BlackLine Names Visionary Industry, Education, Investment Thought Leaders to Advisory Board

FASB Advisor Chookaszian, UCLA Anderson Dean and Professor Hayn, Seasoned Tech VC Unterman To Help Bring Financial Software Provider to Next Level

Mar 08, 2011, 14:53 ET from BlackLine Systems

CALABASAS, Calif., March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Financial software provider BlackLine Systems has named leading accounting/finance, education and investment industry veterans to its newly created Advisory Board. Comprised of individuals renowned in their respective fields, BlackLine's Advisory Board will provide expertise and consultation in many areas, including strategic long-term planning, as the company continues to grow domestically and globally.


Inaugural members of the BlackLine Advisory Board include:

  • Dennis H. Chookaszian, Chairman of the Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council, the entity that advises the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB)
  • Carla Hayn, Ph.D., Professor of Accounting, UCLA Anderson School of Management, and Senior Associate Dean of the Executive and Fully Employed MBA Programs at UCLA
  • Tom Unterman, Founder & Managing Partner, Rustic Venture Partners, a leading VC firm with a core focus on identifying entrepreneurial technology and Internet companies with high-growth potential

Bringing together well-respected, seasoned industry leaders from diverse backgrounds, BlackLine CEO Therese Tucker seeks high-level strategic guidance and fresh ideas from these newly appointed advisors, as she grows the company.

"We made a concerted effort to bring together the top visionary leaders and strategic thinkers in their fields to help guide us as we take BlackLine to the next level," Therese Tucker, CEO, BlackLine Systems, said. "The experience, skills, knowledge, success and fresh perspective that each Advisory Board member offers will be instrumental in the continued growth and development of the company."

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About BlackLine

Founded in 2001, BlackLine Systems was the first to develop and offer a commercially available Balance Sheet Account Reconciliation solution. An experienced provider of software to companies from the Fortune 100 to beyond the Fortune 1,000, BlackLine provides quick-to-implement, scalable and easy-to-use applications that automate the entire financial close process to help improve financial controls for companies of all sizes. BlackLine software applications complement existing Enterprise Performance Management (EPM), Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems.

BlackLine offers clients its enterprise-class software in a simple and secure OnDemand/SaaS platform. With a proven track record and a commitment to customer success, BlackLine seeks to reduce the burden the financial close places on accounting and finance professionals. For more information, please visit

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