Pete Hirsch


Pete Hirsch serves as Zuora’s Chief Product and Technology Officer. He is a seasoned technology executive with more than 30 years of experience building and operating enterprise SaaS businesses at scale, with end-to-end ownership of product management, product development, and cloud infrastructure and operations in Finance, Accounting, and Procurement. Pete most recently served as BlackLine’s Chief Technology Officer, where he was responsible for the company’s products and technology groups. While at BlackLine, Pete led the modernization of the company’s architecture and move to the public cloud, the acquisition and integration of two companies in an expansion to multiple product lines, the introduction of organic new products, and a transformation to becoming an open platform company – all while supporting the accounting volumes, complexity, and scale of the world’s largest enterprises and driving revenue growth of over 260%. Prior to BlackLine, Pete served as the Executive Vice President of Technology & Operations at Ellie Mae, where he led a team of more than 900 in building out the backbone of the US mortgage industry – used in over 40% of all home loans in the US. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Architect at Ariba and then as Senior Vice President, Cloud Engineering & Technology at SAP and a member of SAP’s CTO Circle, following Ariba’s acquisition. He has also been a founder and early leader in several innovative technology start-ups. Pete holds both a master’s of science and a bachelor’s of science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California, where he graduated Valedictorian.