Blackline Inc. in Woodland Hills has announced the appointment of an executive to oversee the company’s expansion into the Asia-Pacific region.
BlackLine said Terry Smagh is the new senior vice president. He will be based in Singapore. Smagh joined the accounting software provider from IBM Corp., where he worked in that company’s Asia-Pacific cloud and analytics business. His career also includes posts at software firms Qlik, Informatica and Oracle subsidiary Hyperion. Smagh is a graduate of Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, according to his LinkedIn profile.
Smagh’s experience with Asian cultures and business practices will be leveraged in his new role, Blackline Chief Operating Officer Marc Huffman said in a statement.
“Terry’s deep leadership experience and proven track record helping scale organizations throughout APAC will be invaluable as we look to grow and expand in Australia, the ASEAN countries and the broader Asia region,” Huffman said.
Blackline currently has more than 150 customers in the Asia-Pacific region, including Australian airline Qantas Airways and Australia and New Zealand Banking Group. The company announced last month that it had appointed former NetSuite sales executive Mark Woodhams to the role of senior vice president of global sales. He began his position July 1.
Shares of Blackline (BL) rose 29 cents, or about half a percent, on Tuesday to close at $44.74 on the Nasdaq.