Senior Management

Seth Ravin
Seth Ravin
CEO, President & Chairman of the Board

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.

Michael L. Perica
Michael L. Perica
EVP & Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Perica serves as EVP & Chief Financial Officer. In this role, he is responsible for finance strategy and execution for Rimini Street and its global subsidiaries as well as financial operations including global financial planning and analysis, accounting, revenue management, global treasury and tax, SEC reporting, finance systems and processes, audit, capital structure, capital markets activities, M&A, and investor relations.

Mr. Perica is a skilled executive leader with 25 years of financial leadership and capital markets experience and expertise in diverse of finance.

Prior to joining Rimini Street, Mr. Perica was vice president of finance and CFO of the US$1.4 billion Energy Systems Global business unit at Enersys (NYSE: ENS), a global leader in stored energy solutions, where he led finance, treasury, tax, legal and HR. Mr. Perica joined Enersys as the result of a $750 million acquisition, where he led the sell-side process as CFO of Alpha Technologies, a leading provider of power conversion equipment, services, and software to the telecommunications, renewable, and industrial sectors.

Prior to the sale of Alpha Technologies to Enersys, as CFO of Alpha Technologies, Mr. Perica developed and executed a strategic financial plan that resulted in a five-year period of double-digit compounded annual revenue and EBITDA growth driven by services expansion and acquisitions.

Previously, Mr. Perica served as CFO of Channell Commercial Corporation, a leading provider of outdoor enclosures and wire management solutions. Prior to this role, Mr. Perica spent 12 years at various Wall Street investment banks and concluded his capital markets career as senior vice president and head of research at Brean Capital (formerly Brean Murray, Carret & Co.).

Earlier in his capital markets career, Mr. Perica led the technology, media and telecommunications practice at Kaufman Bros., led the technology practice at Gruntal & Co., and was a Zacks and Reuters top-rated analyst for communications equipment at Olde Financial Corp. where he advised client boards on IPOs, secondary offerings, and other capital raise strategies and plans.

Mr. Perica holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree with a major in accounting from Central Michigan University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California.

David Rowe
David Rowe
Chief Product Officer & EVP, Global Transformation

Mr. Rowe serves as Chief Product Officer & EVP, Global Transformation. In this role, he is responsible for Rimini Street’s product strategy, product management and solution vision. Mr. Rowe also leads initiatives to reinvent, transform and scale Rimini Street’s business for billion-dollar revenue operations.

Mr. Rowe is a skilled executive leader with 30+ years of experience in the enterprise software industry and proven experience formulating, building, and marketing technology solutions for large international software firms and high-growth technology start-ups.

Named a Top Chief Marketing Officer of 2010 by the CMO Institute, Mr. Rowe has been a featured speaker at technology and marketing conferences, sharing his expertise on current trends in enterprise software and technology marketing.

Prior to joining Rimini Street, Mr. Rowe was vice president of marketing and product management for Perfect Commerce, Inc., the leading provider of on-demand supplier relationship management solutions. During his tenure there, he grew the lead and prospect pipeline significantly; improved product packaging and pricing models; established Perfect Commerce as the most credible solution in the industry; and implemented a product planning methodology linking company vision with product strategy and development processes.

Previously, Mr. Rowe held senior leadership positions in marketing, business development, and product strategy at organizations including Zoho Corporation, PeopleSoft, and Accenture.

Mr. Rowe holds a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from Harvey Mudd College.

Nancy Lyskawa
Nancy Lyskawa
EVP & Chief Client Officer

Ms. Lyskawa serves as EVP & Chief Client Officer. In this role, she is responsible for delivering a perfect Rimini Street client experience that starts with a seamless transition to Rimini Street unified support, services, and solutions. Ms. Lyskawa is also responsible for the global management of client environments and remote access protocols used to provide Rimini Street’s award winning, 24x7x365, ultra-responsive service to thousands of clients. In 2019, Ms. Lyskawa was honored with a gold Stevie® Award for Female Executive of the Year in recognition of her role in leading the Rimini Street’s global client onboarding team.

Ms. Lyskawa is a skilled executive leader with more than 25 years of experience in the enterprise software industry across Fortune 500 companies and high-growth technology startups including PeopleSoft and Oracle. She has a successful track record in global client success, corporate strategy, marketing, and recurring revenue sales and execution.

Prior to joining Rimini Street, Ms. Lyskawa was Vice President, Global Support Services Marketing at Oracle Corporation. In that role, she was responsible for marketing strategy and execution for the then-US$12 billion global support business. As a member of the executive marketing team at Oracle she helped architect Oracle product release support policy and the global support pricing model. Previously, at PeopleSoft, she held many senior management positions in customer services, support operations and services marketing.

Earlier in her career, Ms. Lyskawa spent several years at EDS (now HP, Inc.) where she specialized in ERP implementations and upgrades and led successful engagements for clients in the utility, retail, and automotive industries.

Ms. Lyskawa is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA). She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting and Finance with Honors from the University of North Dakota and a Masters Certificate in Marketing from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University. Currently, Ms. Lyskawa serves on the Board of Living Beyond Breast Cancer, a nonprofit working with women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer and their caregivers during their experience of diagnosis, treatment, and recovery.

Kevin Maddock
Kevin Maddock
EVP & Chief Recurring Revenue Officer, Sales Renewals - Global

Mr. Maddock serves as EVP & Chief Recurring Revenue Officer, Sales Renewals – Global. In this role, he is responsible for worldwide recurring revenue sales. Mr. Maddock is a skilled executive leader with more than 25 years of experience in software support and technology.

Prior to joining Rimini Street, Mr. Maddock served as executive vice president of worldwide inside sales and operations for ServiceSource, the industry leader in outsourced maintenance renewal and sales for technology companies. He was a member of the executive team where he had overall global leadership and P&L responsibilities for building, scaling, and managing a 500-person sales organization that delivered more than US $1 billion in service sales and a five-fold increase in revenue growth.

Previously, Mr. Maddock was vice president of worldwide support service sales at PeopleSoft, Inc. (acquired by Oracle Corporation) with responsibility for the development, strategic direction, and day-to-day leadership of a global sales organization. During his tenure at PeopleSoft, he oversaw worldwide growth in annual support services revenue for PeopleSoft and JD Edwards products from US$250 million to more than US$1.2 billion. Mr. Maddock’s responsibilities also included worldwide systems and processes for support renewal management and participation in worldwide pricing model and release support policies.

Earlier in his career, he held a management role with KPMG Consulting in its financial services strategy and operations division. Prior to KPMG, Mr. Maddock managed large software development and implementation projects at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture).

Mr. Maddock received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in finance, with honors, from the University of Notre Dame and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA.

Craig Mackereth
Craig Mackereth
EVP, Global Service Delivery

Mr. Mackereth serves as EVP, Global Service Delivery. In this role, he is responsible for developing and managing the delivery of Rimini Street support services for SAP’s Business Suite and BusinessObjects software and Oracle Corporation’s Siebel, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, E-Business Suite, Oracle Database, Oracle Fusion Middleware, Hyperion, and Oracle Retail software.

Mr. Mackereth is skilled executive leader with 20 years of experience working in various industries including financial services, technology, software, aerospace and defense and expertise in Oracle applications and technologies. He is a recognized thought leader in the enterprise systems space. Mr. Mackereth has led projects and global teams for companies of all sizes and managed 24×7 support teams in challenging corporate environments using a variety of applications and technologies.

Prior to joining Rimini Street, Mr. Mackereth provided management consulting services to global organizations headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area. He introduced program, risk, and change management techniques during a global deployment of Oracle E-Business Suite before leading a successful EBS r12.1.3 upgrade that was delivered on schedule and under budget.

Previously, Mr. Mackereth was vice president at Visa, responsible for the development and production support of global ERP solutions. In addition to managing the 24×7 support of core systems used by employees operating in more than 150 countries, this role included delivery of a significant portfolio of projects to improve technology and process in the crucial post-IPO phase.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Mackereth was a senior manager at BAE SYSTEMS with responsibility for development and production support of corporate systems including financial, maintenance, engineering, and manufacturing. During this time, he introduced complex maintenance repair and overhaul (cMRO), service-oriented architecture (SOA), and identity management using Oracle solutions and received a Fusion Middleware Innovation Award as an early adopter of SOA.

Mr. Mackereth is an active contributor to the Oracle community, having participated on customer advisory boards for SOA, identity and access management, and cMRO. He is an OAUG Ambassador and has presented at Oracle Open World on multiple occasions and to industry leaders across Asia during the inaugural SOA Leaders Summit in Macau.

