Guthrie Paterson is Trace3’s Chief Development & Legal Officer, and is responsible for corporate development, business development, sales operations, legal and strategic projects. In this role, Mr. Paterson leads and empowers teams focused on advancing and growing Trace3’s business, as well as securing new and mature business lines.
Mr. Paterson joined Trace3 in 2010 as its first in-house attorney, and has served the company in a wide range of roles including COO, CFO, EVP, Operations and General Counsel.
Prior to joining Trace3, Mr. Paterson was Vice President, General Counsel of Comtex, a publicly traded provider of digital news and content technologies, where he led the company’s going private transaction. He also served as Vice President, General Counsel for LeGarde Capital Management, an alternative investment fund utilizing proprietary, automated, quantitative algorithms and machine learning techniques. Mr. Paterson began his career as a Senior Mergers & Acquisitions Attorney with Jones Day, a global law firm, in its New York and Los Angeles offices, where he advised global public and private companies and alternative investment funds on transformative transactions, securities issuances and complex corporate and commercial matters.
Mr. Paterson is a graduate of Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law (JD, cum laude) and Duke University (BA). He resides in Santa Monica with his wife and two daughters in Santa Monica, and can be found most weekends chasing his daughters or hiking the Santa Monica Mountains.