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Leadership

Marc Huffman - Chief Executive Officer

Marc Huffman

Chief Executive Officer

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Mark Partin - Chief Financial Officer

Mark Partin

Chief Financial Officer

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Mark Woodhams - Chief Revenue Officer

Mark Woodhams

Chief Revenue Officer

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Pete Hirsch - Chief Technology Officer

Pete Hirsch

Chief Technology Officer

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Karole Morgan - Chief Legal and Administrative Officer

Karole Morgan-Prager

Chief Legal and Administrative Officer

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Andress Botero - Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer

Andres Botero

Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer

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Lisa Schreiber - Chief Customer Officer

Lisa Schreiber

Chief Customer Officer

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Patrick Villanova - Chief Accounting Officer

Patrick Villanova

Chief Accounting Officer

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Tammy Coley - Chief Transformation Officer

Tammy Coley

Chief Transformation Officer

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Susan Otto

Chief People Officer

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Jill Knesek

Chief Information Security Officer

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About the Team

Marc Huffman

Marc Huffman

Chief Executive Officer

Marc is a cloud accounting software industry veteran with an exceptional record leading sales and operational teams and driving growth at successful software companies. He joined BlackLine in early 2018 as Chief Operating Officer and was named President in February 2020, leading the company’s worldwide sales, marketing, technology and all customer-facing organizations. With the promotion to CEO in early 2021, he assumed responsibility for the company’s people, legal, facilities and finance and accounting teams, as well. Since he joined, BlackLine has scaled its sales and customer success teams, strategically repositioned its go-to-market plan, completed a global reseller agreement with SAP, established a subsidiary in Japan, and entered into a number of strategic alliances with the world’s leading consulting and advisory firms.

Marc came to BlackLine from global cloud ERP and accounting software leader NetSuite where he served as President of Worldwide Sales and Distribution. During his 14-year tenure, NetSuite grew from $3 million to $1 billion in annual revenue and became recognized as a global powerhouse.

Mark Partin

Mark Partin

Chief Financial Officer

Mark ensures BlackLine’s finance organization continues to drive growth, capitalizing on the rising demand worldwide for software solutions that generate greater efficiency, financial governance and risk management across all financial operations.

Previously, Mark served as CFO at global Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company Fiberlink Communications, and at Headhunter.net (now Careerbuilder.com), helping lead its IPO. He holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

Mark Woodhams

Mark Woodhams

Chief Revenue Officer

In addition to leading BlackLine’s worldwide sales organization, Mark oversees BlackLine K.K., the company’s subsidiary in Japan, as well as BlackLine’s partner channel, including the company’s global reseller agreement with SAP. A seasoned sales executive in the enterprise software industry, Mark has more than 35 years of experience with leading cloud and financial and professional services companies including NetSuite, Oracle, Hyperion, Capgemini and Citicorp.

He came to BlackLine in 2018 from NetSuite where he most recently served as vice president for EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa), overseeing sales and operations in the region for the global cloud ERP and accounting software leader.

Pete Hirsch

Pete Hirsch

Chief Technology Officer

Pete is a seasoned software engineer, architect and strategist with more than 30 years of experience scaling technology organizations for dynamic, fast-growing companies, as well as larger enterprises. As CTO, he is responsible for the technology direction of BlackLine’s flagship cloud platform and also spearheads the company’s internal technology roadmap, overseeing Technical Operations, Engineering, IT and Governance.

Pete came to BlackLine with experience building, transforming and operating large-scale cloud software businesses, primarily in Fintech and Procurement. He was most recently Executive Vice President of Technology & Operations at Ellie Mae, where he led a team of more than 900. Prior to that he spent several years as Senior Vice President and Chief Architect at Ariba and then as Senior Vice President, Ariba Cloud Engineering & Technology at SAP, following the enterprise application software leader’s acquisition of Ariba. Previously, he led a SaaS business unit at IBM over the course of more than 10 years as the global information technology giant acquired several smaller companies.

Pete holds both a Master of Science and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California.

Karole Morgan-Prager

Karole Morgan-Prager

Chief Legal and Administrative Officer

Karole oversees all of BlackLine’s legal functions on a global basis. She has more than 25 years of legal experience, with special expertise in corporate finance and securities matters, investor relations, internal audit, corporate development and public company governance, disclosure and compliance issues.

Prior to joining BlackLine in May 2015, Karole was Vice President of Corporate Development, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at The McClatchy Company. Karole received her law degree from the UCLA School of Law in 1987, and subsequently joined national law firm Morrison & Foerster, working on corporate securities matters.

Andres Botero

Andres Botero

Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer

Andres oversees BlackLine’s marketing, business development and GTM enablement teams. He also oversees the Strategy Office which drives product and pricing strategy; corporate development; and market and competitive intelligence.

