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Wes Lui

CEO and Co-Founder

As CEO, Wes Lui spearheads House of Cool’s innovative entertainment strategies, creative partnerships and financial investing. He oversees all service productions including: Maya and the Threes (Netflix), Next Gen (Netflix), the award-winning Guillermo del Toro series, Trollhunters (DreamWorks / Netflix), and The Book of Life (20th Century Fox).

Prior to co-founding House of Cool, Lui held investment positions in the top financial institutions in Canada (TD Canada Trust, Bank of Montreal and CIBC Wood Gundy) and finance position at VFC Inc. helping the company go public on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

Wes is a strong advocate for Canadian high-end animated features and series production and development. He is on the Board of Directors for the Computer Animation Studios of Ontario (CASO), which is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit industry association committed to the growth and international competitiveness in Ontario’s animation and VFX industry.

Wes is honoured to also have been past President and Co-Chair of CASO. Most Recently in 2020, Wes was nominated and honoured to sit on the Board of Directors of FilmOntario, an industry consortium representing over 35,000 individuals working in the screen-based industry in Ontario.

Wes graduated from Wilfred Laurier University, where he received a BA in Economics.

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