How former SunGard exec went out on her own and founded a $1.7 billion cloud software company

Tom Paine

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Therese Tucker earned a computer science degree and was a programmer for a firm which then Wayne-based SunGard acquired in the 1980s. Eventually she became CTO of its treasury systems department. Seventeen years later, burnt out after leaving her job at SunGard, she started an entrepreneurial journey that resulted in her founding an LA-based cloud accounting software startup - BlackLine - that earlier this year successfully IPOd and is now worth $1.7 billion.

Read Inc.'s story about how she accomplished it .

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