G. Scott Paterson is a Toronto-based technology and media venture capitalist who has been active for 28 years in the investment banking industry.
Paterson received his start in the investment industry in 1985 at Dominion Securities Pitfield working at the firm as a retail broker. Paterson quickly ranked #1 in commissions of all the brokers with three years or less of service at the Firm. Paterson was recruited by Richardson Greenshields in 1987 and in 1990 was invited to the then recently formed Midland Walwyn where he cut his teeth as a senior investment banker for four years.
Paterson focussed on banking technology and media companies while at Midland Walwyn becoming the firm's most productive banker (as measured by fees generated). In April 1995, Paterson was recruited to Yorkton Securities where he led the firm's transformation from a mining- focussed brokerage firm to Canada's leading technology investment bank focused on technology, internet, biotechnology and film & television. Paterson served as CEO of Yorkton Securities from 1998 to 2001.
Paterson now focuses his business attention on his Board and leadership roles at Symbility Solutions, NeuLion Inc., Lionsgate Entertainment,, Engagement Labs and The QYOU.
Paterson also takes time to contribute to philanthropic endeavors. In 1997, he co-founded the Merry Go Round Children’s Foundation which launched its Kids, Cops & Computers program which provides brand new laptop computers to financially disadvantaged children in Toronto. Paterson serves as Chairman for the Merry Go Round Children’s Foundation.
Paterson has also established several bursaries at each of Ridley College and Western University. In addition, in 2000, Paterson donated $1 million to Western to build the G Scott Paterson Biotechnology Wing at the medical school.