BlackLine Systems EVP Mario Spanicciati Invited to Speak at Cornell University Entrepreneurship Conference
CORNELL GRADUATE ON PANEL TO DISCUSS STRATEGIES FOR BUILDING SUCCESSFUL TECH COMPANIES
LOS ANGELES – April 16, 2012 – BlackLine Systems Executive Vice President of Operations Mario Spanicciati has been invited to speak at Celebration 2012, Cornell University’s Annual Entrepreneurship Conference, scheduled for the end of this week at the Cornell campus in Ithaca, New York.
Spanicciati, a Cornell graduate, will participate on a panel entitled “The Vital and Sometimes Confounding Role of the Techie,” which will highlight strategies and best practices for building and running successful technology companies. Spanicciati will draw on his experience working alongside BlackLine CEO and Founder Therese Tucker since the early days to build the company into the leading provider of software to automate the account reconciliation and financial close processes.
Celebration is hosted by Entrepreneurship@Cornell, Cornell’s university-wide program that helps create and promote entrepreneurial education, events, experiential learning opportunities, and commercialization. This year’s conference is expected to bring together more than 500 students, alumni, faculty and other community and business leaders.
BlackLine revenues were up by more than 50 percent in 2009, 2010 and 2011. The 2009 growth follows three sequential previous years where the company’s revenues doubled. In 2011, BlackLine was named a Red Herring 100 Global Winner – recognizing the company as one of the ‘most innovative and promising’ tech ventures in the world. Most recently, BlackLine was named to Software Magazine’s prestigious annual list of the 500 largest software and service providers in the world.
BlackLine continues to add clients at an aggressive pace with a long list of household name companies already on board including AT&T, Boeing, H.J. Heinz, Northrop Grumman, Starkist, United Airlines and Whirlpool, to name a few.
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 existing Enterprise Performance Management (EPM), Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems.
BlackLine offers clients its enterprise-class software in a simple and secure OnDemand/SaaS platform. With a proven track record and a commitment to customer success, BlackLine seeks to reduce the burden the financial close places on accounting and finance professionals. For more information, please visit www.blackline.com.
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Director of Corporate Communications