BlackLine Systems CEO Up For Two Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards


Calabasas, Calif. - April 20, 2009 - Therese Tucker, CEO and founder of financial software provider BlackLine Systems is in the running for two prestigious Entrepreneur of the Year Awards, having made it past the qualifying rounds for both the Ernst & Young (E&Y) and Technology Council of Southern California (TCOSC) annual industry awards.

Ms. Tucker has been recognized by Ernst & Young as a 2009 Semi-Finalist for Entrepreneur of the Year in the Greater Los Angeles Region for her accomplishments in building BlackLine from the ground up into a profitable entity – doubling in revenues in each of the past two years. TCOSC has named Tucker one of just three Finalists selected for its 2009 Technology Industry Awards in the Entrepreneur of the Year category, which honors the head/founder of a technology company headquartered in Southern California who has demonstrated exemplary leadership in contributing to the growth of Southern California as a center for technology innovation.

Both E&Y and TCOSC evaluated nominees and their companies based on several selection criteria, such as management style/team building; corporate culture; personal and professional accomplishments; determination, ethics and drive; company profitability and fiscal resourcefulness; and product innovation. They also looked at the individual’s contribution to the local community and how he or she is helping to advance the technology industry in that community.

E&Y Finalists will be named in mid-May, with winners announced in late June. TCOSC is hosting its award dinner and reception on Thursday, April 30, at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel, downtown Los Angeles, where the winners will be announced.

About BlackLine

BlackLine is a provider of cloud-based solutions that transform Finance and Accounting (F&A) by automating, centralising and streamlining financial close operations, intercompany accounting processes and other key F&A processes for large and midsize enterprises.  Designed to complement ERP and other financial systems, BlackLine’s cloud platform increases operational efficiency, real-time visibility, control and compliance to ensure end-to-end financial close management and accounting automation.

BlackLine’s mission is to continuously improve the quality, accuracy and efficiency of Finance and Accounting by centralising key functions within a single, unified cloud platform. Enabling customers to move beyond outdated processes and point solutions to a Continuous Accounting model, in which real-time automation, controls and period-end tasks are embedded within day-to-day activities. BlackLine helps companies modernise accounting operations with intelligent automation, ensuring more accurate and insightful financial statements and a more efficient financial close.  To date more than 2,800 companies with users in over 130 countries around the world trust BlackLine to help ensure balance sheet integrity and confidence in their financial statements.

BlackLine is recognized by Gartner as a Leader in its 2019 Magic Quadrant for Cloud Financial Close Solutions.

Based in Los Angeles, BlackLine also has regional headquarters in London, Singapore and Sydney servicing its 14 global locations.For more information, please visit


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