Join us at Yankee Stadium!

On September 8th, Rimini Street will be hosting an exclusive event at Yankee Stadium where you will get to meet legendary Yankees players Bucky Dent, Mickey Rivers, and GM Brian Cashman. Not only will you be sitting behind the home plate in luxury suites, you will also get to take a private tour of the Yankees Hall of Fame. Stay for more fun, food, and beverages while you watch the game!

WHERE: Yankee Stadium
WHEN: Thursday, September 8, 2022

  • 4:00pm: Arrival (access will close at 4:30pm)
  • 4:30pm: Discussion - Transformation During Disruption
  • 5:30pm: Yankees Hall of Fame Tour
  • 7:00pm: Meet & Greet with Legendary Yankees
  • 7:05pm: Game in Suite

Speakers:

Seth Ravin
Seth Ravin
CEO
Rimini Street

Mr. Ravin is a 30-year enterprise software industry veteran who pioneered the independent enterprise software support industry. In 2005, The Enterprise Software Observer named Mr. Ravin one of the 25 next-generation leaders of the enterprise software industry. In 2010, Mr. Ravin was featured in Deal Architect CEO Vinnie Mirchandani’s new book, The New Polymath: Profiles in Compound-Technology Innovations, where he is credited with enacting a visionary, disruptive strategy for dramatically reducing the cost of information technology and ushering in a new era of customer choice.

In September 2005, Mr. Ravin launched Rimini Street, Inc. with a mission to redefine enterprise software support using innovative, next-generation support services delivered at more than a 50 percent savings in fees compared to a software vendor’s annual support program. Rimini Street currently offers support services for Oracle, SAP, IBM, Microsoft and other enterprise software.

Prior to his success launching independent maintenance and support programs, Mr. Ravin was an executive with PeopleSoft, Inc., where he served most recently as vice president of the customer sales division. Earlier in his PeopleSoft career, Mr. Ravin held several senior roles of increasing global responsibility, including corporate director of customer services and programs and corporate manager of upgrades and installations. Mr. Ravin’s PeopleSoft responsibilities included worldwide release support policy; release retirement programs; account management; Y2K software update and readiness program management for thousands of licensees; and development and delivery of special support programs for customers with unique needs. To meet the needs of customers who wanted to run a mature software release for many additional years beyond the official supported life span of a release without mandatory upgrades, Mr. Ravin successfully designed and launched the enterprise software industry’s first specialized extended support programs for Fortune 500, public sector and midmarket organizations.

Mr. Ravin also served as vice president of customer sales for Saba Software, Inc., worked in Russia on defense conversion programs, and worked in Washington, D.C. assisting the Clinton Administration with Congressional passage of the GATT global trade agreement in 1994.

Mr. Ravin holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Southern California.

Gala Lyne
Gala Lyne
GVP & Regional GM, NAMER East
Rimini Street

Gala Lyne is responsible for driving initiatives that support Rimini Street’s mission to offer independence and choice for client’s that feel locked-in by Oracle or SAP’s vendor-dictated application roadmaps.

Ms. Lyne is an IT sales veteran with over 20 years of career sales experience. She joined Rimini Street ten years ago as a senior account executive and then Sales Director, winning multiple sales awards before becoming a VP of Sales Enablement for the global sales team. Prior to that, she led sales teams at VERITAS/Symantec and Hewlett-Packard, providing best-in-class solutions for high availability and disaster recovery for new ERP implementations.

Ms. Lyne has a Bachelor of Science in General Business and French from the University of Texas at Austin.

Brian Cashman
Brian Cashman
Senior VP, General Manager
NY Yankees

Brian McGuire Cashman has literally grown up in the Yankees family. He joined the organization in 1986 as a 19-year-old intern in the Minor League and Scouting Department and now holds one of the most demanding jobs in sports as Yankees Senior Vice President and General Manager.

Over the course of his 36 seasons with the team, he has earned five World Series rings, including four as General Manager. Since the Dodgers’ Buzzie Bavasi in the 1950s and 60s, Mr. Cashman is the only general manager to win four World Series titles in that role. Notably, he has won his titles with two different managers — Joe Torre in 1998, 1999 and 2000, and Joe Girardi in 2009.

Mr. Cashman assumed his current post on February 3, 1998. At age 30, he became the second-youngest General Manager in Baseball history. In his first season, he became the youngest-ever GM to win a World Series, and with championships in 1999 and 2000, he became the only GM in Baseball history to win world titles in each of his first three seasons. A pennant in 2001 gave him four straight League Championships, placing him alongside Hall of Fame Yankees General Managers Ed Barrow (1936-39, four) and George Weiss (1949-53, five) as the only GMs in Baseball history to win four-or-more straight league titles at any point in their careers.

Among his peers, Mr. Cashman has achieved unparalleled success while carrying on the winning tradition of the Yankees. His lifetime winning percentage of .588 (2,223-1,559-2) is the highest of any General Manager with at least 10 seasons of experience whose career began in 1950 or later and marks the best team winning percentage in the Major Leagues during that same stretch.

Now in his 25th season, Mr. Cashman is the longest-tenured General Manager in baseball, and in 2022 he will become the longest-serving Yankees GM in franchise history (Ed Barrow led the team from October 28, 1920, through February 20, 1945).