Gertrude Van Horn
Gertrude Van Horn
EVP & Chief Information Officer

Ms. Van Horn serves as EVP & Chief Information Officer. In this role, she is responsible for the overall vision, leadership, and strategic direction of the company’s use of technology, systems, and infrastructure globally. She is also responsible for the management and operation of the Global IT and Global Security departments.

Ms. Van Horn is a globally-recognized, award-winning executive with decades of experience in global IT leadership, information security, crisis management, strategic planning, and decision-making. Her expertise spans a diverse group of industries including financial services, chemicals, global manufacturing, and retail.

Prior to joining Rimini Street, Ms. Van Horn served in C-level and executive IT leadership roles for NCH Corporation, IntegraColor, Haggar Clothing Company, JOANN Stores, Office Depot, Victoria’s Secret, American Express, and J.P. Morgan.

Ms. Van Horn believes in the power of giving back to the tech community through service, sharing knowledge, and empowering future leaders. She serves on multiple boards, leveraging her executive experience to advocate for and champion women in technology.

Ms. Van Horn is also a course designer and instructor for IT leadership at Southern Methodist University.

Ms. Van Horn holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Temple University.

Board of Directors

Seth Ravin
Seth Ravin
CEO, President & Chairman of the Board

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.

Jack L. Acosta
Jack L. Acosta
Lead Independent Director

Mr. Acosta serves as Lead Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit and has served as a member of our board of directors since October 2013.

Prior to joining the board, Mr. Acosta served as chief financial officer and vice president, finance of Portal Software (acquired by Oracle), from February 1999 to September 2001. Previously, Mr. Acosta served as secretary of Portal Software from February 1999 to April 1999. From July 1996 to January 1999, Mr. Acosta served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Sybase, Inc. (acquired by SAP).

Mr. Acosta holds a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial relations from California State University East Bay (previously California State University Hayward), a Master of Science degree in management sciences from California State University East Bay, and an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from California State University East Bay.

  • Lead Independent Director
  • Chairman of Audit Committee
Steve Capelli
Steve Capelli
Independent Director

Mr. Capelli serves as an Independent Director. In this role, he is chairman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and is a member of the Audit and Compensation committees. Mr. Capelli is currently chairman of mLogica, LLC which specializes in the modernization of corporate infrastructures.

Mr. Capelli is a skilled executive leader with 40 years of experience in enterprise software and services in such roles as president, CFO, and COO. He has served on boards of directors and been an advisor to both public and private companies.

Prior to joining the board, Mr. Capelli served as CFO, COO, and Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) at BlackBerry Limited. He was a leader in its transition from a unprofitable smartphone company to a profitable software and services company specializing in enterprise and automotive security.

Previously, Mr. Capelli held various management positions at Sybase, Inc. (acquired by SAP) including president of worldwide field operations. Prior to this role, he was CFO of Siemens Pyramid (a subsidiary of Siemens Nixdorf) and vice president of intercontinental sales of Pyramid Technology (acquired by Siemens Nixdorf).

Mr. Capelli holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from The College of New Jersey and a Master of Business Administration degree from Rutgers University.

Katrinka McCallum
Katrinka McCallum
Board Director

Ms. McCallum serves as a Board Director. In this role, she as as Chairperson of the Compensation Committee and is a member of the Audit Committee.

Ms. McCallum is a skilled executive leader with more than 20 years of experience as a board director, qualified financial expert, and strategic high-growth tech-sector leader.

Prior to joining the board, Ms. McCallum was Vice President, Customer Product Experience at Red Hat, Inc. where she pioneered innovative strategies to incorporate customer NPS feedback into product development cycles. She also drove closed-loop improvements to reduce barriers to customers trying, buying, using, and renewing software solutions. She also led cross-functional enterprise planning and data analytics initiatives to gain deep-dive business insights, improving KPI visibility and senior leadership accountability.

Previously, Ms. McCallum was head of Products & Technologies Operations, the Management Solutions business unit, and Investor Relations at Red Hat. Prior to these roles, she was Chief Operating Officer at Micromuse, Inc..

Earlier in her career, Ms. McCallum was a senior auditor at Deloitte & Touche, now Deloitte.

Ms. McCallum earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wellesley College, and a Certificate in Accounting from Northeastern University. Additionally, Ms. McCallum recently earned the CERT certification in cybersecurity oversight jointly developed by the National Association of Corporate Directors and Carnegie Mellon University.

Robin Murray
Robin Murray
Independent Director

Mr. Murray is a partner with Adams Street Partners where he invests in venture and growth equity companies in the Internet, software, and financial technology sectors. Before Adams Street Partners, Mr. Murray was a partner with 3i Ventures where he led the Menlo Park, California office. Prior to 3i, he was CFO of both iPIN Corporation (ultimately acquired by INTC) and Ubicom (ultimately acquired by HCKT). Before moving to Silicon Valley in the mid 1990s, Mr. Murray worked in London for McKinsey, J Sainsbury and Ernst & Young.

Mr. Murray holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Bristol University, a Masters of Business Administration from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and an ACA from the ICAEW.

  • Member of Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
Jay Snyder
Jay Snyder
Independent Director

Mr. Snyder serves as an Independent Director and has served as a member of our board of directors since June 2020. He is the SVP of Partners and Alliances for Dynatrace, Inc., a leading provider of unified observability and security solutions for dynamic, hybrid, multi-cloud environments.

Mr. Snyder is a 30-year technology industry veteran passionate about building world-class teams, mentoring the next generation of leaders, and driving an inclusive, diverse, and fun work environment. His work history includes chief customer and partner roles at BetterUp, UiPath, and New Relic, as well as 21 years at EMC/Dell Technologies in a variety of senior executive GTM roles both at the national and global level. His early career included management roles at PeopleSoft and Accenture.

Mr. Snyder is an active champion and sponsor of initiatives to strengthen diversity, increase inclusion, advance talent, and create stronger communities. He initiated EMC’s global philanthropy, EMC Gives Back, served on the Board of Directors of the Association for Corporate Growth Silicon Valley, and has been an active member and Vice Chairman for Loaves and Fishes of Contra Costa County, helping to feed the hungry.

Mr. Snyder holds a Bachelor of Science degree in economics and finance from Bentley University.

Management Team

Yusuf Abdul-Rehman
Yusuf Abdul-Rehman
GVP, Professional Services

Mr. Abdul-Rehman serves as GVP, Professional Services. In this role, he is responsible for professional services execution and delivery across the globe.

Mr. Abdul-Rehman is a skilled executive leader with more than 30 years of experience in leading global professional services and scaling up business rapidly and expertise in financial technology.

Prior to joining Rimini Street, Mr. Abdul-Rehman served as managing director, professional services at Charles River Development (a State Street Company), where he worked with some of the largest banks and financial institutions in North America to deliver large-scale programs and projects.

Previously, Mr. Abdul-Rehman was regional head (Americas), professional services at Finastra. Prior to this role, he was senior director, professional services (Americas and APAC) at Calypso Technology.

Mr. Abdul-Rehman holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Aligarh Muslim University, India and Master of Business Administration degrees from Aligarh Muslim University, India and Saint Ambrose University, Iowa, respectively.

Tiago Achcar
Tiago Achcar
VP & Assistant General Counsel, Americas

Mr. Achcar serves as VP & Assistant General Counsel, Americas. In this role, he is responsible for client, partner, and vendor contracting and other legal matters; projects and initiatives for the Americas; and leadership of a team located across the region.

Mr. Achcar is an experienced executive leader with more than 20 years of legal, business, and people management experience. He is fluent in English, Portuguese, and Spanish, with some capability in French and German.

Immediately prior to his current role, Mr. Achcar served as VP and assistant general counsel for Rimini Street, Latin America.

Previously, Mr. Achcar was the Latin America legal executive director for Merck Animal Health, where he was responsible for the legal department in the region. There, he led a business team in Latin America, managing strategic planning, commercial operations, multichannel marketing, learning and development, and communications initiatives for the animal health division.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Achcar was the Brazil legal director for Syngenta and worked as in-house counsel for Holcim and Bayer in Brazil.

Mr. Achcar earned his law degree from São Paulo Catholic University and attended the LL.M. program at Insper in Brazil, with an extension at the University of California, Davis where he studied U.S. law.

William Allen
William Allen
SVP & General Manager, North America

Mr. Allen serves as SVP & General Manager, North America. In this role, he is responsible for Sales, Client Success, and Professional Services.

Immediately prior to his current role, Mr. Allen served Rimini Street clients as GVP & General Manager, Americas — West, Central, Canada, and Mexico.

Mr. Allen is a skilled executive leader with 25 years of experience building and leading sales, client success, and consulting organizations.

