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Blackline Inc (BL.OQ)

BL.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

John Brennan

54 2013 Independent Chairman of the Board

Therese Tucker

57 2001 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Mark Partin

51 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer

Marc Huffman

48 2018 Chief Operating Officer

Patrick Villanova

2019 Chief Accounting Officer

Karole Morgan-Prager

56 2015 Chief Legal and Administrative Officer, Secretary

Owen Ryan

2018 Director

Mario Spanicciati

38 2018 Director

Mika Yamamoto

46 2019 Director

Jason Babcoke

46 2013 Independent Director

William Griffith

47 2013 Independent Director

Graham Smith

59 2015 Independent Director

Kevin Thompson

53 2017 Independent Director

Thomas Unterman

74 2010 Independent Director

Maria Riley

2018 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

John Brennan

Mr. John Brennan is an Independent Chairman of the Board of Blackline Inc. Mr. Brennan has served as a member of our board of directors since September 2013 and is the Chairman of our board of directors. Mr. Brennan cofounded Sumeru Equity Partners, a private equity firm and has served as Managing Director since March 2014. Since February 2008, Mr. Brennan has served as a Managing Director for Silver Lake Sumeru, a middle-market investment group of Silver Lake, a global private equity firm. From June 2003 to February 2008, Mr. Brennan served as Senior Vice President of Platform Software for Adobe Systems Incorporated, a computer software company. Mr. Brennan served as Senior Vice President of SMB Segment Operations for Hewlett Packard Company, an information technology company, from April 2000 to June 2003 and as Principal and Associate Partner of Electronics and High-Tech Practice for Accenture Strategic Services, a management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, from August 1991 to March 1999. Currently, Mr. Brennan serves as a member of the board of directors for ForeFlight, LLC, Influence Health, Inc. (formerly Medseek), Talend, Digital Reasoning Systems, Inc. and Buildium, LLC. Mr. Brennan holds an M.B.A. from University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business and a B.A. in History from Yale University. Mr. Brennan is a designee of Silver Lake Sumeru. Mr. Brennan brings valuable management experience as well as experience in venture capital investing and knowledge of technology companies to the board of directors.

Therese Tucker

Ms. Therese Tucker is the Chief Executive Officer and Director of Blackline Inc. Ms. Tucker is our founder and has served as our Chief Executive Officer and a member of our board of directors since August 2001. Prior to founding the Company, Ms. Tucker served as Chief Technology Officer for SunGard Treasury Systems, Inc., a provider of software solutions and information technology services, from 1998 to 2001. Ms. Tucker holds a B.S. in Computer Science and Mathematics from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Ms. Tucker is a valuable member of our board of directors, possessing over 25 years of experience in the finance and technology industry and the operational insight and expertise she has accumulated as our founder and Chief Executive Officer.

Mark Partin

Mr. Mark Partin is the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Blackline Inc. Mr. Partin has served as our Chief Financial Officer since January 2015 and as our Treasurer since February 2015. Prior to joining us, Mr. Partin served as the Chief Financial Officer for Fiberlink Communications Corporation (now MaaS360, an IBM Company), an Enterprise Mobility Management company from 2005 to 2014. From 1995 to 2005, Mr. Partin served in various senior financial roles for companies such as Headhunter.net, Inc. (now Careerbuilder.com), Contour Medical, Inc. (acquired by Sun Healthcare Group, Inc.), American Health Imaging, and Williams Group International. From 1991 to 1995, Mr. Partin was a CPA and auditor with Arthur Andersen & Co. in Atlanta, Ga. Mr. Partin holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.S. in business administration from the University of Tennessee.

Marc Huffman

Mr. Marc E. Huffman is the Chief Operating Officer of Blackline Inc. Mr. Huffman previously served as President, Worldwide Sales and Distribution at NetSuite (now a business unit of Oracle) from April 2014 until February 2018. Prior to that, Mr. Huffman served as NetSuite’s Senior Vice President of North American Verticals, Channels and APAC from 2010 to April 2014. From 2008 to 2010, Mr. Huffman served as NetSuite’s Senior Vice President of Sales, North America. From December 2003 to 2008, Mr. Huffman served as NetSuite’s Vice President of Sales. Prior to joining NetSuite, Mr. Huffman served as a director of sales responsible for Canada and the central U.S. at Oracle Corporation. Mr. Huffman holds a B.S. in business management with emphasis on marketing from California State University, Chico. Mr. Huffman also serves on the board of directors of Channel Advisor Corporation, a provider of software-as-a-service solutions that help retailers and branded manufacturers improve their online performance. Mr. Huffman holds a B.S. with emphasis on marketing from California State University, Chico.

