BlackLine CEO Named Semi-Finalist for Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Calabasas, Calif. – April 12, 2010 –Therese Tucker, CEO and founder of financial software provider BlackLine Systems, is in the running for an Ernst & Young (E&Y) Entrepreneur of the Year Award, having made it past the initial qualifying round for the prestigious annual industry awards.

Ms. Tucker has been recognized by Ernst & Young as a 2010 Semi-Finalist for Entrepreneur of the Year in the Greater Los Angeles Region for her accomplishments in building BlackLine from the ground up and contributing to the growth of Southern California as a center for technology innovation.

An independent judging panel comprised of regional business, academic and community leaders evaluated nominees 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; product innovation; and contribution to the local community.

E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year Finalists will be named in mid-May, with winners announced on June 22 at a gala event at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

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 accounting and finance professionals. For more information, please visit

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