Alliance for SoCal Innovation to feature fireside chat with Therese Tucker and Susan Otto

LOS ANGELES – April 15, 2019 – Therese Tucker, CEO and founder of accounting automation software leader BlackLine, Inc. (Nasdaq: BL), and Susan Otto, chief people officer, have been invited to speak later this month at the 2019 Diversity Innovation Forum put on by the Alliance for SoCal Innovation.

Ms. Tucker and Ms. Otto will participate in a fireside chat designed to highlight the importance of diversity and inclusion in the workplace to drive innovation and sustainable growth. Tucker will draw on her experience building BlackLine into a market leader that is predicated on providing an employee-centric, diverse and inclusive culture. Otto will offer insight and best practices regarding successful and practical programs and initiatives she’s implemented based on her more than 20 years of experience building and leading successful human resources organizations at mid-size and large companies across multiple industries.

BlackLine has been recognized as one of the country’s ‘Best Workplaces’ many times in a series of rankings put out each year by consulting firm Great Place to Work® in conjunction with Fortune magazine.

The 2019 Diversity Innovation Forum takes place Tuesday, April 30th, at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. For more information or to register, please go here.

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 Enabling customers to move beyond outdated processes and point solutions to a Continuous Accounting model, in which real-time automation, controls and period-end tasks are embedded within day-to-day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