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TechRadar: Baptism of Fire: How to Survive the First Six Months as a New Tech CEO
Stepping into the role of CEO always comes with its challenges, but doing it in the middle of a global pandemic created a whole new set of circumstances for BlackLine CEO Marc Huffman. After seven years at Oracle and a decade and a half at Netsuite, Huffman became BlackLine’s second-ever CEO in January 2021.
“Having been involved in putting the pandemic strategy in place and communicating the plan to employees [before becoming CEO], I’m now fortunate to be able to help us emerge into a new era.”
While Huffman recognizes that company Founder Therese Tucker left big shoes to fill, he is confident that BlackLine’s leading platform and customer-centric approach will carry the organization into the future.
“As I look forward, I’m looking at our operations today and asking where they need to be in the next 24 months,” he said. “And also asking what we might use our balance sheet to acquire, to make sure our team is able to successfully solve the challenges of our customers: financial controllers.”