Guthrie Paterson joined Trace3 in September 2010 as its first in-house legal counsel. Mr. Paterson serves as Vice President & General Counsel with broad responsibility for Operations, Sales Operations, Legal, Strategic Finance and Corporate Development.
Mr. Paterson leads teams focused on supporting and accelerating Trace3’s sales teams, scaling operational platforms and protecting new and mature business lines. Additionally, Mr. Paterson leads the development of emerging businesses including, InstantScale and POPin, as well as general corporate development efforts.
Prior to joining Trace3, Mr. Paterson was General Counsel of Comtex News Network, a publicly traded provider of real-time news and content technologies, where he led its going private transaction. He also served as General Counsel for LeGarde Capital Management, a long-short alternative investment fund utilizing proprietary quantitative trading technologies. Mr. Paterson began his career as a Senior Mergers & Acquisitions Attorney with Jones Day, a global law firm, in their New York and Los Angeles offices, where he advised global public and private companies and alternative investment firms on transformative transactions, securities issuances and general corporate matters.
Mr. Paterson is a graduate of Southern Methodist University School of Law (JD, cum laude) and Duke University (BA). He spends time with his wife and two daughters in Santa Monica where he is involved in his daughters’ school activities and all things outdoor.