BlackLine Names Visionary Industry, Education, Investment Thought Leaders to Advisory Board

FASB ADVISOR CHOOKASZIAN, UCLA ANDERSON DEAN AND PROFESSOR HAYN, SEASONED TECH VC UNTERMAN TO HELP BRING FINANCIAL SOFTWARE PROVIDER TO NEXT LEVEL

Calabasas, Calif. – March 8, 2011 – Financial software provider BlackLine Systems has named leading accounting/finance, education and investment industry veterans to its newly created Advisory Board. Comprised of individuals renowned in their respective fields, BlackLine’s Advisory Board will provide expertise and consultation in many areas, including strategic long-term planning, as the company continues to grow domestically and globally.

Inaugural members of the BlackLine Advisory Board include:
Bringing together well-respected, seasoned industry leaders from diverse backgrounds, BlackLine CEO Therese Tucker seeks high-level strategic guidance and fresh ideas from these newly appointed advisors, as she grows the company.

  • Dennis H. Chookaszian, Chairman of the Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council, the entity that advises the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB)
  • Carla Hayn, Ph.D., Professor of Accounting, UCLA Anderson School of Management, and Senior Associate Dean of the Executive and Fully Employed MBA Programs at UCLA
  • Tom Unterman, Founder & Managing Partner, Rustic Venture Partners, a leading VC firm with a core focus on identifying entrepreneurial technology and Internet companies with high-growth potential

“We made a concerted effort to bring together the top visionary leaders and strategic thinkers in their fields to help guide us as we take BlackLine to the next level,” Therese Tucker, CEO, BlackLine Systems, said. “The experience, skills, knowledge, success and fresh perspective that each Advisory Board member offers will be instrumental in the continued growth and development of the company.”

To view complete BlackLine Advisory Board member bios, please visit http://www.blackline.com/about-us/advisory-board/.

Media Contact:
Kimberly Uberti
Director of Corporate Communications
BlackLine Systems
310-721-6850
kimberly.uberti@blac

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 https://www.blackline.com/.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Ashley Dyer
Sr. Public Relations Manager
P. 818.936.7166
E: ashley.dyer@blackline.com