Clio CEO joins dealcloser advisory board

By Emily Rendell-Watson

The co-founder and CEO of Clio, Jack Newton, is joining the advisory board for dealcloser, "a transaction management hub for legal professionals that modernizes the deal closing process." Newton and co-founder Rian Gauvreau launched Clio in Edmonton in 2008 and it has since grown into one of the top legal tech companies in the world.

Clio is now based in Vancouver, so Newton's appointment to dealcloser's board is a homecoming of sorts as he re-invests in the Edmonton ecosystem.

“The city of Edmonton holds a special place in my heart — it’s where I grew up, went to university, founded Clio, and where we continue to employ a growing number of amazing team members. I am grateful for the opportunity to give back to the community that supported me along the way," Newton told Taproot.

Clio CEO Jack Newton

Jack Newton is the co-founder and CEO of Clio. (Courtesy of

“I first saw Jack speak at a local tech community event years ago. It was very inspiring — and it was at that moment I knew I wanted to build a company like Jack’s. Now with him on our advisory board, we have the guidance to grow dealcloser to the next level," said Amir Reshef, CEO of dealcloser.

“I’m truly excited to join dealcloser’s advisory board,” said Newton. “I believe they are building a solution that will bring the practice of corporate law into the future by dramatically streamlining and simplifying the outdated workflow and process that currently characterize most corporate transactions. This is a space that needs to leave pen, paper, and Excel spreadsheets in the past, and dealcloser is what the future looks like."

Newton's expertise and mentorship will help guide the up and coming Edmonton company into its next phase.