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

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 Enabling customers to move beyond outdated processes and point solutions to a Continuous Accounting model, in which real-time automation, controls and period-end tasks are embedded within day-to-day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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