LOS ANGELES – June 9, 2016 – Alain Avakian, CTO of BlackLine, a leading provider of financial controls and automation solutions that enable ‘Continuous Accounting’, has been named ‘CTO of the Year’ by the Los Angeles Business Journal.
Mr. Avakian joined BlackLine in 2014 with more than 25 years of experience at several growing Internet companies where he was instrumental in providing the technology vision, strategy and leadership to help organizations scale their technology operations.
Avakian’s win highlights BlackLine’s commitment to performance and providing customers with exceptional service, as well as the tools they need, when they need them.
BlackLine currently maintains industry-leading application uptimes, putting the company’s performance in a league with the likes of Salesforce, Workday, Netsuite, Amazon Web Services and Concur. In addition, BlackLine has broken new ground in the area of data warehousing sharded by tenant by architecting and deploying a near real-time data warehouse –a first in the industry- and tripled the size of its development team in a highly competitive employment market.