Prior to joining Rimini Street, Mr. Allen was vice president at Saba, where he led the enterprise sales teams.

Previously, Mr. Allen was an area vice president at Oracle and held positions as vice president at PeopleSoft and JD Edwards.

Mr. Allen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from San Diego State University.

Brian Almas
Brian Almas
SVP, Global Human Resources

Mr. Almas serves as SVP, Global Human Resources. In this role, he is responsible for shaping the culture and employee experience while leading all aspects of people strategy and functions. He leads hiring, development, and engagement, enabling the company to successfully execute on its business goals and objectives to best serve our clients.

Mr. Almas is a skilled executive leader with more than 25 years of experience in leading global human resources teams and developing talent and expertise as a VC advisor and transformation executive.

Prior to joining Rimini Street, Mr. Almas led the global HR team at Fortinet, Inc., a high-growth cybersecurity company. As Chief People Officer, his top priority was enabling talent to be its best.

Previously, Mr. Almas was vice president of global HR at Flextronics, overseeing Innovation and New Ventures, two business units comprising 2,500 design and product engineers in 28 countries, and Industrial & Emerging Industries, a US$5 billion revenue growth business.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Almas held HR leadership roles at VMware, Applied Biosystems, and AOL where he built the HR business partner function and drove hypergrowth and global scale.

Mr. Almas holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and political science from Albion College, a Master of Arts degree in human resources from Central Michigan University, and Master’s certificates in executive leadership management from Stanford University.

Mina Almassi
Mina Almassi
Vice President and Managing Counsel, Global Labor Law

Ms. Almassi serves as Vice President and Managing Counsel, Global Labor Law. In this role, she oversees the company’s worldwide labor and employment.

Ms. Almassi is a skilled executive leader with 30 years of legal and people management experience and expertise in providing practical legal advice to business leaders and HR professionals as an employment lawyer, problem-solver, and adviser.

Immediately prior to her current role, Ms. Almassi served as director and managing counsel, global labor and employment law.

Prior to joining Rimini Street, Ms. Almassi was Of Counsel to several employment law firms where her services included litigating claims of wrongful discharge, defamation, invasion of privacy, misappropriation, and breach of contract. She also counseled corporations on internal audits, investigations, risk management, compliance, pre-dispute conflicts, benefits, and other employment-related issues.

During her extensive career, Ms. Almassi has represented and opposed numerous multinational and Fortune 500 companies as well as foreign governmental entities.

Ms. Almassi holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota and a Juris Doctor degree from California Western School of Law. She is admitted to the California bar and is a member of the Association of Corporate Counsel.

Nick Bailey
Nick Bailey
VP, Sales, Australia and New Zealand

Mr. Bailey serves as VP, Sales, Australia and New Zealand. In this role, he is responsible for driving growth across the region by leading the sales and marketing organisations.

Mr. Bailey is a skilled executive leader with over 20 years of experience in SaaS software sales, professional services, and application managed services, and expertise in digital transformation and BPO solutions.

Prior to joining Rimini Street, Mr. Bailey was Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific & Japan at WorkForce Software where he led the direct sales and channel partner sales teams as well as the solution consulting and marketing functions. He delivered significant growth in both the Enterprise and SME market segments across ANZ, Southeast Asia, and Japan.

Previously, Mr. Bailey was Sales Director, ANZ for HCM Applications at Oracle. Prior to this role, he was Head of Client Development at LiveHire and successfully listed the business on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX:LVH).

Mr. Bailey holds a Bachelor of Science degree in geology and biology, with honors, from the University of Southampton.

Meyleen Beichler
Meyleen Beichler
SVP, Global Transformation

Ms. Beichler serves as SVP, Global Transformation. In this role, she oversees the Office of Global Transformation, leads initiatives to reinvent and transform aspects of Rimini Street’s business, and operations as the company scales to $1 billion in revenue.

Ms. Beichler is a skilled executive leader with more than 35 years of marketing and leadership experience and an extensive track-record in building companies to scale. She was instrumental in leading the field marketing and corporate teams in the company’s 2017 initial public offering.

Ms. Beichler has led a range of marketing functions at Rimini Street, including lead generation, events, and field marketing, with passion and focus around driving business for the field and success with clients. Her areas of expertise include salesforce automation, closed-loop lead generation process, integrated direct marketing, webinars and events, and vertical marketing and segmentation.

Ms. Beichler has served in the Office of the CMO and as an advisor to the global marketing leadership organization, facilitating effective decision-marking, driving strategic initiatives across cross-functional teams, and managing performance. She has led global marketing operations and has been responsible for strategic planning and budgeting, as well as the technology and processes that ensure operational excellence.

Prior to joining Rimini Street, Ms. Beichler served as a director of marketing at leading Silicon Valley companies, including Identity Engines, I-Many (acquired by Revitas), Inxight Software (acquired by BusinessObjects), and Calico Commerce (IPO in 1999).

Ms. Beichler holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, with a minor in marketing, from Louisiana State University.

Jim Benge
Jim Benge
GVP, GPD Product and Tools

Mr. Benge serves as GVP, GPD Product & Tools, In this role, he is responsible for delivery of enterprise the software updates that keep Rimini Street’s clients in compliance with constantly evolving tax, legal, and regulatory requirements. His team of senior-level developers uses an innovative combination of technology, methodology, and ISO 9001-certified processes to ensure clients receive the most accurate deliverables with the fastest update delivery cycle in the industry.

Mr. Benge is a skilled executive leader with more than 25 years of experience in all phases of the software development lifecycle. Specializing in Oracle and PeopleSoft applications and technologies, Mr. Benge has a proven track record of delivering high-quality on-time deliverables. Since joining Rimini Street in 2008, his team has prepared tens of thousands of product updates for hundreds of clients around the world.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Benge worked as a development manager at PeopleSoft focused on the Application Designer, PeopleTools Security, and Upgrade utilities. Subsequent to PeopleSoft’s acquisition by Oracle, Mr. Benge served as director of the diagnostics and test tools team, providing functionality that enabled clients to quickly identify and resolve Oracle application issues.

Mr. Benge holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration with a concentration in information systems from San Diego State University.

Eneas de Lima Bernardo
Eneas de Lima Bernardo
Vice President, LATAM Service Delivery

Mr. Bernardo serves as Vice President, LATAM Service Delivery. In this role he is responsible for developing a successful service delivery organization for the region.

Mr. Bernardo is a skilled executive leader with 35 years of experience in tech IT services and consulting, and expertise in SAP, Oracle, Salesforce, and multiple leading platforms and industries.

Prior to joining Rimini Street, Mr. Bernardo was Managing Partner at Deloitte Brazil where he led the Operate practice and three local Delivery Centers.

Previously, Mr. Bernardo was Managing Director Latin America at Red Global. Prior to this role, he was Associate Partner at IBM Global Business Solutions.

Mr. Bernardo holds a Bachelor of Computer Engineering degree from Universidade São Judas Tadeu, and a Master of Business Administration degree, Project Management Certificate, and Financial Markets Certificate from Fundação Getulio Vargas.

Matthew Bingham
Matthew Bingham
VP, Global Recurring Revenue Sales

Mr. Bingham serves as VP, Global Recurring Revenue Sales. In this role, he is responsible for worldwide recurring revenue sales.

Mr. Bingham is a skilled executive leader with 26 years of experience in software support and technology.

Prior to joining Rimini Street, Mr. Bingham was director – NA client relationships at Freeboarders Inc., where he managed the North America client base.

Previously, Mr. Bingham was a principal account manager at PeopleSoft/Oracle Corp. Prior to this role, he was senior renewal sales manager at PeopleSoft.

Mr. Bingham holds a Bachelor of Science degree in political science/public administration from California State University, Chico.

Saulo Bomfim
Saulo Bomfim
VP, Rimini Consult, Strategy & Centers of Excellence

Mr. Bomfim serves as Vice President, Rimini Consult, Strategy & Centers of Excellence. In this role he is responsible for innovation and value creation for clients in the form of services that optimize, evolve, and transform their applications and technology ecosystems.

Mr. Bomfim is a skilled executive leader with over 30 years of experience leading high-performing global teams delivering products and services ranging from enterprise applications to emerging technologies and solutions.

Prior to joining Rimini Street, Mr. Bomfim was Founder and Managing Partner at FullCreek where he led consulting and solution engineering services guiding digital transformation initiatives. Before that, he was Vice President of Solution Engineering at CirrusLabs where he led initiatives across cloud management, digital strategy, and innovation for large-scale enterprise clients.

Previously, Mr. Bomfim was Vice President, Cloud Services at Ellucian. Prior to that, he was Vice President, Application Management Services at ACS, a Xerox Company.

