Upkar Arora is Co-CEO of HomeOptima. He is also Managing Director and Co-Founder of Illumina Partners, an independent boutique advisory firm specializing in providing operational, financial and strategic expertise to mid-sized businesses. He has 30 years of experience working extensively with public and private companies on operations, capital markets transactions, acquisitions, dispositions, turnarounds and financings, as a senior executive, advisor or principal. Prior to forming Illumina Upkar held senior management positions with Electrovaya, Reliance Aerotech, Oncap Investment Partners, a $400 million private equity fund sponsored by Onex Corporation, TrizecHahn, Olympia and York/Reichmann International and Nortel Networks. Upkar is a CPA, CA, CMA and holds an ICD.D designation. He has served as Chair of the McMichael Canadian Art Collection for the past three years and sits on the Advisory Council of the University of Waterloo’s School of Accounting and Finance.