Patrick Villanova

Mr. Patrick Villanova is Chief Accounting Officer of the Company. Villanova joined BlackLine in 2015 as corporate controller and serves as the company's principal accounting officer. In 2016, he led BlackLine's global accounting function through a successful initial public offering. Villanova began his career in public accounting spending more than 16 years at audit and accounting advisory leader PwC. Villanova holds a Bachelor's degree from the University of Notre Dame with a double major in Accounting and Computer Applications.

Karole Morgan-Prager

Ms. Karole R. Morgan-Prager is the Chief Legal and Administrative Officer and Secretary of Blackline Inc. Ms. Morgan-Prager has served as our Chief Legal Officer since May 2015 and as our Secretary since August 2015 and was named Chief Legal and Administrative Officer in October 2016. Prior to joining us, Ms. Morgan-Prager served as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of McClatchy Company, a newspaper and internet publisher, from July 1995 to May 2015. She was named Vice President of The McClatchy Company in May 1998 and Vice President, Corporate Development in May 2012. From November 1992 to June 1995, Ms. Morgan-Prager served as Associate General Counsel for The Times Mirror Company, a newspaper publishing company that was acquired by Tribune Co. From October 1987 to October 1992, Ms. Morgan-Prager was an Associate with the law firm Morrison & Foerster, working on corporate securities matters. Ms. Morgan-Prager holds a J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles and a B.A. in Journalism and Political Science from University of Nevada.

Owen Ryan

Mr. Owen Ryan is Director of the company. Since 2018 Mr. Ryan has worked as the Chief Strategy Officer of Geller & Company, a strategic financial advisory and wealth management company. From 2016 to 2017, Mr. Ryan served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of AEGIS Insurance, a mutual insurance company. Prior to joining AEGIS Insurance, Mr. Ryan was Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer of Deloitte Advisory, a financial advisory company, from 2008 until 2016. Mr. Ryan holds a B.S. from New Jersey City University and an M.B.A. from Columbia University, and is a certified public accountant.

Mario Spanicciati

Mr. Mario Spanicciati is Director of Blackline Inc. Previously, Mr. Spanicciati served as our Chief Marketing Officer from October 2016 to September 2018, and as our Executive Vice President and as our Chief Strategy Officer from August 2015 to October 2016. He has been a member of our board of directors since September 2013. Prior to joining us, Mr. Spanicciati served as an Analyst for Merrill Lynch’s Private Banking & Investment Group, a division of Merrill Lynch that offers personalized wealth management products and services. Mr. Spanicciati holds a B.S. in Hotel Administration from Cornell University.

Mika Yamamoto

Ms. Mika Yamamoto has been appointed as Director of the company, Effective April 01, 2019. Ms. Yamamoto has served as Vice President/ GM of Marketo, an Adobe Company, since November 2018. Ms. Yamamoto previously served as the Global President of Marketo, Inc. from August 2018 until Adobe’s acquisition of Marketo, Inc. From June 2016 to August 2018, Ms. Yamamoto worked at SAP, an enterprise business application company, first as Chief Marketing Officer and most recently as Chief Digital Marketing Officer. Prior to joining SAP, Ms. Yamamoto worked as Head of Marketing & Merchandising at Amazon, a retail and cloud computing company, from October 2015 to May 2016. Prior to joining Amazon Ms. Yamamoto served as Growth Officer and Strategist at Drumroll from January 2013 to October 2015. Ms. Yamamoto holds a Bachelor of Commerce, Economics and Marketing from Queen’s University.

Jason Babcoke

Mr. Jason Babcoke is an Independent Director of Blackline Inc. Mr. Babcoke has served as a member of our board of directors since September 2013. Mr. Babcoke has served as a Managing Director of Sumeru Equity Partners, a private equity firm, since March 2014. Since July 2011, Mr. Babcoke has served as a Principal for Silver Lake Sumeru, a middle-market investment group of Silver Lake, a global private equity firm. From August 2008 to July 2011, Mr. Babcoke worked at Symphony Technology Group, a private equity firm. From July 2004 to August 2006, Mr. Babcoke served as a Senior Manager for Life Technologies, a biotech company. From February 2001 to March 2004, Mr. Babcoke served as Director of Engineering for Angstron Systems, Inc., a nano-deposition technology company, acquired by Novellus. From July 2000 to January 2001, Mr. Babcoke served as a Venture Capital Associate for The Spark Group, a technology-focused investment group. Currently, Mr. Babcoke serves as a member of the board of directors for Buildium, LLC. Mr. Babcoke holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, an M.S. in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from University of California, Berkeley. Mr. Babcoke is a designee of Silver Lake Sumeru.

