Cloud enterprise expert Mel Zeledon has recently joined BlackLine, Inc. Zeledon will act as Senior Vice President of channels & alliances and will drive partner chain programs internationally. Driving alliances, resellers, technology, and outsourcing partnership will be handled by him.
With more than 35 years of experience in the enterprise software and service industry and the past 20 years with SaaS leaders, Zeledon has joined BlackLine with an agenda to revamp the company’s strategy. Previously, he was acting as vice president of global channels at financial and HR SaaS leader, Workday, where his key role was to modernize Workday Adaptive Planning Solution Provider Partner Program. During his tenure, Zeledon brought over 40% (YoY) annual sourced revenues to the company. Before Workday, Zeledon was acting as VP of channels and mid-market at IBM and brought $500 million per year in revenue through business partners and channels. Furthermore, Zeledon has also worked in Adaptive Insights, Cognos, Hyperion Solutions, Siebel Systems, and tech companies such as SAP.
Marc Huffman, BlackLine President, and Chief Operating Officer congratulated Zeledon and said “Mel has a successful track record building, scaling and leading partner programs globally for a wide range of technology firms, from start-ups to large Fortune 100 companies, as well as across the gamut of channel and alliance partners including global consulting and advisory firms, resellers, systems integrators, managed service providers and independent software vendors,”
Over this, Zeledon replied, “It’s exciting to be joining a fast-growing company with a huge, untapped market opportunity that is also absolutely committed to scaling high-quality partnerships to grow and enhance customer experience and success”. He said, “I look forward to leveraging BlackLine’s partner ecosystem to continue to enable customers to achieve their business objectives by helping them take advantage of best-of-breed cloud accounting software tools, along with complementary partner solutions and services”