Mr. Paterson serves as a Director of Lions Gate Entertainment (NYSE:LGF) and Chair of the Company’s Audit & Risk Committee; 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 FutureVault Inc, a cloud-based solution affording structured digital storage of personal, legal and financial documents; Chairman of The QYOU, a multi-screen entertainment network that brings the world’s most ‘must-watch’ made-for-web video to TV providers; and, a Director of 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’spredecessor 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 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 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 a Governor of Ridley College.