Mr. Bomfim has also led organizations at Electronic Arts, PeopleSoft, and multiple technology startups.

Mr. Bomfim holds a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from University of Maryland.

Michael Cannon
Michael Cannon
VP, Global Learning & Development

Mr. Cannon serves as VP, Global Learning & Development. In this role, he is responsible for Rimini Street’s learning, enablement, and career development programs globally.

Mr. Cannon is a skilled executive leader with more than 20 years of experience leading teams tasked with management and leadership development, technical training, sales enablement, and professional development. He has served in leadership roles at global companies that include IBM, Cisco, and Red Hat.

Mr. Cannon holds a Master of Arts degree in education from George Washington University and a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Georgia Tech. He also served for six years as an officer in the U.S. Navy.

Kristen Cardinalli
Kristen Cardinalli
VP Operations & Chief of Staff, Office of the Chief Client Officer (CCO)

Ms. Cardinalli serves as VP Operations & Chief of Staff, Office of the Chief Client Officer (CCO). In this role, she is responsible for supporting global onboarding operations, pre-sales engagements, and Rimini Labs, as well as strategic projects to advance the efficiency of company operations.

Ms. Cardinalli is a skilled executive leader with more than 20 years of experience in the recurring revenue space and expertise in driving accountability and accelerating team contributions to revenue. She brings endless passion, creative problem-solving, and an addiction to data to helping companies enter new markets and achieve revenue goals.

Prior to joining Rimini Street, Ms. Cardinalli served as chief marketing officer at DoiT International, a leading Google Cloud and AWS partner.

Previously, Ms. Cardinalli drove go-to-market strategies for large and medium-size companies as well as hypergrowth startups. She has also held senior marketing roles with some of the industry’s most influential companies including Sun Microsystems, Oracle, Symantec-Veritas, and Marketo (now an Adobe company).

Ms. Cardinalli holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of California San Diego and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Denver Daniels College of Business. She has been recognized in the World’s 50 Most Influential Marketeers in the Data Economy, named to CRN’s Women of the Channel list, and featured in Forbes.

Bill Carslay
Bill Carslay
GVP, General Manager, Professional Services

Mr. Carslay serves as GVP, General Manager, Professional Services. In this role, he is responsible for all aspects of professional services, ranging from strategy, service execution, and delivery to human capital and client relationships. This remit addresses a growing customer base across a diverse set of technologies in more than 21 countries.

Mr. Carslay is a skilled executive leader with more than 30 years of experience in building, managing, and growing professional services across the globe with expertise in retail, communications, and high tech, as well as travel and transportation services. He has worked across North America, Latin America, and Europe.

Prior to joining Rimini Street, Mr. Carslay was at Oracle where he collaborated with customers to help them achieve value from their technology investments in the retail sector

Previously, he worked at Retail Consult, a specialist in technology solutions for the retail industry. Mr. Carslay began his career at Accenture

Mr. Carslay holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Portland State University.

Mark Coggin
Mark Coggin
VP, Portfolio Marketing

Mr. Coggin serves as VP, Portfolio Marketing. In this role he is responsible for defining go-to-market strategies, segmentation, targeting, messaging, and positioning of all Rimini Street offerings. This also include supporting sales plays, content, and campaign frameworks needed to achieve targets.

Mark Coggin is an accomplished executive with more than 30 years of experience in the technology industry and expertise in a variety of functional areas including strategic marketing, product management, alliances, product marketing, and operations.

Prior to joining Rimini Street, Mr. Coggin was VP, Marketing at Intuvie, a privately held medical device company, where he led all marketing and drove an end-to-end rebranding of the company.

Previously, Mr. Coggin spent 11 years at Red Hat in various leadership roles. Initially, he led product marketing for the infrastructure business, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat’s flagship product. Later, he drove new pricing and packaging for commercial offerings and managed global go-to-market operations and the global deal desk.

Prior to Red Hat, Mr. Coggin was Senior Director of Global Alliances at Progress Software and Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships at Yahoo.

Mr. Coggin holds Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in mechanical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, a Master of Science degree in materials science and engineering from MIT, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Phil Cullen
Phil Cullen
SVP, Global Operations

Phil Cullen serves as SVP, Global Operations. In this role, he is responsible for managing complex, growing operational support needs in more than 21 countries. Groups consolidated under his stewardship include the revenue operations, special operations, analytics, and global sales proposal teams.

Mr. Cullen is a skilled executive leader with more than 30 years of experience in technology, including senior leadership roles, and expertise in operations, product development, data science, product support, professional services, customer success, and customer experience.

Prior to joining Rimini Street, Mr. Cullen held numerous senior level roles including senior advisor of data & decision science at OCX Cognition, president at Acqua Consulting, senior vice president of data & decision science at Aptology, and chief of staff to the CEO at Calypso Technology.

He holds degrees in computer science and management science from the University of California, San Diego.

Vicky D’Amelio
Vicky D’Amelio
Group VP, Business Solutions – Product Delivery

Ms. D’Amelio serves as Group VP, Business Solutions – Product Delivery. In this role, she is responsible for ensuring that our clients receive timely tax and regulatory updates for all relevant product lines.

Ms. D’Amelio is a skilled executive leader with 25 of years of experience in ERP software development, software support and consulting.

Immediately prior to her current role, Ms. D’Amelio served as VP, Business Solutions – Product Development, EMEA.

Previously, Ms. D’Amelio held several support, development, and management positions at PeopleSoft, Oracle and SAP.

Brenda S. Davenport
Brenda S. Davenport
GVP, Global Quality Assurance

Brenda Davenport serves as GVP, Global Quality Assurance. In this role, she is responsible for the Rimini Street Global Quality Assurance team, where she develops and implements overarching strategies for all global product lines the company supports, including PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, Oracle E-Business Suite, SAP, and RSITE. She ensures that her team is aligned with Rimini Street’s global product delivery organization as well as corporate strategies, standards, and objectives.

Ms. Davenport is a skilled executive with more than 20 years’ experience in business operations, management, implementation and support of ERP systems, and quality assurance, as well as project management roles for private and public sector clients.

Ms. Davenport joined Rimini Street in 2008 as a senior quality assurance engineer and has held positions of increasing responsibility at the company since then. Prior to joining Rimini Street, Ms. Davenport served in various management roles as well as several PeopleSoft project consulting roles.

She also served as a project coordinator and lead functional business analyst at Sierra Systems Group, a consulting firm specializing in systems integration and managed services. While at Sierra Systems, Ms. Davenport led and contributed to major projects for several State of Texas agencies and for private companies such as Expedia.

Earlier in her career, she worked as a senior accounting coordinator and lead PeopleSoft HRMS subject matter expert at the Lower Colorado River Authority, an organization that provides energy, water, and community services in Texas.

Ms. Davenport holds a Bachelor degree in Business Administration with a specialization in Management from Texas State University.

Michelle Davenport
Michelle Davenport
VP, Global PJS Support

Ms. Davenport serves as VP, Global PJS Support. In this role, she leads a team of functional and technical application experts and infrastructure architects who work to provide exceptional 24/7/365 support to our clients. Her PJS team serves our PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, and Siebel clients as well as Oracle ATG Web Commerce and Endeca clients.

Ms. Davenport is a skilled executive leader with more than 25 years of experience in the software support industry and experience in various roles over the course of her career. She believes strongly in the critical importance of the maintenance phase of the software lifecycle. By leveraging lean Six Sigma training and coaching the high-performance PJS team, she has helped maximize business outcomes for our global clients.

Prior to joining Rimini Street in 2012, Ms. Davenport worked in global support at PeopleSoft and Oracle. She focused her early career on PeopleSoft but has managed support across multiple applications for several years.

Michael Davichick
Michael Davichick
VP, Recurring Revenue, Sales Renewals - Global

Mr. Davichick is a skilled executive leader with more than 25 years of career sales experience, including nearly 20 years in enterprise software support sales for Siebel, PeopleSoft, and JD Edwards products. Over the course of his career, Mr. Davichick has helped more than 500 organizations successfully procure and transition to alternative maintenance programs, save significant budget funds, and enjoy better service tailored to meet their unique needs.

Mr. Davichick joined Rimini Street in 2006 to oversee sales of Rimini Street’s next-generation enterprise software support services.

Previously, Mr. Davichick was a senior account executive in the customer sales division at PeopleSoft, Inc. where he specialized in sales of special support programs including training, third-party, and analytic products. Earlier in his career, Mr. Davichick was an account executive with Triad Systems, Inc.

Mr. Davichick holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business management from the University of Phoenix.

