or misunderstood by traditional sources of capital. Since its inception in 2005, TEC has made more than CAD$3.6 Billion in loans to sixty companies operating in diverse sectors including technology, resources, and sustainability. In 1998, Arif co-founded Pinnacle Capital, the Canadian unit of Pinnacle Investments, a renown early-stage and specialty venture capital firm based in California. Pinnacle Capital had a successful ten-year track record from investing its own capital and managing co-investments on behalf of ultra-high net worth families and major institutions. Previously, Arif was a significant investor in the turnaround of large Canadian construction company and founded, managed, and sold companies in the retail automotive and computer services industries. Arif serves as a director and advisor to several emerging growth companies and is a member of the CFA Institute, the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association, and the Turnaround Management Association. He is also a director of the Commercial Secured Finance Network. Arif received a Master of Business Administration from the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.