Thomas Unterman, ’69, Named Lead Independent Director of BlackLine
BlackLine Announces Leadership Succession as it Drives Growth Strategy
BlackLine, Inc. (Nasdaq: BL) announced today that its Board of Directors has appointed founder, director and former Chief Executive Officer, Therese Tucker, and Board Chair, Owen Ryan, as Co-CEOs, effective immediately. In connection with these changes, Thomas Unterman, who has served as a director since 2010, has been named Lead Independent Director, and Mr. Ryan will remain Chair. Ms. Tucker and Mr. Ryan succeed Marc Huffman, who has agreed to serve as an advisor to the Company for the next year.
“BlackLine has significant growth prospects, and the Board decided that Therese and Owen are the right leaders to capitalize on the opportunities ahead for the benefit of BlackLine’s shareholders, customers, partners and employees,” said Mr. Unterman. “Therese has been BlackLine’s visionary and innovative product expert for the past two decades, and Owen is a proven financial and operations executive with nearly 12 years of CEO experience. We are confident that their complementary skillsets and backgrounds solidly position the Company for future growth and value creation.
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