Steve Davis
Steve Davis
VP, Talent Acquisition and Contingent Workforce

Mr. Davis serves as Vice President, Talent Acquisition and Contingent Workforce. In this role he is responsible for the strategy and execution of global recruitment and retention for both full-time employees and the contingent workforce.

Mr. Davis is a skilled executive leader with more than 25 years of experience creating and implementing global processes for high-growth companies, including entry into new markets for organic expansion, as well as M&A.

Prior to joining Rimini Street, Mr. Davis was Vice-President, Human Resources and Talent Acquisition at Tintri by DDN, Inc. where he led the integration of the acquisition of Tintri Inc. by DDN Inc. and the successful global growth of the company through organic and M&A activity.

Previously, Mr. Davis held a broad set of responsibilities in human capital at VMware, Inc. during the company’s exponential growth from 500 people to over 15,000. Prior to VMware, Mr. Davis held talent acquisition roles for successful venture-backed companies from early stage through IPO.

Mr. Davis attended San Jose State University business school with a specialization in finance and economics.

Gabe Dimeglio
Gabe Dimeglio
GVP & GM, Rimini Protect™

Mr. Dimeglio serves as GVP & GM, Rimini Protect™. In this role, he is responsible for providing leadership and oversight of the Rimini Protect! team and all corresponding software security services, and solutions.

Mr. Dimeglio is a skilled executive leader with 20 years of experience in IT and security for private and public-sector organizations and expertise in strategic consulting services, risk analysis/risk mitigation, and compliance. A results-driven leader, he specializes in security services and solutions for mission-critical, complex enterprise platforms.

Immediately prior to his current role, Mr. Dimeglio served as senior director of global security and global security/security intelligence manager, providing leadership and oversight in the GSS organization.

Previously, Mr. Dimeglio held roles developing and managing technology and security teams, operations, business development, client-facing programs, budgets, and compliance programs in highly diverse organizations including the Global 100 and defense, healthcare, financial, and educational institutions. He is an active member of the security industry and a trusted advisor to a SMmix of information security startups. He has led teams to global recognition through the nomination and receipt of several industry awards including the Stevie International Business Awards for “Support Department of the Year.”

Mr. Dimeglio holds a Bachelor of Science degree in information systems with a concentration in internetworking from Strayer University in Maryland.

Alisa De Dominicis
Alisa De Dominicis
VP, Global Operations, Legal, Ethics & Compliance

Alisa De Dominicis serves as VP, Global Operations, Legal, Ethics & Compliance. In this role, she leads the legal operations team in providing exceptional service to the global legal organization and the Rimini Street community.

Ms. De Dominicis is a skilled executive leader with more than 20 years of experience in governing global large-scale initiatives that involve innovation and transformation.

Prior to joining Rimini Street, Ms. De Dominicis worked at WilmerHale law firm and The Boston Consulting Group, driving strategic efforts.

Ms. De Dominicis holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Northeastern University and a Juris Doctor degree from Suffolk University Law School.

James Duggan
James Duggan
VP, Client Engagement

Mr. Duggan serves as VP, Client Engagement. In this role, he is responsible for the successful delivery and execution of all services on large, complex accounts and for building a true partnership with clients. He is also accountable for managing a cross-functional global team of engineers, developers, and administrators to ensure successful service delivery.

Mr. Duggan is a skilled executive leader with 25 years of experience in application managed services and extensive experience in cultivating and retaining key partnerships and providing strategic solutions.

Prior to joining Rimini Street, Mr. Duggan led a successful SAP S/4HANA migration for a global pharmaceutical company as Director of Program Management at Cognizant.

Previously, he was with IBM for 22 years, including six years as the delivery executive and associate partner managing more than US$150 million in annual revenue for IBM’s life sciences tower.

Mr. Duggan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social and Behavioral Sciences from Seton Hall University and a Masters Certificate in Project Management from The George Washington University School of Business. Mr. Duggan is a Certified Project Manager (PMP) and is also an IBM Certified Executive Project Manager.

Bruno Faustino
Bruno Faustino
VP, Head of Product - Unified Software Services

Mr. Faustino serves as VP, Head of Product – Unified Software Services. In this role, he is responsible for understanding market and customer needs and collaborating with cross-functional teams to deliver valuable integrated software services.

Mr. Faustino is a skilled executive leader with 20 years of experience in leading cross-functional teams in delivering innovative, high-quality technology solutions that align with business goals and drive results. He also has a proven track record in leading teams responsible for agile development methodologies and delivering complex projects on time and within budget.

Immediately prior to his current role, Mr. Faustino served as VP, Service Delivery – LATAM.

Prior to joining Rimini Street, Mr. Faustino was VP of SaaS at Aurea, where he managed a global SaaS Ops team responsible for governance/PMO, security, DevOps, command & center operations, AWS support, and data center support.

Previously, Mr. Faustino was executive director – data center & cloud at Sonda. Prior to this role, he was a senior manager at IBM.

Mr. Faustino holds a Bachelor of System Information degree in Logistics from Mackenzie and a Master of Business Administration degree from Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV), and Technology, Operations and Value Chain Management from MIT.

Raju Gadiraju
Raju Gadiraju
EVP & Managing Director, Rimini Street Labs, India

Mr. Gadiraju serves as EVP & Managing Director, Rimini Street Labs, India. In this role, he is responsible for operations and service delivery at the labs (Rimini Street India Operations Private Ltd) located in Hyderabad, India.

Mr. Gadiraju is a skilled executive leader with more than 25 years of experience in software services and expertise in client relations, business development, program management, application development, maintenance, support, enterprise data warehousing, and analytics experience.

Prior to joining Rimini Street, Mr. Gadiraju was head of the virtual services delivery for Mahindra Satyam, where he played a critical role setting up global delivery centers for companies including GE, Cisco, and Applied Materials.

Mr. Gadiraju holds a Master of Science degree in computer science from the University of Southern California (USC) and a Master of Science degree in applied statistics from Osmania University, Hyderabad, India.

Barry Ghotra
Barry Ghotra
VP, Security Innovation, R&D

Mr. Ghotra serves as VP, Security Innovation, R&D. In this role, he is responsible for the research and development of security products in support strategic business growth.

Mr. Ghotra is a skilled executive leader with 30 years of experience in developing and delivering innovative solutions to complex business and technical challenges.

Prior to joining Rimini Street, Mr. Ghotra was a director at LifeLock Inc., where he was a trusted CIO advisor and a leader of service delivery. He also led the DevOps team in architecting, delivering, managing, and supporting solutions targeted at the growth and sustainability of the business.

Previously, Mr. Ghotra led teams of middleware and database architects at companies including Ericsson, Michael’s, NEC America, and Emulex.

Mr. Ghotra holds a Bachelor of Science degree in physics and applied mathematics from Punjabi University India, CISSP and CCSP certifications in cyber security, and a PMP certification in project management.

Nobutake Gohdo
Nobutake Gohdo
Chief Technology Officer - Japan

Nobutake Gohdo serves as Chief Technology Officer, Japan. In this role, he is responsible for advising clients on strategic innovation initiatives that align with long-term technical and functional business goals across applications. He will also work with the Global CTO to establish the infrastructure for delivering IT, security, and functional ERP roadmap services in Japan, and will work cross-functionally with Application Management Services, Advanced Technology Group, Global Professionals Services, and Product Management teams. As Regional CTO, he will be responsible for the planning and execution of ERP Roadmap support in Japan.

Prior to joining Rimini Street, Mr. Gohdo held senior management positions at Citrix, Oracle, and SAP. At Citrix, Nobutake Gohdo was senior manager, product readiness and technical support. At Oracle, he was director, Oracle on Demand, responsible for service provisioning and delivery. At SAP, as Vice President, Active Global Support Japan, Mr. Gohdo was responsible for a team of 150 that provided software support and managed key accounts.

Mr. Gohdo holds a Bachelor of Precision Machinery Engineering degree from Nihon University, College of Science and Technology, Tokyo, Japan.

Alex Goldvug
Alex Goldvug
GVP, Global Revenue Operations

Mr. Goldvug serves as GVP, Global Revenue Operations. In this role, he is responsible for ensuring the productivity, effectiveness, and scalability of the revenue organization, in the process leveraging his proficiency in sales execution, customer lifecycle oversight, and process transformation.

Mr. Goldvug is a skilled executive leader with 15 years of experience in enterprise technology and a broad range of expertise in software and services. He brings multi-functional global leadership experience in product management, research and development, business operations, sales and professional service operations, marketing, and business development to the table.

