Brian Antonen joined Celtic House in 2000. He is based in the Toronto office. Originally an electrical engineer, Brian has over 21 years of technical, business operational, and capital markets experience. He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario. Brian is also a member of the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario and of the Certified Management Accountants of Ontario.
Brians investment focus is on Digital Multimedia and Wireless. During his nine years at Celtic House, he has established himself as a domain expert in video and multimedia processing and is viewed by his peers as a leading semiconductor investor in Canada. His knowledge of the sector has unique breadth and depth, from the technicalities of the product to the intricacies of the market. His record of success includes ViXS Systems (a world leader in multimedia processing components) and Camilion Solutions (one of the fastest growing financial software companies in North America). He has held directorships on 13 private boards, and currently serves as a board member of eight Celtic House companies.
Brian travels extensively in Europe and Asia. He has developed a strong business network in these regions that is being applied within the Celtic House portfolio to lower development costs and improve time-to-market. Brians contacts have assisted in design and manufacturing, sales growth, fundraising, and investment banking.