BlackLine Systems Names New CTO

Los Angeles-based financial software developer BlackLine Systems said today that it has hired a new, Chief Technology Officer. According to the enterprise software company, it has named Alain Avakian as its CTO. Avakian joins the company from, where he had been for thirteen years; he had been one of the first employees of, having been at the company both through its acquisition by eBay and its acquisition by TPG/RentPath. He also has served at such companies at, Citysearch/Ticketmaster, and TCI/AND Interactive and Packard Bell.