BlackLine Founder & CEO Takes the No. 1 Spot on The SaaS Report’s 2017 List

LOS ANGELES – Oct. 5, 2017 – Therese Tucker, founder and CEO of financial automation software provider BlackLine, Inc. (Nasdaq: BL), has been named the ‘Top Woman Leader in SaaS’ (Software-as-a-Service) by The SaaS Report, a media outlet covering SaaS and related software markets.

Ms. Tucker was honored with the No. 1 spot on the 2017 list after making history in 2016 as the “first female founder/CEO to lead a VC (private equity)-backed Los Angeles start-up to its IPO,” according to the Los Angeles Times. Tucker founded the accounting software company in 2001, then spearheaded its shift to a 100 percent SaaS/cloud business model in late 2007.

Today, BlackLine has nearly 2,000 customers with users in over 130 countries. A recognized leader and inspiration for other entrepreneurs and young women looking to excel in business, Tucker has spoken several times at leading universities including Harvard, Columbia and NYU, as well as at many industry and investment conferences. She and BlackLine have earned many additional awards and accolades, including ‘CEO of the Year’, ‘IPO of the Year’ and ‘Europe Deal of the Year’ awards in just the last six months.

The Top 25 Women Leaders in SaaS list was compiled by the writers and editors of The SaaS Report based on key factors including company performance, industry recognition and influence, as well as overall impact on their organizations.


Ashley Dyer

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