Chief Executive Officer
Paul Chan is a lifelong entrepreneur with broad interest and a record of success. After completing a BSc in Computer Science at the University of Toronto and an MBA in Finance from York University, Mr. Chan applied his skills and enthusiasm at various organizations including TD Bank, General Motors, and Imperial Oil. In time, he decided to tackle the challenges of a career as an entrepreneur, pursuing projects of personal and public interest.
Mr. Chan developed projects in property and automotive applications, followed later by the creation of an energy- and cost-efficient housing system. Integrating the highest building and engineering standards, this system has found popularity in Europe, where it continues to be manufactured and sold. Today, Mr. Chan is the lead champion of Opalux technology, and the company’s dedicated and talented development team.
Dr. Andre Arsenault
Chief Technology Officer
André Arsenault is a co-founder of Opalux Incorporated (“Opalux”), and leads R&D as its chief technology officer. He earned his Ph.D. degree in polymer and materials chemistry at the University of Toronto working with Professors Geoffrey A. Ozin and Ian Manners. Arsenault co-authored a textbook, Nanochemistry: A Chemical Approach to Nanomaterials, with Prof. Ozin. His doctoral dissertation was on tunable photonic crystal materials and this is the basis of Opalux’s core technologies.
Arsenault is the author of numerous articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals, a number of patent applications. He was awarded both an NSERC doctoral fellowship and CGS scholarship over the course of his graduate studies. He graduated from the University of Toronto with an honours degree in biological chemistry in 2001.
Professor Jeffrey MacIntosh
Director of Business Development
Professor Jeffrey MacIntosh received a B.Sc. from M.I.T. in 1975, a LL.B. from the University of Toronto in 1981, and a LL.M. from Harvard Law School in 1982. He has taught corporate and securities law at the University of Toronto for 25 years, in addition to serving as John M. Olin Fellow in Law and Economics at Yale Law School in 1988-89. He is currently the Toronto Stock Exchange Professor of Capital Markets at the Faculty of Law. Professor MacIntosh was a member of the Ontario Securities Commission Task Force on Small Business Financing, and served terms as both the Associate Director and Director of the Capital Markets Institute (“CMI”) at the University of Toronto, a joint venture between the Faculty of Law and the Rotman School of Management. Professor MacIntosh’s writings have focused on the financing of small, high technology companies, with a particular focus on venture capital.
Professor MacIntosh was a founding director (and is currently a director and shareholder) of the Canadian Trading and Quotation System (“CNQ”). Initially founded as a trading and quotation system for micro-cap stocks, CNQ has since become a recognized stock exchange (the first in Canada in 70 years), and currently lists over 100 securities. Through its “Pure Trading” facility, CNQ has captured another first by becoming Canada’s first ECN, and is currently in the process of expanding Pure Trading to include all Toronto Stock Exchange listed securities.