People: Lions Gate Entertainment Corp (LGF.N)
24 Jun 2016
Paterson, G. Scott
Mr. G. Scott Paterson is Independent Director of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. Since November 1997. He is a media/technology venture capitalist. 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. Mr. Paterson has also served as Chairman of the Canadian Venture Stock Exchange and Vice Chairman of the Toronto Stock Exchange. In 2009, Mr. Paterson obtained an ICD.D designation by graduating from the Rotman Institute of Corporate Directors at the University of Toronto. In 2014, Mr. Paterson obtained a Certificate in Entertainment Law from Osgoode Hall Law School. Mr. Paterson is a member of the Nominating & Governance Committee and Chairman of Symbility Solutions Inc. (SY: TSXV); Chairman of Engagement Labs Inc. (EL: TSXV); Chairman of Apogee Silver Ltd. (APE: TSXV); and Chairman of QYOU Media Inc., a private company. In addition, Mr. Paterson was instrumental in the evolution of NeuLion Inc. (TSX:NLN), having led the company’s predecessor company JumpTV as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer through a successful August 2006 $65 million initial public offering and a subsequent February 2007 $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. In addition, Mr. Paterson is Chairman of the Merry Go Round Children’s Foundation and a Governor of Ridley College. Mr. Paterson’s investment banking background and experience with the Canadian securities industry, together with his management experience at media/entertainment/technology-related companies provide the Board with significant operational and financial expertise with specific application to these industries.
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