DocuSign, a San Francisco-based company that provides e-signature technology, has announced the opening of its first Canadian headquarters, in Toronto.
“We’re looking to expand our local teams in Toronto and around the country.”
The regional headquarters, to be located in Toronto’s financial district, are part of what DocuSign is calling its “ongoing Invest for Canada initiative.” The office will house sales, marketing, and services teams to support the company’s customers and growth in the region. DocuSign did not state how many employees it is looking to hire.
“Since DocuSign went public almost a year ago, we’ve talked about the renewable market opportunity that e-signature presents, something that’s worth over $25 billion globally,” noted Dan Kagan, general manager for Canada at DocuSign. “We believe that opportunity is reflected in the Canadian market too, and we’re looking to expand our local teams in Toronto and around the country as a result.”
The company said with these headquarters it is interested in expanding its Canadian verticals including healthcare, life sciences, and in particular, the public sector.
“We are seeing organizations of all sizes embracing e-signature to simplify and accelerate the process of doing business,” Kagan said. “Once they realize the impact, they are starting to see how DocuSign can help to automate and impact other departments, functions and tasks within their organization—and how we can modernize their systems of agreement for even greater value.”
In Canada, DocuSign is currently working with businesses including Manulife Financial, the National Bank of Canada, and Telus.
“We are working with DocuSign on the deployment of electronic signature capabilities,” said Jeff Maltez, leader, integration technologies at Manulife. “As customer in Canada, we are thrilled about DocuSign’s continued commitment to the region with the opening of its new Toronto HQ.”
Along with today’s announcement, DocuSign also revealed that Robert Herjavec, CEO and founder of Toronto-based cybersecurity company, Herjavec Group, and Shark Tank TV personality, will be joining DocuSign’s advisory board.
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