San Fernando Valley Business Journal Recognizes Mark Partin for Leading the Accounting Automation Software Company to an October 2016 IPO

LOS ANGELES - June 13, 2017 – Mark Partin,CFO of financial controls and automation software company BlackLine, Inc. (Nasdaq: BL), was named ‘CFO of the Year’ by the San Fernando Valley Business Journal (SFVBJ). The annual SFVBJ awards recognize the achievements of leading finance professionals in the region.

Mr. Partin was acknowledged for his leadership preparing BlackLine for the company’s October 2016 debut on the Nasdaq Global Select Market and for building a “best-in-class” finance organization that has consistently driven growth and leveraged efficiencies. The company and management team also were recently honored with the ‘IPO of the Year’ award by the Los Angeles Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG LA).

BlackLine is a leading provider of financial automation software solutions that enable Continuous Accounting, with over 1,800 organizations now using BlackLine’s cloud platform in more than 130 countries around the globe to automate traditionally manual, labor-intensive and spreadsheet-driven account reconciliation and financial close processes. BlackLine has been listed on the prestigious Inc. 5000 for the past nine years, the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 the past seven and the Software 500 for the past six.

Partin accepted the award last week at a ceremony held at The Garland Hotel in Los Angeles.

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 Enabling customers to move beyond outdated processes and point solutions to a Continuous Accounting model, in which real-time automation, controls and period-end tasks are embedded within day-to-day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


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