BlackLine Wins Gold at the 2015 American Business Awards

Financial automation software company CEO and Founder Therese Tucker named ‘Maverick of the Year’

**LOS ANGELES, June 30, 2015—**Therese Tucker, CEO and founder of BlackLine, was named ‘Maverick of the Year’ at the 13th Annual American Business Awards held last week in Chicago. Ms. Tucker was recognized for her accomplishments building BlackLine from the ground up into the leading provider of Enhanced Finance Controls and Automation software, with over 100,000 users across 1,100 global companies in over 100 countries around the world.

The American Business Awards, part of the Stevie Awards programs, honor an all-inclusive spectrum of American business people and organizations—from non-profits, emerging start-ups, major public companies and government agencies, to corner-office executives, corporate communicators, support staff and customer service teams. More than 3,300 nominations were submitted to The 2015 American Business Awards, and more than 200 executives nationwide participated in judging to determine this year’s Gold, Silver and Bronze winners.

Accounting/finance managers and compliance executives around the world use BlackLine’s Finance Controls and Automation Platform to automate traditionally manual, labor-intensive and spreadsheet-driven account reconciliation and financial close processes. BlackLine continues to add clients at an aggressive pace with a long list of mid-size and global companies including 25 of the Fortune 100 and 100 of the Fortune 500.

Ms. Tucker’s passion, persistence and effort have paid off with BlackLine recently ranking No. 14 on the 2015 list of the ‘50 Fastest’ Women-Owned/Led Companies in the world, as reported in The Wall St. Journal. In addition, 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, 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.

About The Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in six programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at