Mr. G. Scott Paterson
Chairman & CEO, FutureVault Inc.
Scott Paterson, 53, is a media and technology entrepreneur. He serves as a Director of Santa Monica-based Lions Gate Entertainment (NYSE:LGF) and Chair of the Company’s Audit & Risk Committee; Chairman of Toronto-based Symbility Solutions (TSXV:SY), a cloud-based SaaS provider of software to the insurance industry; Chairman of New Jersey-based Engagement Labs (TSXV:EL), a cloud-based SaaS provider of software for marketers; Chairman of Toronto-based FutureVault Inc., a cloud-based solution affording structured digital storage of personal, legal and financial documents; Chairman of LA-based QYOU Media, a global leader in curating, licensing the best of short form made-for-web video which is packaged and sold to networks and other distributors; and Lead Director of Toronto/LA-based Giftagram, an e-commerce mobile app that curates gifts and affords the user the ability to send a gift without knowing the address of the recipient in two clicks.
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. Mr. Paterson is currently Special Consultant to the Chair of the Board. 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 and 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 and an additional $9 billion as managing 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 Rotman Institute of Corporate Directors at the 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 its flagship program Kids, Cops & Computers), which he co-founded in 1997. In 2009, he received a Certificate of Appreciation from the Toronto District School Board and a Plaque of Appreciation from 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.