LOS ANGELES - June 19, 2018 –BlackLine, Inc.’s (Nasdaq: BL) top-two finance executives have been recognized for their leadership during the financial automation software company’s first full year as a public company. Chief Financial Officer Mark Partin was named ‘CFO of the Year’ with Patrick Villanova, corporate controller and principal accounting officer, honored as ‘Rising Star of the Year’ at the 2018 Chief Financial Officer and Human Resources Awards presented by the San Fernando Valley Business Journal last week in Los Angeles.
Mr. Partin was acknowledged for preparing BlackLine for the company’s October 2016 debut on the Nasdaq and for since continuing to build a ‘best-in-class’ finance organization that has consistently driven growth and leveraged efficiencies. Mr. Villanova also was acknowledged for his leadership during and since the company’s IPO, including his focus on internal controls and commitment to operational excellence.
BlackLine’s finance controls and automation platform enables Continuous Accounting, an advance over the traditional record-to-report process where real-time automation, controls and period-end tasks are embedded within day-to-day activities allowing companies to continually capture, validate and analyze financial data in a timely and precise manner. Over 200,000 users across more than 2,200 companies in approximately 150 countries presently employ BlackLine’s products and solutions to help increase accountant productivity, reduce risk, elevate controls and compliance functions and modernize their Finance and Accounting operations.