Clio CEO and co-founder Jack Newton, credited with pioneering the legal cloud computing space, is a 2017 recipient of the Business in Vancouver’s Forty under 40 Awards.
VANCOUVER, B.C. – Jack Newton, CEO and co-founder of Clio, the leader in cloud-based legal practice management software, was recognized as one of Business in Vancouver’s 2017 Forty under 40.
“Congratulations to all of the inspiring entrepreneurs featured in this year’s Forty under 40,” said Newton. “We take tremendous pride in Vancouver and our growing role in making this city a North American tech company hub, and it’s truly an honour to have that effort be recognized.”
The awards highlight the achievements of 40 of B.C.’s outstanding young entrepreneurs, executives, and professionals. To be recognized, individuals need to be under 40 and have demonstrated excellence in business, judgment, leadership, and community contribution.
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.
His 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 in free Clio software 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.
Jack understood that Clio’s success depended on his ability to lead the conversation on cloud computing, which led him to national speaking tours, writing some of the first white papers on industry needs, and educating on ethical rulings about cloud technology.
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.
Jack’s approach to growth and leadership can be seen throughout Clio’s award-winning corporate culture. Clio is founded on transparency, integrity, an entrepreneurial spirit, and personal growth. All 230 employees–including leadership at all levels–sit with their teams in a collaborative and open workspace. This allows for frequent discussions about performance, goals, growth, initiatives, and ideas.
“A great entrepreneur is humble—it’s what drives them to better their offerings and their industry. It’s what drives them to truly make a difference in the world,” said Rian Gauvreau, Chief People Officer and co-founder of Clio. “That’s exactly what Jack is doing. I am proud to call him my friend and business partner and can’t think of a more deserving person to be named one of Business in Vancouver’s Forty under 40.”
Jack continues to transform the practice of law, for good, and is excited about what the next decade holds.
“The world is rapidly evolving and so must legal technology,” said Newton. “As the leaders in legal practice management software, our commitment to our customers is to continuously drive the practice of law forward with innovative, disruptive solutions.”
Learn more about Jack Newton in Business in Vancouver’s special Forty under 40 edition, being released on December 5 and find out more about this year’s winners here.
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 200 individuals with a rapidly growing customer base spanning 50 countries. For the last two years, Clio’s growth has been recognized by Deloitte on both the Fast50 and the Fast500 lists and was just named one of Canada’s 20 Most Innovative Technology Companies by CIX. Learn more at clio.com.
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