Prior to joining Rimini Street, Mr. Goldvug held senior leadership roles at Calypso Technology, a world leader in cross-asset front-to-back solutions and managed services for financial markets. His responsibilities included research and development operations overseeing product management; quality assurance and product support; sales and professional services operations; and leading marketing, proposal, inside sales, and training departments.

Mr. Goldvug holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in mathematical finance and business administration from Carnegie Mellon University.

George Goosen
George Goosen
VP Technology, Global Client Onboarding

Mr. Goosen serves as VP, Global Client Onboarding. In this role, he is responsible for global archiving and quality assurance, pre-sales engagement, client onboarding and is an Oracle subject matter expert.

Mr. Goosen is a skilled executive leader with 20 years of experience in consulting, delivery and development working in multiple industry verticals including defence, aerospace, financial services, education, oil and gas, government, health, insurance, and telecommunications and has strong technical implementation and support experience in Oracle applications and technologies. He is a recognized technical leading global teams of various sizes managing strong technical experts and consultants.

Immediately prior to his current role, Mr. Goosen served as Director for Technology Support in the APAC region managing technical experts’ delivery 24×7 support to our global customers.

Prior to joining Rimini Street, Mr. Goosen was National Presales lead at CSG Australia, CSG is an ASX listed top tier implementation partner and was awarded Oracle APAC partner of the year where he led a team of presales engineers covering subject matter expertise for Oracle Applications, Database, Integration, and Identity. During his tenure at CSG he lead teams implementing Oracle products at Santos, BAE Systems, Ausenco, Ambulance Victoria and Catholic Education.

Previously, Mr. Goosen was Consultant implementing and consulting on various Oracle products including Oracle Applications, Oracle SOA suite and Oracle Identity. His clients included KPMG, Investec, Reserve Bank Of South Africa, Wesbank, Telesure and Vodacom.

Mr. Goosen holds an International Diploma in Computer Science Degree from NCC and is currently working on his Master in Data Science specializing in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence through James Cook University.

Glenn Groshans
Glenn Groshans
GVP & Chief of Staff, Office of the CEO

Mr. Groshans serves as GVP & Chief of Staff, Office of the CEO. is a valued senior leader, leveraging proficiencies from running organizations both as chief of staff and as a C-level business executive in operations ranging from less than US$100 million to $6 billion in annual revenue.

Mr. Groshans is a skilled executive leader with 30 years of experience in enterprise technology and a broad range of expertise acquired at global companies spanning software, hardware, and services. He has multifunctional leadership experience in product marketing, product management, research and development, business operations, mergers and acquisitions, sales operations, and business development.

Prior to joining Rimini Street, Mr. Groshans held roles as VP, business operations and customer success and VP, chief of staff, worldwide field operations at Veritas Technologies LLC, a global leader in information management and data protection software.

Previously, Mr. Groshans served as VP, chief of staff, product development in the information management group at Symantec Corporation, a global leader in enterprise and consumer security software. He also held executive roles at Quantum Corporation, Hewlett-Packard, and Chevron.

Mr. Groshans holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from Michigan State University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Guy Guiffre
Guy Guiffre
VP, Sales, Americas - West/Central

Mr. Guiffre serves as VP, Sales, Americas – West/Central. In this role, he is responsible for ensuring customer success and leading a high-performance team of inside and outside sales representatives.

Mr. Guiffre is a skilled executive leader with 35 years of experience in the high-tech industry and expertise in working with Fortune 500 companies in most major industries.

Prior to joining Rimini Street, Mr. Guiffre was a regional vice president at Oracle, where his team covered major accounts in the western United States. He led his team to 300% year-over-year growth by focusing on delivering customer value.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Guiffre taught a course in nuclear power for the U.S. Navy at Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory in Saratoga County, New York.

Mr. Guiffre graduated at the top of his class from the Nuclear Power School operated by the U.S. Navy.

Jason Hardiman
Jason Hardiman
GVP & Deputy General Counsel, IP

Mr. Hardiman serves as GVP & Deputy General Counsel, IP.  In this role, he is responsible for the global intellectual property and product development legal practice.

Mr. Hardiman is a skilled executive leader with more than 25 years of experience in intellectual property and product counseling, protection, compliance, and litigation.

Prior to joining Rimini Street, Mr. Hardiman was patent counsel at Intuit with responsibility for its QuickBooks, Payments, Payroll, and advanced/cross-platform technology groups. He was also counsel to other Silicon Valley companies on intellectual property matters.

Previously, Mr. Hardiman was general counsel for software startup Sorceron with responsibility for all legal affairs including the digital image copyright case Kelly v. Aribba Soft. This case established the framework for fair use of images by search engines.

Mr. Hardiman holds a Bachelor of Science in engineering degree from the University of Michigan and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Pittsburgh. He is a member of the New York and California state bars and is a registered patent attorney.

Carrie Heath
Carrie Heath
VP Marketing, EMEA

Carrie Heath serves as VP Marketing, EMEA. In this role she is responsible for leading the EMEA field marketing team, designing and delivering the marketing strategy and plan to support market expansion, and establishing Rimini Street as the leader in extraordinary enterprise software support, products, and services across the EMEA region.

Ms. Heath is a skilled executive leader with over 15 years of experience in global data and technology services marketing with expertise in go-to-market strategy and growth marketing, specifically in new and emerging markets.

Prior to joining Rimini Street, Ms. Heath was marketing director, Europe and China at LexisNexis Risk Solutions where she led all international field marketing teams. Previously, she was head of marketing, Europe at LexisNexis Risk Solutions.

Prior to these roles, Ms. Heath was marketing manager at CAP HPI.

Ms. Heath holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in marketing from the University of the West of England.

Eric Helmer
Eric Helmer
SVP & Chief Technology Officer

Eric Helmer serves as SVP & Chief Technology Officer. In this role, he is responsible for advising clients on strategic innovation initiatives that align with financial, technical, and functional long-term corporate goals across applications that include Oracle, SAP, IBM, and Microsoft. These initiatives are designed to maximize the effectiveness of mission-critical enterprise software systems.

Mr. Helmer is skilled executive leader with 25 years of IT experience and proven leadership delivering strategic corporate IT transformational projects. He has a strong track record in designing and implementing technical, complex enterprise technology initiatives that provide real return on investment, competitive advantage, and growth for companies.

Prior to joining Rimini Street, Mr. Helmer was a vice president at Velocity Technology Solutions, where he led the application services team in delivering transformational cloud and IT solutions for Oracle enterprises.

Mr. Helmer has a broad consulting background with firms such as Linium, ADI Strategies, and The Hackett Group, where he delivered successful IT projects throughout the U.S., the U.K., India, the UAE, Singapore, and Thailand.

Mr. Helmer holds a Master’s degree in business administration and a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science. He is a published author; Oracle ACE alumni; and a sought-after, award-winning industry speaker in Oracle conferences. He also has served on many boards of directors, including the Oracle Developer Tools User Group (ODTUG).

Paul Henville
Paul Henville
SVP, Global Product Delivery

Paul Henville serves as SVP, Global Product Delivery. In this role, he is responsible for all deliverables of the Global Product Delivery team, which provides updates to clients across all ERP product lines.

Mr. Henville is a skilled executive leader with more than 20 years of enterprise software industry experience and expertise in PeopleSoft HCM and PeopleSoft support and development. Mr. Henville has worked on numerous PeopleSoft releases, delivered new PeopleSoft Global Payroll country extensions for five countries, and provided maintenance support for seven countries.

During his tenure at PeopleSoft. Mr. Henville was a senior development manager at PeopleSoft responsible for the initial releases of the Global Payroll product in the Asia/Pacific region as well as developing upgrades from local Asia/Pacific versions of PeopleSoft to the core PeopleSoft HCM product. This effort entailed managing the initial strategy of releases and upgrades, working with clients on their business and technical needs, devising development release plans across multiple products, and managing the development and quality cycle through to final delivery.

Prior to his PeopleSoft experience, Mr. Henville’s career exposed him to a wide range of ERP modules, products, and roles. Mr. Henville has worked as a project manager, managing large implementations in the public and private sectors. He has also worked in presales, curriculum development, and as a business and functional consultant. Prior to joining Rimini Street, Mr. Henville worked with an Oracle Partner setting up a service delivery division.

James Hillier
James Hillier
VP, Security Intelligence and Center of Excellence

Mr. Hillier serves as VP, Security Intelligence and Center of Excellence. In this role, he is responsible for managing the Rimini Protect™ team ISO9001 process as well as internal Rimini Protect strategic initiatives. He is also responsible for threat intelligence, which includes the SVAR program coupled with security support services, assessment services, and Rimini Protect sales enablement support.

Mr. Hillier is a skilled executive leader with more than 30 years of experience in information technology and information technology security.