William Griffith

Mr. William J.G. Griffith, IV is an Independent Director of Blackline Inc. Mr. Griffith has served as a member of our board of directors since September 2013. Since January 2013, Mr. Griffith has served as a partner of ICONIQ Capital Group, L.P., the parent company of an independent SEC Registered Investment Advisor and one of our Principal Stockholders. From January 2012 to December 2012, Mr. Griffith was a private investor. From August 2000 to December 2011, Mr. Griffith was employed by Technology Crossover Ventures, a private equity and venture capital firm, and served as a General Partner starting in 2003. Prior to joining Technology Crossover Ventures, Mr. Griffith served as an Associate for Beacon Group Ventures, a private equity firm acquired by JP Morgan Chase & Co. Before joining Beacon Group Ventures, Mr. Griffith served as an Investment Banking Analyst at Morgan Stanley, a financial services company. Currently, Mr. Griffith serves as a Board member for Age of Learning, Inc. and Procore Technologies, Inc. Mr. Griffith holds an M.B.A. from Stanford University Graduate School of Business and an A.B. in History and Engineering from Dartmouth College. Mr. Griffith is a designee of Iconiq. Mr. Griffith brings valuable experience to the board of directors, both as an investment professional in the technology industry and as a result of his service as a board member for private and publicly traded companies.

Graham Smith

Mr. Graham V. Smith is an Independent Director of Blackline Inc. Mr. Smith has served as a member of our board of directors since May 2015. Mr. Smith served as Executive Vice President of Salesforce, Inc., a provider of customer relationship management software from April 2015 to June 2015. He also served as Salesforce, Inc.’s Executive Vice President, Finance from August 2014 to March 2015, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from March 2008 to August 2014, and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Designate from December 2007 to March 2008. From January 2003 to December 2007, Mr. Smith served as Chief Financial Officer of Advent Software, Inc., a provider of portfolio accounting software. Mr. Smith has served as a member of the board of directors for Splunk Inc., a provider of operational intelligence software, since July 2011, MINDBODY, Inc., a provider of software to the wellness industry, since February 2015, Xero, Inc., a provider of online accounting software, since February 2015 and Citrix Systems, Inc., a provider of workplace software, since December 2015. Mr. Smith holds a B.Sc. in Economics and Politics from University of Bristol in England and qualified as a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Mr. Smith brings valuable experience to our board of directors, including his experience in the software industry and service as an executive and a director for publicly traded companies, where he has served on various committees and held leadership roles.

Kevin Thompson

Mr. Kevin B. Thompson is Independent Director of Blackline Inc, effective October 1, 2017. Since March 2010, Mr. Thompson has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of SolarWinds Inc., an enterprise information technology infrastructure management software company, or SolarWinds, and has held several other positions since he joined SolarWinds in July 2006. Mr. Thompson has served as Chairman of the board of directors of SolarWinds since October 2018. Prior to joining SolarWinds, Mr. Thompson served as Chief Financial Officer of Surgient, Inc., a software company, as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of SAS Institute, a business intelligence software company, and as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Red Hat, Inc., an enterprise software company. Currently, Mr. Thompson serves on the board of directors of Instructure, Inc., an educational technology company. Previously, Mr. Thompson served on the board of directors of Barracuda Networks, Inc., a data security and storage company, from September 2013 to June 2016, and the board of directors of NetSuite Inc., a business management software company, from September 2006 to November 2016. Mr. Thompson holds a B.B.A. from the University of Oklahoma.

Thomas Unterman

Mr. Thomas E. Unterman is an Independent Director of Blackline Inc. Mr. Unterman has served as a member of our board of directors since 2010. Since September 1999, Mr. Unterman has served as Partner for Rustic Canyon Partners, an early stage venture capital firm, which he founded in September 1999. From August 1992 to December 1999, Mr. Unterman served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of The Times Mirror Company, a newspaper publishing company that was acquired by Tribune Co. Currently, Mr. Unterman serves as Chairman of the Board of the California Community Foundation and UCLA Technology Development Corp. He is a Trustee of the California State Teachers Retirement System and a Director of several Los Angeles community based non-profit companies. He also serves as a director for several of the Rustic Canyon portfolio companies and Praedicat, a private company. Mr. Unterman holds a J.D. from University of Chicago and a B.A. from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public Affairs at Princeton University. Mr. Unterman is a valuable member of our board of directors, bringing substantial experience as an executive officer of a public company, as an investment professional and as a director of private technology companies. We also believe that Mr. Unterman brings historical knowledge and continuity to the board of directors.

Maria Riley