John has served as a member of our Board of Directors since September 2013. He cofounded private equity firm Sumeru Equity Partners, where he has served as Managing Director since March 2014. Since February 2008, John has been a Managing Director for Silver Lake Sumeru, a middle-market investment group of Silver Lake, a global private equity firm and one of BlackLine’s investors. From June 2003 to February 2008, John served as Senior Vice President of Platform Software for Adobe Systems. He previously held roles as Senior Vice President of SMB Segment Operations for Hewlett Packard Company (NYSE: HP) and Principal and Associate Partner of Electronics and High-Tech Practice for Accenture Strategic Services. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors for ForeFlight, LLC, Influence Health, Inc. (formerly Medseek), Talend (Nasdaq:TLND), and Digital Reasoning Systems, Inc. He holds an M.B.A. from University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business and a B.A. in History from Yale University.