James Mutter is Legal Counsel at CrossPacific Capital Partners. Jim was previously a partner at the large national law firm of Fasken Martineau LLP, where he helped establish one of the largest technology law practices in Vancouver. Jim is also a co-founder of a venture backed (now re-located to Boston USA) network intelligence software company. Jim Mutter has been recognized in Martindale-Hubbell as a top business lawyer in Canada with a BV Peer Review Rating.
Jim is the former President of the Premier’s Technology Council which was established to inform the Premier on all technology related issues and to advise government on how to make British Columbia a global magnet for high-tech investment growth and job creation. In January 2010, Jim was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Pacific Carbon Trust, a crown corporation established to deliver BC based green gas off-sets and carbon credits. Jim continues to sit on a number of public and private company boards including Vecima Networks Inc. (TSX:VCM) and QHR Technologies Inc. (TSX-V:QHR) where he chairs the Compensation and Corporate Governance Committees. Jim has also been active on a number of not-for-profit Boards including Quantum Networks – an NSERC-funded Innovation Platform out of the University of Waterloo, Board of Directors for DigiBC (Digital Media and Wireless Industry Association), Board of Directors of the Vancouver Enterprise Forum, Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of British Columbia and a Director of the Focus Foundation of British Columbia. Jim has also been a guest instructor for the Professional Legal Training Course for the Law Society of British Columbia and has been a contributing author for prior editions of the BC Company Law Practice Manual.