In all, his clubs have earned 20 berths in the playoffs, including 13 Division titles, six AL pennants and four World Series titles. His feat of reaching the playoffs in each of his first 10 seasons (1998-2007) remains unmatched in Baseball history. In addition, the Yankees have won at least 84 games in all 23 162-game seasons of Mr. Cashman’s tenure as General Manager, while the most any other team has reached that plateau over the stretch has been 19 times (Boston). Mr. Cashman has also overseen the growth of the Yankees’ Player Development program that has consistently infused the Major League roster with young, elite talent in recent years. By producing the AL “Rookie of the Year” winner Aaron Judge in 2017, as well as runners-up Gary Sánchez in 2016 and Miguel Andújar in 2018, the Yankees were the first club to place a player in the top-two in “Rookie of the Year” voting in three consecutive seasons since the Seattle Mariners from 1999-2001.

There have been four women in Major League history to hold the position of Assistant General Manager, and Mr. Cashman has hired two of them: Jean Afterman, the Yankees’ current Senior Vice President and Assistant General Manager; and Kim Ng, who worked for the Yankees from 1998-2001 and became the first female General Manager in MLB history with her appointment by the Miami Marlins during the 2020-21 offseason.

Various groups have honored the achievements of the Yankees and Mr. Cashman. With the club’s most recent World Series title, the Yankees were named “2009 Male Team of the Year” by the United States Sports Academy and were nominated as “Team of the Year” in the Laureus World Sports Awards competition. In both 1998 and 2000, the Yankees earned ESPY Awards — presented by ESPN — as “Outstanding Team of the Year,” and were named “Organization of the Year” by Baseball America in 1998 and by USA Today in 1999.

Mr. Cashman has been honored as “Executive of the Year” six times: by Baseball America in 2017; the Boston Chapter of the BBWAA in 2000, 2009 and 2017; and in 1999 and 2003 by the New Jersey Sportswriters’ Association. In 2001, he received his third consecutive “40 Under 40” Award presented by Street & Smith’s Sports Business Journal to recognize the top 40 people under the age of 40 who have made the greatest impact in the sports business industry. He has since been inducted into the publication’s “40 Under 40” Hall of Fame. In 2003, Mr. Cashman was honored by the Latino Sports Writers and Broadcasters Association with their annual “Latino Achievement Award” for his contributions to the Latino media.

Philanthropy and community involvement play equally important roles in Mr. Cashman’s scope of work. For the past 12 years he has served on the Board of Directors of Covenant House International, which provides services for homeless youth. He was honored by the organization with their Beacon of Hope Award in 2011, having participated in the group’s CEO Solidarity Sleepout event in each of the last 11 years. In 2019, Mr. Cashman and the Yankees hosted the event at Yankee Stadium, where Covenant House supporters raised money and drew attention to the cause by sleeping outside in the Stadium’s Great Hall.

Mr. Cashman also serves on The Players Alliance MLB Club Executive Advisory Committee and the New York Yankees Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

In each of the last 12 offseasons, Mr. Cashman has rappelled down the 22-story Landmark Building in Stamford, Conn., as part of the Christmas-themed Heights and Lights Program, promoting activity in the city’s downtown business district. In 2013, he joined the Board of Directors for TGEN (Translational Genomics Research Institute) Pancreatic Cancer. He also traveled to Vermont in November 2011 to join fellow GMs Theo Epstein and Neal Huntington at an event organized by ESPN’s Buster Olney to support farm relief in the wake of Tropical Storm Irene.

For his efforts at work and in the community, Mr. Cashman was presented with the 2018 Joan Payson/Shannon Forde Community Service Award by the N.Y. Chapter of the BBWAA and the 2016 Jacob K. Javits Lifetime Achievement Award by the ALS Association Greater New York Chapter. He was also recognized by the Catholic Youth Organization of New York with the 2011 John V. Mara Sportsman of the Year Award and the 2005 Ossie Davis Award for Inspirational Leadership for promoting diversity in the workplace.

His career as a full-time Yankees employee began following his graduation from Catholic University in 1989, when Mr. Cashman became a full-time Assistant in Baseball Operations. He was later promoted and transferred to Tampa, Fla., where he served as Assistant Farm Director from 1990 to 1992. He returned to New York and became Assistant General Manager, Baseball Administration in November 1992.

Born on July 3, 1967, in Rockville Centre, N.Y., Mr. Cashman grew up in Lexington, Ky. He attended Georgetown Prep in Rockville, Md., and was inducted into the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 2015. Mr. Cashman also attended Catholic University in Washington, D.C., where he majored in history. He played intercollegiate baseball for the Cardinals, breaking the then-team record for hits in a single season, and was recently named part of the 2020 induction class of Catholic University’s Athletic Hall of Fame. His love for baseball developed when former Brooklyn Dodger Ralph Branca and his wife, Ann, arranged for him to serve as a batboy for the Los Angeles Dodgers in spring training in 1982.

Bucky Dent
Bucky Dent
NY Yankees Legend
Mickey Rivers
Mickey Rivers
NY Yankees Legend

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