BlackLine CEO Invited to Speak on ‘SaaS Metrics’ at 10th Annual Pacific Crest Emerging Tech Summit

Finance controls and automation software company founder Therese Tucker joins all-star conference line-up including SaaS/Cloud and Big Data experts from FireEye, NetSuite and VMware

LOS ANGELES – March 2, 2015 – BlackLine CEO and Founder Therese Tucker has been invited to speak this week at the Pacific Crest 10th Annual Emerging Technology Summit in San Francisco. The 2-day event hosted by the full-service investment bank Pacific Crest Securities will feature keynote speeches from senior executives of industry-leading SaaS (Software-as-a-Service)/cloud companies including FireEye, NetSuite and VMware.

Drawing on her experience providing BlackLine’s cloud platform for finance controls and automation to global clients, Ms. Tucker will participate on a panel entitled “SaaS Metrics” as part of a single-day track focused on “SaaS & Big Data: Reshaping the World of Enterprise.” Other panelists include the CEO of customer success tracking software company Gainsight, CFO of recruiting software provider iCIMS and venture capitalist Glenn Solomon of GGVC. The panel will be moderated by Pacific Crest Partner David Spitz.

Under Ms. Tucker’s direction, BlackLine’s revenues have been up more than 50 percent annually on a consistent basis for more than eight years. BlackLine has made the Software 500 list of the world’s “largest and best performing” software companies for the past four years, the Deloitte Technology 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.

BlackLine also recently announced it has surpassed the 1,000-client mark as a number of new mid-size and enterprise organizations embraced the BlackLine financial automation platform in 2014 including British Gas, Elsevier, Hubbell, JetBlue,Kmart Australia, Sky City Entertainment and T-Mobile. These new customers join an already impressive list of BlackLine client companies around the world that are using the leading cloud platform to transform their existing Finance & Accounting departments into leading-edge Modern Finance organizations.

About Pacific Crest’s Emerging Technology Summit

Pacific Crest’s 10th Annual Emerging Technology Summit is the marquee event for investors and companies at the leading edge of technology. The Summit brings together technology’s foremost investors and the founders and leaders of the industry’s most disruptive private and public companies. The Emerging Technology Summit is organized as four single-day conferences focusing on Digital Media & Commerce; Cloud, Security and Communications Infrastructure; SaaS & Big Data; and, Industrial Technology and Energy. Each conference is an investigation of the catalysts, people and companies driving the next wave of disruptive technologies and business models that will deliver outsized value for their customers, employees and shareholders. In addition to the conferences, Pacific Crest’s Mosaic team will host a series of private thematic sessions for institutional investors during the Emerging Technology Summit. The invitation-only event takes place March 3 & 4, 2015 at the Park Central San Francisco.

About BlackLine

BlackLine is the leader in Enhanced Finance Controls and Automation (EFCA) 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 is designed to help mid-size companies and large enterprises alike improve controls, lower compliance risks and gain greater efficiencies and visibility by automating and optimizing a wide range of processes across the entire ‘Modern Finance’ organization.

Delivered through a scalable and highly secure cloud model, BlackLine empowers more than 1,000 global companies, including at least 25 of the Fortune 100 and 100 of the Fortune 500, to reduce the time and resources required to execute month-end closing with unparalleled accuracy, fueling confidence throughout the entire accounting cycle. With more than 100,000 users in over 100 countries, BlackLine complements existing Corporate Performance Management (CPM), Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems.

Although BlackLine is ERP-agnostic, the BlackLine Financial Close Suite for SAP® Solutions is an SAP-endorsed business solution – joining the ranks of fewer than 40 other software offerings globally that are endorsed by the enterprise application software leader. BlackLine also is an SAP Gold Partner, Oracle Gold Partner and participates in the partner programs of NetSuite and several other ERP providers.

Company headquarters are in Los Angeles, with offices in Atlanta, Chicago, London, Melbourne, New York City and Sydney. For more information, please visit


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