Immediately prior to his current role, Mr. Hillier served as the Security Programs and Operations Director, Office of the CTO.

Prior to joining Rimini Street, Mr. Hillier was a corporate cybersecurity consultant at Truist Bank — an organization formed by the merger of BB&T and SunTrust Bank — where he analyzed the bank’s cyber capabilities and its ability to mitigate risk to bank assets and formulated new security standards.

Previously, Mr. Hillier was associate CIO/CISO at Central Piedmont Community College.

Mr. Hillier holds a Master of Science degree in information systems with a concentration in security from Bellevue University, a Bachelor of Science degree in electronics from Southern Illinois University, and an Associate of Science degree in profession aeronautics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

Martyn Hoogakker
Martyn Hoogakker
GVP & General Manager, EMEA

Mr. Hoogakker serves as GVP and General Manager, EMEA. In this role he is responsible for all business operations in the region, including client sales and success.

Mr. Hoogakker is a skilled executive leader with 20 years of experience in management consulting and extensive experience in building, transforming, and leading professional services delivery and sales organizations in SaaS companies.

Prior to joining Rimini Street, Mr. Hoogakker was Head of Services Sales & GTM EMEA at Adobe where he built and led high performing Services Sales, Pre-Sales, and Major Account Teams across EMEA. In earlier roles at Adobe, Mr. Hoogakker also ran the Consulting Delivery business and set-up the Value Consulting team to support strategic pursuits.

Previously, Mr. Hoogakker was Head of Services and Customer Success at Salesforce Marketing Cloud. Prior to this role, he was a Managing Consultant at Deloitte Consulting in the UK.

Mr. Hoogakker holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in international management from the Fontys University of Applied Sciences.

Emmanuelle Hose
Emmanuelle Hose
GVP, Industry Solutions and Strategic Sales & General Manager, Australia and New Zealand

Emmanuelle Hose serves as Global Vice President, Industry Solutions and Strategic Sales, and General Manager, Australia and New Zealand. In this role, she is responsible for developing and executing the Rimini Street strategy for industry-specific solutions across various markets and regions to drive customer satisfaction, revenue growth, and market differentiation. As the General Manager of Australia and New Zealand, she is responsible for all business operations in the ANZ region, including client sales and success.

Ms. Hose is a skilled executive leader with nearly 30 years of experience in IT, and expertise in leading enterprise software sales, service, and development operations across Europe, North America, and Oceania. She is based in Melbourne, Australia.

Immediately prior to her current role, Ms. Hose led the Rimini Street EMEA team as GVP & Theatre GM, where she was responsible for leading the full business operations and fostering the company’s continued market expansion in the region.

Earlier in her career, Ms. Hose served in executive roles with several global software companies.

Ms. Hose holds a Bachelor of Science degree (2/1) honours (upper division) in information technologies from the University of Brighton in the United Kingdom.

Cecilia Hsu
Cecilia Hsu
VP, Data Management & Governance Strategy

Ms. Hsu serves as VP, Data Management & Governance Strategy. In this role, she is responsible for ensuring that all Rimini Street business functions use the same clean operational data, by aligning people, processes, and systems to enable transformation and maintenance.

Ms. Hsu is a skilled executive leader with 15+ years of experience in marketing operations and data management.

Immediately prior to her current role, Ms. Hsu served as VP, Marketing Operations.

Prior to joining Rimini Street, Ms. Hsu was director, marketing operations at Kofax Inc., where she established the department that directly contributed to revenue goal achievement and the IPO offering.

Previously, Ms. Hsu was senior consultant, IT-Project Management at Verizon Wireless. Prior to this role, she was a senior manager at AT&T Wireless.

Ms. Hsu holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in broadcast communications from the University of the Philippines and has completed the University of Southern California Executive Management Program.

Kate Jones
Kate Jones
VP, Global Demand Generation and Growth Marketing, Integrated Campaigns

Ms. Jones serves as VP, Global Demand Generation and Growth Marketing, Integrated Campaigns. In this role, she is responsible for campaign strategy and execution, web operations, performance marketing, and measurement.

Ms. Jones is a skilled executive leader with 24 years of technology and services marketing experience managing a broad range of functions for mid-size and enterprise markets. Her expertise is in demand generation, product and industry marketing, digital marketing, account-based marketing (ABM), and channel programs.

Immediately prior to her current role, Ms. Jones served as senior director, growth, and account-based at Rimini Street, where she established the ABM practice and conceptualized innovative, cross-channel marketing campaigns leveraging paid, earned, and owned media channels for acquisition and client lifecycle marketing campaigns.

Prior to joining Rimini Street, Ms. Jones served as director, vertical and integrated marketing at Lumen Technologies and marketing director — Americas region at Oracle University. Previously, she held roles in marketing, strategy, and product marketing at organizations including Sun Microsystems, Dish Network, and Qwest Communications.

Ms. Jones holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in world history and sociology from the University of Iowa.

Rodney Kenyon
Rodney Kenyon
GVP, Global Professional Services – Centers of Excellence and Oracle CoE

Mr. Kenyon serves as GVP, Professional Services – Centers of Excellence and Oracle CoE. In this role, he is responsible for leading the Rimini Street Global Centers of Excellence that work with clients to deliver bespoke solutions across a broad cross-section of technologies. They include Oracle, SAP, and other ERP systems; SaaS solutions that include Salesforce and other emerging platforms; cloud and infrastructure; security; technology strategy; and a multitude of other technical disciplines and services.

Mr. Kenyon most recently served as GVP, Global Oracle Applications Support and was responsible for leading the global Oracle Applications delivery teams that provide critical applications support 24x7x365. He is a multidisciplinary, skilled executive with more than 30 years of experience in delivery technology services around the globe, including professional services, application hosting (aka cloud), managed services, and application support.

Prior to joining Rimini Street, Mr. Kenyon was director, enterprise applications professional services at AT&T, where he led the global professional services team that helped customers build, deploy, and upgrade ERP applications as well as meeting their unique business challenges through technological innovation.

Previously, Mr. Kenyon held technology leadership roles at Nike and Tribune Company.

Mr. Kenyon holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Hyungwook “Kevin” Kim
Hyungwook “Kevin” Kim
GVP & Regional GM, Korea

Mr. Kim serves as GVP & Regional GM, Korea. In this role, he is responsible for leading the next phase of growth for Rimini Street in Korea, including managing sales, building the service delivery engineering team, and expanding operations to support the company’s fast-paced growth in the country.

Mr. Kim is a skilled executive leader with more than 20 years of experience in enterprise software sales and sales management and expertise in handling large enterprise accounts where his deep understanding of the IT industry has helped him manage long and complex sales cycles. He is a hands-on leader who actively engages with customers and excels in understanding diverse business requirements.

Prior to joining Rimini Street, Mr. Kim was senior sales director for Oracle Korea, where he led a team focused on Oracle software application sales to CIOs and IT leaders. Previously, he directed and managed sales for SAP Korea and Compaq Korea, where he covered key vertical industries including manufacturing, consumer packaged goods, and retail.

Mr. Kim holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Chinese from Dangkook University.

Tony Kirk
Tony Kirk
Sales VP, Americas - East

Mr. Kirk serves as VP, Sales, Americas-East. In this role he is responsible for working with large, strategic accounts in the region.

Mr. Kirk is a skilled executive leader with over 25 years of experience in SAAS, Professional and Managed Services in the ERP market.

Prior to joining Rimini Street, Mr. Kirk was President and Chief Revenue Officer at Highstreet IT Solutions where he was responsible for sales, marketing, and operations.

Previously, Mr. Kirk was President and Chief Operating Officer at Enterprise Solutions Group. Prior to this role, he was Regional VP of Sales at PeopleSoft USA.

Mr. Kirk holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from University of Maryland, College Park.

Shachar Koren
Shachar Koren
VP, Israel Support

Mr. Koren serves as VP, Israel Support. In this role, he is responsible for managing Rimini Street services in Israel.

Mr. Koren is a skilled executive leader with 30 years of experience in Oracle technologies.

Prior to joining Rimini Street in 2015, Mr. Koren was manager of the Oracle division at Yaelsoft. During his tenure, the division won and executed on many large Oracle implementation projects. Previously, Mr. Koren managed the technical teams at Yaelsoft and Malam Group Limited.

Mr. Koren holds a Bachelor of Science degree in computers and economics, a Bachelor of Science degree in biology, and a Master of Science degree in ecology from Bar Ilan University.

