Former Blackline and Cornerstone OnDemand Head of Finance joins AuditBoard for next stage of growth, AuditBoard also expands operations with El Segundo location
LOS ANGELES, CA – September 5, 2018 – AuditBoard, a leading cloud-software platform for automating and transforming the way enterprises handle critical risk, audit, and compliance work, today announced the appointment of Karen Gift as the company’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Gift served as an advisor to the company prior to joining its executive leadership team.
Gift is an accomplished finance and accounting executive with more than fifteen years of global finance, accounting and operations experience, particularly in helping enterprise software-as-a-service (SaaS) companies scale from their early, capital-raising stages to public company offerings.
Prior to joining AuditBoard, Gift served as the Vice President of Finance for Blackline, a provider of cloud-based finance and accounting solutions. There, Gift played a key role in leading the company through its IPO and subsequent growth. Gift also held a Vice President of Finance role with talent management cloud software firm Cornerstone OnDemand. During her nine years with the company, Gift was instrumental in building and leading Cornerstone’s global finance organization throughout the company’s growth trajectory as it emerged as one of the world’s largest SaaS organizations.
To further the company’s hyper-growth over the past year, AuditBoard has expanded its Los Angeles operations by opening a new office in El Segundo. The company also recently announced it has raised $40 million in a Series B funding round led by global investment firm Battery Ventures.
“We’re honored to welcome Karen to our executive leadership team,” said Daniel Kim, co-founder and CEO of AuditBoard. “Her extensive financial expertise working with two of the fastest-growing enterprise SaaS companies, as well as her impressive track record developing and leading global finance, accounting and operations teams, will be invaluable as we continue to grow and evolve into an industry leader in the risk management software space.”
“I am very excited to join the AuditBoard team and help the company achieve its next level of growth,” said Gift. “I believe in the company’s solutions and market potential, and I look forward to working with the executive team as we focus on advancing product innovation, accelerating sales and marketing, and expanding our existing business partnerships.”
AuditBoard is the leading cloud-based platform transforming the way enterprises automate, collaborate and report in real-time on critical risk, audit and compliance workflows. AuditBoard offers a full suite of easy-to-use audit management and compliance solutions for SOX, controls management, operational audits, ERM and workflow management. AuditBoard’s clients include industry-leading pre-IPO to Fortune 50 companies looking to streamline their accounting and audit functions. For more information: www.auditboard.com.