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BlackLine Board Names Owen Ryan Chair; Adds Experienced Leaders to BOD

Bruny Rios, CAO at Dell, and Amit Yoran, CEO and chairman at Tenable, bring extensive industry, digital finance transformation, compliance and cybersecurity experience to accounting automation software leader

BlackLine, Inc. (Nasdaq: BL) announced today that former Deloitte Advisory CEO Owen Ryan has been elected board chair, effective January 1st, 2023.  A member of BlackLine’s board of directors since 2018, Mr. Ryan will continue to draw on his extensive boardroom and leadership experience in his new role. 

Serving as BlackLine’s lead outside director since May 2022, Ryan assumed the chair role as part of a planned succession from BlackLine Founder and former CEO Therese Tucker, who served as the board’s executive chair from January 2021 to December 2022.  Ms. Tucker remains a member of the board.

“The BlackLine board of directors is so appreciative of Therese’s leadership as executive chair over the past two years, and we are thrilled that her work as a leader in BlackLine and as a board member will continue,” said Ryan.  “As chair, I look forward to furthering the work of the board and working with our CEO Marc Huffman as we continue to build and grow this great company.”

Tucker added, “I’m grateful that we have such a strong board leader in Owen and CEO in Marc as I transition out of the executive chair role.  I plan to continue to put my passion for BlackLine and our customers to work as we drive product innovation.”

Also effective January 1st 2023, Bruny Rios, chief accounting officer (CAO) of Dell Technologies, and Amit Yoran, CEO and chairman of cybersecurity company Tenable, have joined the board.  Ms. Rios’ and Mr. Yoran’s combined professional and industry experience will help support BlackLine’s long-term growth strategy.

“As a CAO, I am well-versed in not only the importance of modernizing the accounting function, but also its challenges,” said Rios.  “I’ve seen the power of BlackLine and am eager to contribute to the continued growth of BlackLine by sharing my customer perspective.”

“BlackLine has always prioritized innovation in how companies think about their accounting processes and systems,” said Yoran.  “I look forward to sharing my experiences in rapidly scaling a growth company as well as contributing to the company’s ongoing commitment to world-class security, safeguards and compliance controls.”

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