Jack Newton, CEO of Clio, Named EY’s Software-as-a-Service Entrepreneur of the Year™
October 4, 2017
Jack Newton, CEO and Co-Founder of Clio, recognized for his innovation, entrepreneurial spirit and his work in “transforming the practice of law, for good.”
VANCOUVER, BC – Jack Newton, CEO and Co-Founder of Clio, the legal industry’s leading cloud-based legal practice management platform, was just named EY’s Entrepreneur Of The Year™ in Software-as-a-Service for the Pacific Region.
“I’m proud to be recognized as EY’s Entrepreneur of the Year in Software-as-a-Service for the Pacific Region. I am receiving this award on behalf of Rian Gauvreau, my co-founder, and the over 240 employees at Clio. This recognition is one of the true honours of my career,” said Newton.
In 2008, Jack Newton launched the first-to-market cloud-based practice management platform. It made managing a practice simple, affordable and accessible for tens of thousands of law firms. Clio ignited a revolution and helped create a new industry of cloud-based legal startups.
At the 2017 Clio Cloud Conference this past week, Jack launched the new Clio experience, a ground-up reinvention of the Clio platform that combines nine years of customer feedback with the latest technologies to create the most advanced practice management solution.
“In 2008, we were the first to bring practice management to the cloud, forever changing how lawyers work,” said Newton. “As we usher in the next decade of innovation, we are committed to transforming the practice of law, for good. The new Clio experience provides the foundation for us to achieve this mission.”
Jack is committed to moving the industry forward as a whole, announcing a $1 million developer fund supporting the future of technology. As part of the fund, Clio is hosting Launch//Code, a unique developer contest with a $100,000 prize, to find the the most creative, powerful, and useful integrations for Clio.
“We believe technology will be instrumental in defining the future of the practice of law,” said Newton. “And we realize that no single company can provide the breadth and scope of innovation that’s required to take this industry to the next level. This developer fund and contest will, we expect, spark an explosion of creativity and innovation in the tech industry.”
Jack Newton’s innovation and leadership go beyond software development. Newton shifted the mindset of an industry rooted in archaic processes and materials. He brought practice management education to the classroom, providing $6M annually in free Clio access to law schools, paralegal programs and university-affiliated nonprofits across North America to help make justice accessible to all. Clio is used by some of the leading law schools in the world and is now an example used by McGraw-Hill Education.
As a leader in cloud computing, Jack co-founded the Legal Cloud Computing Association (LCCA), a consortium of leading cloud computing providers to advance the adoption of cloud computing technology in the legal space. As the inaugural President of the LCCA, Jack helped form a new standard protocol for considering and evaluating cloud computing services.
As the first and only truly global awards program of its kind, EY’s Entrepreneur Of The Year™ celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries.
Canada’s entrepreneurs create companies that grow, and in turn, create jobs that boost the economy. The businesses of this year’s Pacific finalists employ 2,753 people and see year-over-year growth with a sum of almost $728 million in annual revenues.
Founded in 2008, Clio is the most comprehensive cloud-based practice management platform for the legal industry. With the help of the cloud, Clio eases the processes of time tracking, billing, administration, and collaboration for law firms of all sizes. One of Canada’s fastest-growing companies with international reach, Clio employs over 240 individuals with a rapidly growing customer base spanning 90 countries. For the last two years, Clio’s growth has been recognized by Deloitte on both the Fast50 and the Fast500 lists. Learn more at clio.com.
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