Our Team

Anchored by our founder, our team consists of long-time entrepreneurs and investment professionals with the credibility to meaningfully contribute to any transaction or opportunity. Our access to top contacts at major financial institutions and large multi-national organizations worldwide facilitate potential partnership opportunities, follow-on financings, and liquidity events for our clients. In addition, our close relationships with major research firms, industry experts, and investment managers keeps us informed on macroeconomic, political and social issues, emerging trends, and new investment opportunities.

Arif N. Bhalwani, CFA

Managing Director

Mr. Bhalwani is a seasoned entrepreneur, investor and visionary. His entrepreneurial experience includes the founding, managing, and selling of companies in the retail automotive and computer services industries early on in his career. Later, he became a major shareholder and director of a large Canadian construction contractor that he helped turnaround and eventually sell.

Mr. Bhalwani founded and is currently CEO and Managing Director of Third Eye Capital and its related entities that advise and manage on several hundred millions of dollars in direct loans to mid-market companies in Canada and the U.S. that cannot access traditional credit.

Mr. Bhalwani serves as 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 Finance Association.

Mr. Bhalwani received a Master of Business Administration from the Queen's School of Business, completed post-graduate studies at Harvard Business School, and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Hussein K. Bawa, CPA, CA

Managing Director, Western Canada

Mr. Bawa is a finance professional, entrepreneur, author and lecturer. He was VP Finance at Third Eye Capital from its early beginnings and helped oversee over $300 Million in financing commitments for companies unable to access traditional credit.

He founded a mobile application business, which specializes in educational apps and an animation business, producing its first children’s book and animated series. He authored the book, “The 6p Entrepreneur”, a motivational journey into the 6 principles of success as they apply to business and life.

Mr. Bawa was a course director and lecturer at York University, teaching advanced auditing to senior university students.

Mr. Bawa is a Chartered Accountant and received a Honours BA in Economics from York University.