Arif N. Bhalwani, CFA
CEO and Managing Director
Arif is a Director, Chairman, President, Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director, Secretary, Treasurer and Portfolio Manager of Third Eye Capital Management (“TECM”), and a member of the Credit Committee of Third Eye Capital Corporation (“TECC”). He is also a founder, Managing Director and President and Chief Executive Officer of TECC, an affiliate of TECM, that is a specialized and experienced originator, servicer, and manager of senior, secured commercial loans including, without limitation, working capital revolving lines of credit, fixed asset term loans, mortgages, leases, acquisition financing, deferred sales contracts, and structured credits. 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, after which Arif purchased the shares he did not own to convert the firm into his Canadian family office. From 1995 to 1997, Arif was a major shareholder and director of a large Canadian construction contractor that he helped turnaround and eventually sell. He has also founded, managed, and sold companies in the retail automotive and computer services industries. Arif has served 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 Queen’s School of Business, completed post-graduate work at Harvard Business School, and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.