Therese Tucker to Share First-Hand Experience, Advice on Negotiating Skills Learned Building Finance Controls and Automation Software Company from the Ground Up

LOS ANGELES – May 26, 2016 – BlackLine CEO Therese Tucker has been invited to speak next week at CohnReznick LLP’s Executive Women’s Forum on a panel entitled “Playing to Win: The Art and Power of Negotiation.”

Mastering the art of successful negotiation can be the game changer when it comes to opportunity, advancement and higher compensation. In this session, panelists will candidly share the triumphs, disappointments, fears and best practices they have personally experienced as they have honed and mastered negotiation. Ms. Tucker will draw on her experience building BlackLine from the ground up into a leading global provider of enhanced finance controls and automation (EFCA) software.

What: Playing to Win: The Art and Power of Negotiation

When: Thursday, June 2nd, 2016, 5 to 7:30 p.m. PDT

Where: Luxe Hotel, 11461 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles

Featured panelists:

  • Sheryl Cefali, managing director, Duff & Phelps
  • Sarah Roth, partner, Riverside Company
  • Margaret Shanley, principal, Transactional Advisory Services, CohnReznick
  • Therese Tucker, CEO, BlackLine

The session will be moderated by Stephanie Blondell, JD, assistant director, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution and assistant professor of Law at Pepperdine University. Lise L. Luttgens, CEO of the Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles (GSGLA), will give an introduction upfront.

A portion of ticket sales from the event will be donated to GSGLA, which serves more than 40,000 girls K-12 throughout the greater Los Angeles County.

CohnReznick LLP is one of the top accounting, tax and advisory firms in the United States. The Executive Women’s Forum is focused on promoting education, communication and business development opportunities among women business leaders and decision makers. For more information or to register, go here.

About BlackLine

BlackLine is a leading provider of Enhanced Finance Controls and Automation (EFCA) software and the only one that offers a unified cloud platform supporting the entire close-to-disclose process. BlackLine’s EFCA Platform helps midsize companies and large enterprises improve the accuracy and reliability of their financial reporting, achieve process efficiencies and improve visibility into their Finance & Accounting (F&A) operations. The platform enables customers to move beyond outdated processes and point solutions to a ‘Continuous Accountingmodel. With Continuous Accounting, real-time automation, controls and period-end tasks are embedded within day-to-day activities, allowing the rigid accounting calendar to more closely mirror the broader business.

Delivered through a scalable and highly secure cloud model and built from a single code base, the BlackLine platform supports many key F&A processes including the financial close, account reconciliations, intercompany accounting and controls assurance, fueling confidence throughout the entire accounting cycle. Through BlackLine’s cloud analytics software, BlackLine Insights, CFOs access real-time data to benchmark, analyze and improve the efficiency and performance of their F&A organizations. The software utilizes live, aggregated and anonymized data collected from BlackLine customers.

In an era of ever-increasing business complexity, transaction volumes and stringent regulatory requirements, BlackLine’s platform is purpose-built to transform and modernize mission-critical F&A processes—with enterprise-grade accuracy, automation and transparency. More than 135,000 users across 1,400 companies in approximately 100 countries depend upon BlackLine to increase accountant productivity and elevate controls and compliance functions to Modern Finance status.

BlackLine complements existing enterprise systems for Corporate Performance Management, Governance Risk and Compliance and Enterprise Resource Planning. The BlackLine Financial Close Suite for SAP® Solutions is an SAP-endorsed business solution, joining the ranks of fewer than 40 other software offerings. BlackLine also is an SAP Gold Partner, Oracle Gold Partner, and participates in the partner programs of NetSuite and several other ERP providers.

BlackLine global headquarters are in Los Angeles, with regional headquarters in London, Singapore and Sydney. For more information or to see a complete list of offices, please visit


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