G. Scott Paterson
Mr. Paterson has served, since its founding 18 years ago, as a Director of Lions Gate Entertainment (NYSE:LGF). He also serves as Chair of the company’s Audit & Risk Committee. Mr. Paterson was instrumental in the founding of JumpTV Inc. and as Chair & CEO steered the company’s June 2006 IPO led by Morgan Stanley and its merger with NeuLion Inc.(NLN.T) in October 2008. Today, NeuLion is a world leader in delivering video to connected-devices for customers such as the NHL, NFL and the NBA. Mr. Paterson also serves as Chair of Engagement Labs Inc.(EL.V), a leader in
social media data and analytics.
Mr. Paterson spent 16 years in the investment industry last serving as Chairman & CEO of Yorkton Securities. From April 1995 to December 2001, under Mr. Paterson’s leadership, Yorkton raised over $3 billion as lead underwriter for Canadian technology, Internet and film & entertainment companies
Mr. Paterson has served the securities industry as Chair of the Canadian Venture Exchange, Vice Chair of the Toronto Stock Exchange, Governor of the Investment Dealers Association and as a Director of each of the Canadian Investor Protection Fund, Canadian Securities Institute and the Canadian Securities Advisory Council.
Mr. Paterson is a recipient of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 Award, was recognized in 1999 by Time Magazine as one of Canada’s 21st Century Leaders and, in 2000, received Western University’s Purple & White Award, the highest recognition provided to Alumnus. In January 2007, Mr. Paterson was one of only 17 people worldwide that Newsweek magazine recognized as Who’s Next in 2007 in connection with his role at JumpTV. Mr. Paterson is a 2009 graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto and, in 2014, he earned a “Certificate in Entertainment Law” from Osgoode Hall Law School.