We believe that success in business is directly correlated to the caliber of the people on the team. With this in mind, we created a group we called Mistral Executive Fellows.

Kevin Bailey

President, Design1st


Kevin Bailey is the Founder and CEO of Design 1st – one of Canada’s most successful physical product design companies.

Kevin founded Design 1st in 1997 and has led the design and development and delivery of more than 500 products for major brands across the globe. Kevin and his team have filed more than 130 patents and won more than 100 product awards. From concepts to production his firm integrates Industrial Design and Mechanical Engineering using state-of-the-art processes and tool.

Kevin is an active Angel investor as well as advisor and mentor to a number of startup companies. Kevin advises Mistral portfolio companies on product design and development.