Paul Leblanc - Wallace McCain Institute

Paul Leblanc

CEO 7th Wave Capital Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Paul grew up in Dartmouth, NS. He’s a serial entrepreneur having started up and invested in multiple successful companies over 25-years.

At 19, he co-founded Coastal Communications with his father which he sold in 1996. He then founded marketing firm, Arrivals+Departures (formally Extreme Group), this year awarded one of Canada’s top three independent marketing agencies in Canada by Strategy Magazine. Paul also co-founded other ventures like Karma Gaming, behuman clothing and Iconic Brewing. He is a shareholder in VistaCare Communications, a telecommunications infrastructure company with over 400 people. In 2017, he purchased CMP Equipment in Charlottetown PEI. CMP produces custom food processing equipment for major food producers around the world like McCain Foods. In January 2019, Paul sold CMP to Food Process Solutions. Recently he founded 7th Wave Capital, an investment company focused exclusively on Maritime based businesses that need help with corporate strategy and growth. 7th Wave holds investments in Verge Technologies and Advatek Inc.

Paul is a member of YPO. He is the recipient of the Top 40 Under 40 Award in Canada and has been awarded “Entrepreneur of the Year” by EY.