BLACKLINE SYSTEMS FOUNDER NAMED AS FINALIST IN TWO CATEGORIES FOR PRESTIGIOUS STEVIE® AWARDS FOR WOMEN IN BUSINESS

ANNUAL HONORS RECOGNIZE OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENTS OF FEMALE EXECUTIVES, ENTREPRENEURS

Calabasas, Calif. – Nov. 17, 2008BlackLine Systems CEO and founder Therese Tucker has been named a Finalist in two categories in The 5th Annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business:

  • Fastest-Growing Company of the Year( run by a woman )
  • Best Entrepreneur, Non-Services business up to 100 Employees

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honor women executives, entrepreneurs and the companies they run – worldwide. Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word “crowned,” The Stevie Awards have been hailed as the world’s premier business awards. More than 1,200 entries were submitted for consideration in 50 categories this year. Winners were announced during a gala event at the Marriott Marquis hotel in New York City on Friday, Nov. 14.

Under Tucker’s direction, BlackLine Systems nearly tripled in growth in the past year and a half. In that timeframe, the company also added many household name companies to its client roster.

“Being named a Finalist in The Stevie Awards for Women in Business is an important achievement,” said Michael Gallagher, president of the Stevie Awards. “It means that independent business executives have agreed that the nominee is worthy of recognition.”

Finalists were chosen by business professionals worldwide during preliminary judging. Members of the Awards’ Board of Distinguished Judges & Advisors and their staffs selected Stevie Award Winners from among the Finalists during final judging.

“It’s a great honor to be recognized by a group of my peers,” Tucker said. “But, more important is the larger message that The Stevie Awards for Women in Business delivers: That women can challenge and inspire others and impart change in the world. The Stevies shatter pre-conceived notions as to what women can or should do.”

Details about The Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the list of Finalists and Winners in all categories can be found at The Stevie Awards( women ).

About The Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, The Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and The Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about The Stevie Awards at The Stevie Awards.

About BlackLine Systems
Founded in 2001, BlackLine Systems was the pioneer of Balance Sheet Account Reconciliation software applications. An experienced provider of enterprise software to Fortune 1,000 companies, BlackLine provides quick-to-implement, scalable and easy-to-use applications that, for the first time, automate the entire financial close process and help improve financial controls for companies of all sizes. BlackLine software applications complement and are an integral component of existing Enterprise Performance Management (EPM), Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems.

BlackLine offers customers a choice between enterprise or OnDemand delivery. With a proven track record and a commitment to customer success, BlackLine seeks to reduce the effort the financial close places on the CFO. For more information, please visit www.blackline.com

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Ashley Dyer
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E: ashley.dyer@blackline.com

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