BlackLine Systems Hires EVP

Calabasas-based BlackLine Systems, which develops financial close software for companies, is expanding, saying today that it has hired on Greg Pond as an Executive Vice President at the firm. Pond has served at SunGard Data Systems, and started ADS Associates, which he sold to SunGard in 1997. Pond has been serving as an advisor to BlackLine Systems for the past six years; BlackLine founder Therese Tucker worked with Pond at ADS/SunGard.