Clio’s CEO and Founder, Jack Newton, has been named to Business in Vancouver’s inaugural BC500 list, culminating B.C.’s 500 most influential business leaders and economic drivers. He has been recognized as a Tech Leader – Anchor, with over a decade of entrepreneurship and community building in B.C.’s burgeoning tech industry.
The impact of the province’s stellar growth is reflected in the list, with leaders across sectors contributing to an attractive business ecosystem for tech companies to thrive in. Jack has scaled Clio to unicorn-status while fostering an active industry base to promote talent development and innovation. He continues to work with industry partners with a focus on scale-up opportunities within B.C., through investment, advocacy, and mentorship programs.
“It’s a privilege to be recognized amongst friends, collaborators, and business innovators driving the province’s tech sector to be globally competitive”, said Jack. “B.C. is the optimal place to build a winning business, and the proof is in the size and might of this list. BIV has highlighted some extraordinary minds in tech and beyond, and I’m honoured to stand alongside them.”
Jack has been recognized with some of the highest honours in the business world, including Canada’s Most Admired CEO by Waterstone Human Capital, EY’s Entrepreneur Of The Year award, BIV’s Forty under 40, and was named a 2019 Fellow to the College of Law Practice Management. He was awarded Person of the Year at the 2020 Technology Impact Awards, held by the BC Tech Association. Under Jack’s leadership, Clio has been recognized as a Gold Standard in Canada’s Best Managed Companies by Deloitte, and as having one of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures by Waterstone Human Capital. Additionally, Clio was the first company to receive the BC Tech Association’s Company of the Year Anchor Success category.
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BC500 features business leaders who have a notable impact on B.C.’s communities, industries and economy. They are visionaries, innovators and trailblazers. They embody the values of modern leadership: engagement, trust, corporate citizenship, inclusion and innovation. Some of them are household names; some of them are well known within their industries. All of them influence life and business in British Columbia.