Digital finance transformation leader expands leadership team, adding former Automation Anywhere CIO to oversee IT and InfoSec, scale internal cloud operations, and lead AI initiatives
BlackLine, Inc. (Nasdaq: BL) announced today that Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and intelligent automation industry veteran Sumit Johar has joined the company as chief information officer (CIO), effective Feb. 12th. Reporting to Co-CEO Therese Tucker, Johar will oversee Information Technology and Information Security globally for the digital finance transformation leader.
“Sumit’s extensive SaaS and intelligent automation experience, coupled with his deep knowledge of emerging technology and AI, aligns perfectly with our vision and will prove invaluable in fostering innovation and bringing a competitive edge to our global business operations,” said Tucker. “With Sumit on the executive leadership team, we are poised to advance and accelerate our own digital transformation and scale operations, so we remain best equipped to deliver on our mission as the premier accounting and finance platform for the Office of the CFO.”
Johar comes to BlackLine with more than 20 years of enterprise cloud experience spanning applications, infrastructure, cybersecurity, data governance and engineering, and automation. He most recently served as CIO at Automation Anywhere, a leading provider of AI-powered intelligent automation solutions. Previously he was CIO at enterprise mobile security provider MobileIron where in just his first two years, he significantly reduced operational costs while making room for digital transformation initiatives. Before that, he led Enterprise Applications at TIBCO Software for 10 years and also has held management-level consulting and engineering positions at Wipro and Infosys.
“Generative AI and other emerging technologies have put fuel on the fire for IT innovation, creating endless opportunities for CIOs to transform business operations,” said Johar. “I look forward to taking BlackLine’s IT infrastructure, business intelligence, and business applications to the next level with leading-edge AI and automation technologies that will enable our global workforce to perform at an even higher level, ultimately supporting BlackLine’s leadership in the digital finance transformation market.”
Johar holds a Bachelor of Technology degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra.
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