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G Scott Paterson is a media & technology entrepreneur, investor and thought leader. Mr. Paterson co-founded FutureVault and acts as Executive Chairman, where he has a broad mandate of leading the corporation’s vision and strategic priorities in addition to driving business and product development.
Further, Mr. Paterson currently serves as: Director and Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee of Lions Gate Entertainment (NYSE:LGF) – a leading film & television production company with titles including ‘The Hunger Games’, ‘Mad Men’ and ‘Orange is the New Black’; Chairman of Symbility Solutions (TSXV:SY), a cloud-based SaaS provider of software to the insurance industry; Chairman of Engagement Labs (TSXV:EL), a cloud-based SaaS provider of software for marketers; Chairman of privately held The QYOU, a multi-screen entertainment network that brings the world’s most ‘must-watch’ made-for-web video to TV providers; Director of privately held Giftagram, a fast growing mobile app that affords consumers a personal gifting concierge.
Mr. Paterson was instrumental in the evolution of NeuLion Inc. (TSX:NLN) having led the company’s predecessor company JumpTV as Chairman & CEO through a successful August 2006 US $65 million IPO led by Morgan Stanley and a subsequent February 2007 US $100 million secondary financing. In 2008, Mr. Paterson negotiated JumpTV’s takeover of NeuLion becoming Vice Chairman of the Board which role he held until June 2015. NeuLion is a world leader specializing in digital video broadcasting, distribution and monetization on behalf of clients such as the NFL and NBA.
Mr. Paterson previously served as Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Yorkton Securities Inc. which, during his tenure, was Canada’s leading technology and entertainment-focused investment bank raising over $3 billion as lead underwriter. Mr. Paterson has also served as Chairman of the Canadian Venture Stock Exchange, Vice Chairman of the Toronto Stock Exchange, a Governor of the Investment Dealers Association, a Director of the Canadian Investor Protection Fund and a Director of the Canadian Securities Institute.
Mr. Paterson has been recognized for decades as one of Canada’s leaders in technology and media finance. In 1997, he was a Recipient of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 Award; in 1999, Time Magazine called him One of Canada’s 21st Century Leaders; in 2000, Western University afforded Mr. Paterson its highest alumnus honour, the Purple & White Award; in 2001, he was a Speaker at Moses Znamier’s TedTalks; in 2007, he was featured in Newsweek Magazine as “Who’s Next ?”; and, in 2013 he was the Keynote Speaker at the Ernst & Young Niagara Region Entrepreneur of the Year Awards.
In 2009, Mr. Paterson obtained an ICD.D designation by graduating from the Institute of Corporate Directors, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto and in 2014, Mr. Paterson obtained a Certificate in Entertainment Law from Osgoode Hall Law School.
In addition, Mr. Paterson is Chairman of the Merry Go Round Children’s Foundation (and it flagship program Kids, Cops & Computers) which he co-founded in 1997. In 2009, he received a Certificate of Appreciation by the Toronto District School Board and Plaque of Appreciation by Toronto’s Deputy Chief of Police on behalf of Merry Go Round. Mr. Paterson has established bursaries at Western University and in 2000 donated $1 million to establish the G Scott Paterson Wing at the Schulich Medical School. Mr. Paterson has also established several bursaries at and has been a Governor of Ridley College for 17 years. He Co-Chaired the School’s 125th Anniversary Fundraising Campaign in 2013/14.
Mr Paterson has seven children and he and his wife Sarah enjoy water and snow skiing, playing squash and time in cottage country.
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