Clio Recognized as Most Admired Corporate Culture in Canada

Legal technology innovator identified as corporate culture trailblazer

Vancouver, B.C., December 2, 2016 — Clio, maker of the leading cloud-based legal practice management platform, is proud to announce its selection as one of Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures of 2016 by Waterstone Human Capital. The annual award program, now in its twelfth year, recognizes leading Canadian corporate cultures that have a measurable impact on business success.

“Each and every employee within Clio should be humbled and honoured to see the values that they live and breathe daily recognized as one of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures,” said Jack Newton, Clio’s Co-founder and CEO. “When my Co-founder, Rian Gauvreau, and I started Clio eight years ago, we aspired to build a different kind of technology company with a fun, human-oriented culture, and this award is huge validation that we’ve succeeded at that.”

Clio’s cultural values (Customer Success Comes First, Draw the Owl, Thrive as #TeamClio, Live a Learning Mindset, No Doors; Only Windows, Work Hard/Be Agile, and Stay Fit/Have Fun) were identified and committed to by a team of employees after identifying the actions, behaviors, and stories that represented Clio the best. More information on how the values were codified can be found here.

“Clio’s employee-led values are based on ownership, transparency, and personal growth. They underpin every action taken, from how we treat our customers, to who we hire, to talent growth and development,” added Rian Gauvreau, Clio Co-founder and COO. “We’re honored to be identified as one of Canada’s leading corporate cultures. Clio’s growth certainly validates what we’ve known all along—successful businesses put their employees and culture first.”

The awards, handed out annually to corporate culture leaders in the Small Cap, Mid-Market, Enterprise, and Public Sector categories recognize best-in- class Canadian organizations and CEOs for fostering cultures that enhance performance and sustain a competitive advantage.

“In our work at Waterstone, we partner with entrepreneurial-minded leaders of high-growth organizations to help them recruit for fit and provide counsel on human capital issues to drive performance,” said Marty Parker, President and Chief Executive Officer of Waterstone Human Capital and Chair of Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures™. “What’s so impressive about this diverse list of 2016 winners is their shared belief that culture is their competitive advantage – they know that building and sustaining a great culture is a significant asset that drives performance. The 2016 winning organizations have shown diverse strategies in achieving inspirational cultures that have measureable results.”

The announcement comes on the heels of Clio being announced to both the Deloitte Fast 50™ and Fast 500™ identifying the highest-growth technology companies in North America.

About Clio

Clio is the most comprehensive cloud-based practice management platform for the legal industry. With the help of the cloud, Clio eases the process of time tracking, billing, administration, and collaboration for law firms of all sizes. Based in Vancouver, B.C. and launched in 2008, Clio is used by legal professionals in over 50 countries. Clio has raised $27 million from investors including Bessemer Venture Partners, Point Nine Capital, Acton Capital and Version One Ventures. Learn more at

About Waterstone Human Capital:

Waterstone Human Capital is a leading retained executive search firm specializing in recruiting for fit and cultural talent management for entrepreneurial-minded, high-growth organizations across North America. The Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures™ and Canada’s Most Admired CEO™ programs ( are founded and presented by Waterstone Human Capital.

These national programs, annually recognize best-in- class Canadian organizations and CEOs for fostering cultures that enhance performance and sustain a competitive advantage. Program winners will be celebrated at the annual Canada’s Most Admired Summit and Gala, to be held on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto (100 Front St W).

About Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures™:

This national program, now in its 12th year, annually recognizes best-in- class Canadian organizations for having cultures that enhance performance and sustain a competitive advantage. Forty winners are annually chosen across four categories; three are based on revenue (growth and small cap, mid-market and enterprise) and one not-for-profit category (broader public sector). Organization’s submissions are scored on 6 categories: vision and leadership, recruitment and hiring for fit, cultural alignment and measurement, retention, rewards and recognition, organizational performance and corporate social responsibility. The Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures™ program creates a benchmark of success for all those who are nominated.


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