BlackLine Systems CEO 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. - October 19, 2009 - BlackLine Systems CEO and founder Therese Tucker has been named a Finalist in two categories in The 6th Annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business:

1. Fastest-Growing Company of the Year (run by a woman)
2. 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 1,100 entries were submitted for consideration in 54 categories this year. Winners will be announced during a gala event at the Marriott Marquis hotel in New York on Friday, Nov. 13.

Under Tucker’s direction, BlackLine Systems has doubled in growth in each of the past two years. In that timeframe, the company also added many Fortune 1,000 companies to its client roster and has expanded internationally.

“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 will select Stevie Award Winners from among the Finalists during final judging.

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

View the 2009 Finalists

About BlackLine

Founded in 2001, BlackLine Systems was the first to develop and offer a commercially available Balance Sheet Account Reconciliation solution. An experienced provider of software to companies from the Fortune 100 to beyond the Fortune 1,000, BlackLine provides quick-to-implement, scalable and easy-to-use applications that automate the entire financial close process to 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 clients its enterprise-class software in an easy to implement OnDemand/SaaS platform. 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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