Andres came to BlackLine with more than 20 years of experience at B2B cloud enterprise software leaders, most recently serving as SVP, Alliances, Channels and Chief Marketing Officer at CallidusCloud, a Nasdaq-listed company acquired by SAP. Prior to that, Andres was CMO at Aria Systems, a SaaS billing leader, and at Steelwedge, a SaaS supply chain planning pioneer acquired by E2Open. Previously, Andres spent eight years with SAP, where he led global marketing for one of its major lines of business. Prior to SAP, he served in sales operations at Siebel Systems (acquired by Oracle).

Andres holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Universidad de Los Andes (Bogota, Colombia) and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business

Lisa Schreiber

Lisa Schreiber

Chief Customer Officer

Lisa oversees the company’s Implementation, Strategic Innovation, Customer Success, Support and Training teams.

Lisa has held a unique combination of customer support and technology leadership roles including more than 20 years of enterprise software and SaaS experience. She came to BlackLine from Forcepoint, a SaaS cybersecurity company, where she served as Chief Customer Success Officer leading a team of 500. Prior to Forcepoint, Lisa spent 10 years in management positions at Oracle following the acquisition of GoldenGate Software where she had served for six years as Senior Vice President of Technical Services and Support. Previously, she spent seven years in senior management roles at Charles Schwab.

Lisa holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Pittsburgh where she is invited to speak often on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) career topics for women and minorities.

Patrick Villanova

Patrick Villanova

Chief Accounting Officer

Patrick joined BlackLine in November of 2015 after an extensive career in public accounting. Patrick served as Principal Accounting Officer during the successful IPO of BlackLine's common stock in October 2016. Additionally, he helped implement the necessary processes and systems to achieve full SOX 404(b) compliance in 2018 and spearheaded the successful execution of two convertible note offerings in 2019 and 2021 totaling $1.5 billion.

During his tenure at BlackLine, Patrick has led the acquisition and financial integration efforts of three different companies, expanding BlackLine's platform to include accounts receivable automation and more robust intercompany transaction processing capabilities.

Prior to joining BlackLine, Patrick served almost 16 years at PricewaterhouseCoopers in five different offices focusing on both pre-IPO readiness projects and highly acquisitive public clients. Patrick graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1999 with a dual major in Accounting & Computer Applications.

Tammy Coley

Tammy Coley

Chief Transformation Officer

Tammy is a visionary accounting leader with a deep understanding of how accounting processes intersect with modern technology. As Chief Transformation Officer, she brings that vision and experience to BlackLine’s customers as they transform their Finance & Accounting operations through the use of the company’s cloud software tools.

Formerly Executive Director, Enterprise Accounting and Internal Controls Governance at leading broadband communications company and long-time BlackLine customer Cox Communications, Tammy brings deep industry and product experience to BlackLine. Implementing a Continuous Accounting model, Tammy transformed the monthly accounting cycle at Cox generating more timely financial statements with greater consistency and accuracy, while reducing costs. Prior to Cox, Tammy began her career in public accounting with Ernst & Young. She also spent 12 years in progressive positions including controller at Sloan Financial Group.

Tammy earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an Accounting concentration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is also a Certified Public Accountant.

Susan Otto

Chief People Officer

Susan is responsible for building, scaling and elevating BlackLine’s global talent practices and programs as the company continues to expand and add employees around the world.

Susan came to BlackLine with more than 20 years of experience building and leading successful human resources organizations at mid-size and large companies across multiple industries. She most recently was Chief Human Resources Officer at digital automotive marketplace TrueCar. Prior to that, she spent four years as Chief People Officer at ModCloth, a San Francisco-based online retailer of women’s apparel. Previously, Susan held senior human resource leadership positions with Electronic Arts and Medtronic.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing and Management from Saint Mary’s University and a Master of Arts degree in Human Resources and Industrial Relations from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management.

Jill Knesek

Chief Information Security Officer

Jill leads all information security programs at BlackLine, including promoting information security awareness within the company, ensuring the confidentiality, integrity and availability of clients’ data, as well as BlackLine’s internal information resources, managing incident response teams and also facilitating adherence to security industry best practices and regulatory compliance requirements.

Jill came to BlackLine in April 2022 with more than 25 years of cybersecurity experience working in both internal and customer-facing roles including serving over 15 years in CISO positions at Cheetah Digital, Mattel and BT Global Services. Previously, Jill served as a Special Agent for the FBI, assigned to the Cyber Crime Squad in the Los Angeles field office where she was the lead case agent for several high-profile cases, including the infamous Kevin Mitnick and MafiaBoy investigations. 

Jill holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Texas A&M University and is a licensed CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) and CISM (Certified Information Security Manager