BlackLine CEO Invited to Speak at 2014 LA Tech Summit on the Rise of B2B in SoCal

Enterprise-class finance controls and automation software company founder joins Mayor of Los Angeles, executives from event host Cornerstone OnDemand, Invoca, Tealium and Wells Fargo on speaker line-up

LOS ANGELES – Dec. 8, 2014 – Therese Tucker, CEO and Founder of finance controls and automation software company BlackLine, has been invited to speak this week at the 2014 LA Tech Summit, an annual event hosted by locally based cloud HR software leader Cornerstone OnDemand and featuring keynote speaker Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.

Known historically for its reign as the entertainment capital of the world, Los Angeles (LA) is quickly gaining ground as one of the most rapidly growing technology ecosystems in the country. A breeding ground for many of the world’s most successful consumer technology and digital media companies, LA is often overlooked for the great enterprise businesses headquartered in the region. Ms. Tucker will participate on a panel amongst other leading local cloud B2B (business-to-business) software company CEOs to discuss the rise of the B2B technology industry locally, as well as what it takes to build a successful enterprise-class technology company in Southern California.
What: “Beyond Consumer: The Rise of B2B in Southern California”
When: Thursday, Dec. 11th, 2014, 3:10 p.m. PST
Where: J.W. Marriott at LA Live
Featured Speakers:
Panel Moderator: Jason Maynard, equity research analyst, Wells Fargo

  • Therese Tucker, CEO, BlackLine

  • Jason Spievak, CEO, Invoca

  • Jeff Lunsford, CEO, Tealium

Under Ms. Tucker’s direction, BlackLine has made the Software 500 list of the world’s “largest and best performing” software companies for the past four years, the Deloitte Tech Fast 500™ for the past five years and the prestigious Inc.500/5000 for the past seven years in a row, joining the ranks of such companies as Jamba Juice, Microsoft and Patagonia.

In 2013, BlackLine partnered with Silver Lake Sumeru, the mid-market arm of leading technology-focused global private equity firm Silver Lake, to do a recapitalization of the company and drive its next phase of growth. Ms.Tucker will draw on her experience from the Silver Lake deal, as well as from her overall experience in building BlackLine from the ground up into the leading provider of Enhanced Finance Controls and Automation (EFCA) software.
LA Tech Summit is an annual event organized by Cornerstone OnDemand (NASDAQ: CSOD) to showcase the technology ecosystem in Los Angeles. Set in one of the fastest-growing and most diverse technology hubs in the United States, the LA Tech Summit brings together industry-leading executives, entrepreneurs and professionals to celebrate and support the unique innovations being built in Los Angeles. For more information, visit
BlackLine is the leader in Enhanced Finance Controls and Automation software and the only provider today offering a completely unified cloud platform—built from a single code base—that supports the entire close-to-disclose process, as well as a host of other key accounting and financial processes. BlackLine’s Finance Controls and Automation Platform increases business efficiency and visibility, while ensuring the highest degree of balance sheet integrity.

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