Founders
Third Eye Capital was formed in 2005 on the strength of its founders’ experience in successfully building, financing, and harvesting companies, and prevailing over various business conflicts and challenges. It is “knowing-how” not just “knowing-what” that makes us see more.
Arif N. Bhalwani, CFA
Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director
Member of Credit Committee
Arif N. Bhalwani, CFA Arif's entrepreneurial experience includes the founding, managing, and selling of companies in the retail automotive and computer services industries early on in his career. Later, Arif became a major shareholder and director of a large Canadian construction contractor that he helped turnaround and eventually sell. He parlayed his successful business experience into co-founding Pinnacle Capital, an early stage and specialty venture capital firm that has a prestigious track record investing its own money and advising on over $100 Million in third-party funds. Arif led the firm's investments in both high-growth and out-of-favour sectors within several industries including telecommunications, media, technology, biotechnology, advanced manufacturing, energy, and financial services.

Arif serves as a member of the CFA Institute, the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association, the Turnaround Management Association, the Alternative investment Management Association, and the Portfolio Management Association of Canada. He is also a Director of the Commercial Finance Association.

Arif 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.
Dr. David G. Alexander
Vice-Chairman and Managing Director
Member of Credit Committee
Dr. David G. Alexander David has an extensive and distinguished career in asset-based finance and commercial credit having held management and executive positions with major Canadian Trusts, Banks, and Insurance Providers. As an entrepreneur he helped lead a management buyout at Tuckahoe Leasing and as its CFO helped with the company's turnaround and the company's turnaround and eventual sale to Textron Financial, now a unit of GE Capital. David was the founder of a commercial finance company that he eventually sold to The CIT Group, and then became its Canadian President and CEO. David later joined Arif at Pinnacle Capital where he helped finance high-growth companies.

David is a Certified Management Accountant, a Certified Corporate Director, and was on the Board and Investment Committee of the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan. David is also a past Governor of the Society of Management Accountants of Ontario.

David received a Doctorate of Business Administration from the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship, and a Master of Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business.