Sudhir Kumar
Sudhir Kumar
GVP, Global Oracle Support

Mr. Kumar serves as GVP, Global Oracle Support. In this role, he is responsible for the delivery of global application and technology support services for Oracle systems. Technology Support for Oracle Database — including Exadata, Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle Identity Management, and Oracle Business Intelligence — IBM Db2, MS SQL Server, SAP Sybase, Rimini Protect, Rimini Connect, and Essbase as well as the underlying technology and tools required to run major enterprise software. Application responsibility includes Oracle EBS, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, Siebel, Communications, Utilities, Banking Platform, Financial Services Application Analytics, and IBM Cognos/TM1

He leads a global engineering team tasked with resolving complex production issues, utilizing a 24/7/365 support model.

Mr. Kumar is a skilled executive leader with 33 years of experience in the development, implementation, and management of large in-house business systems, including implementation and support of Oracle E-Business Suite and Oracle Fusion Middleware, as well as Oracle Database administration. He has worked in the aerospace, construction, defense, engineering, IT consulting, manufacturing, oil and gas, and telecommunications sectors.

Prior to joining Rimini Street in 2013, he was a leader of corporate applications at Santos, a pioneering Australian energy company. He has also held management and technical team lead roles at BAE SYSTEMS, a global defense, aerospace, and security company. He led the early adoption of the Oracle SOA Suite and Oracle Identity Management Suite products at BAE Systems and served on the Customer Advisory Board (CAB) of Oracle SOA and Oracle Identity Management Products.

Robert Lachs
Robert Lachs
Global Sales VP, Recurring Revenue

Mr. Lachs serves as Global Sales VP, Recurring Revenue.

Mr. Lachs is a skilled executive leader with 19 years of experience in the ERP software industry and unique multidimensional expertise, having worked and consulted for companies implementing ERP solutions and directly for ERP vendors.

Prior to joining Rimini Street Mr. Lachs worked at NET(net). At NET(net), he  led a practice focused on optimizing ERP license and maintenance investments, with emphasis on the Oracle, SAP, and Lawson product families. In this capacity Mr. Lachs assessed financial arrangements, contracts, and license/maintenance portfolios; developed and executed strategies for investment optimization; and led direct negotiations with IT vendors. Through his work, Mr. Lachs has developed an appreciation of the business drivers behind third-party support.

Previously, Mr. Lachs worked for 15 years in a variety of customer service and sales management roles at PeopleSoft and Oracle. Before leaving Oracle in 2008, Mr. Lachs spent several years as a manager in the PeopleSoft support sales organization responsible for securing annual maintenance revenue objectives and enforcing Oracle’s pricing practices and policies.

Mr. Lachs holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in speech and business communications from Butler University.

Greg Leiner
Greg Leiner
VP, SAP Services Solution Architects

Mr. Leiner serves as VP, SAP Services Solution Architects. In this role, he is responsible for global SAP sales and business development.

Mr. Leiner is a skilled executive leader with more than 20 years of experience in ERP consulting, implementation, product management and sales experience in aerospace and defense, retail, process manufacturing, and high tech. He has spent the bulk of his IT career in and around the SAP ecosystem and has deep knowledge of SAP products, licensing, systems integration, support, and company strategy.

Mr. Leiner was tasked with building out the SAP practice at Rimini Street and has guided the SAP product line to tremendous growth since 2009, averaging over 40 percent annual growth since its formation. His signed SAP clients include many large global multinationals.

Previously, Mr. Leiner held various global roles at SAP America and SAP AG.

Mr. Leiner holds a Bachelors of Arts from the University of Minnesota.

Gala Lyne
Gala Lyne
GVP, Office of the CEO

Gala Lyne serves as Group Vice President, Office of the CEO. In this role she oversees the implementation of key projects and initiatives that drive scale in support of Rimini Street’s ongoing growth; builds business relationships and avenues for growth; determines the potential risks and rewards of each business opportunity; and represents the organization as a speaker and industry thought leader to enhance the Rimini Street brand and reputation in the market.

Ms. Lyne is a skilled executive leader in business acceleration and growth. She has 30 years of experience in IT and expertise across multiple industries — retail, finance, manufacturing, energy/utilities, and professional services — aligning CFO and CIO strategic business priorities with IT solutions.

Immediately prior to her current role, Ms. Lyne served as GVP, Regional General Manager, Americas — East, where she was responsible for leading the full business operations and fostering the company’s continued growth in the region.

Previously, Ms. Lyne enabled Sales 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 degree in General Business and French from the University of Texas at Austin.

Luiz Mariotto
Luiz Mariotto
GVP, SAP Product Management

Luiz Mariotto serves as GVP, SAP Product Management. In this role, he is responsible for the strategy and product roadmap of the entire SAP offering, with the goal of aligning it closely to client needs, market dynamics, and the competitive landscape. Mr. Mariotto is a skilled executive leader with more than 30 years in the IT industry and expertise in enterprise software sales, consulting, delivery, and large-enterprise IT.

Immediately prior to his current role, Mr. Mariotto was responsible for Global SAP support, leading a team of technical and cross-functional SAP experts who provide support and solutions based on a keen sense of client success and satisfaction.

Prior to joining Rimini Street, Mr. Mariotto served at SAP Brazil for 15 years, where he held various leadership , and at SAP AG headquarters, where he led a global program for fast-growth markets. He was also Solutions & Technology Vice President (CTO) at Software AG Latin America and a sales director at Samsung SDS.

Mr. Mariotto holds Bachelor of Computer Science and executive Master of Business Administration degrees from Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) in São Paulo, Brazil and has completed the Executive Program for Growing Companies at Stanford University.

 

Edenize Maron
Edenize Maron
GVP, Regional GM, Americas – LATAM

Ms. Maron serves as GVP, Regional GM, Americas – LATAM. In this role, she is responsible for overseeing the sales and delivery of support services that foster continued market expansion and development of the Latin America region.

Ms. Maron is a skilled executive leader with more than 19 years of IT experience and expertise in leading enterprise software sales, service, and development operations.

Prior to joining Rimini Street, Ms. Maron served as vice president for southern Latin America at Software AG.

Previously, Ms. Maron served in several executive roles at SAP, including sales director of CRM products, Latin America and most recently as a country manager for Portugal.

Earlier in her career, Ms. Maron held a senior leadership position as a country manager for Brazil and South America at Progress Software.

Ms. Maron holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the Universidade São Francisco in São Paolo, Brazil.

David Miller
David Miller
GVP, Global Client Onboarding

David Miller serves as GVP, Global Client Onboarding. In this role, he is responsible for the transition of clients from vendor to Rimini Street support.

Mr. Miller is a skilled executive leader with more than 30 years of experience in a variety of roles in telecommunication, financial, legal, and local government. He has managed global support desks for organizations with a worldwide presence.

Prior to joining Rimini Street, Mr. Miller worked for a major law firm, managing its PeopleSoft application and technology stack. His 18 years of experience supporting various PeopleSoft HCM releases included managing major upgrades, initial system implementations, and custom development solutions. Before transitioning to ERP applications, Mr. Miller implemented and oversaw problem management and monitoring systems such as Hewlett-Packard OpenView. During his tenure as an IT professional, he fulfilled database administration, sales support, project management and systems development roles.

Lisa Miller
Lisa Miller
VP, Global HR Business Partners

Ms. Miller serves as VP, Global HR Business Partners. In this role, she works with business leaders and the HR leadership team to create strategies and deliver execution plans that advance our people strategy and company culture while also complying with our employment practices.

Ms. Miller is a skilled executive leader with more than 25 years of human resources experience in scaling organizations, leading through change, and building global HR processes to support talent priorities.

Prior to joining Rimini Street, Ms. Miller was a senior consultant and worked to build the HR function at Socure, a high-tech identity verification organization, during a period of ultra-high growth.

Previously, Ms. Miller was the senior vice president of human resources at Kurita America, where she was the subsidiary head of HR and led HR diligence and integration efforts as part of the company’s merger and acquisition team. Prior to this role, she was the vice president and head of human resources at JAMF Software, a pre-IPO high-tech firm providing enterprise Apple management solutions.

Earlier in her career, Ms. Miller worked for Carlson Wagonlit Travel and Microsoft in organizational development and HR leadership roles.

Ms. Miller holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business management from Saint Cloud State University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the DePaul University Kellstadt Graduate School of Business.

Tyler Munger
Tyler Munger
VP, Analytics - Global Operations

Mr. Munger serves as VP, Analytics – Global Operations. In this role, he is responsible for leading the data management, business intelligence, and data science functions that support global operations at Rimini Street.

Mr. Munger is a skilled executive leader with more than 10 years of experience in building and leading analytics teams and expertise in the application of machine learning and natural language processing to complex technical domains.

Prior to joining Rimini Street, Mr. Munger served as a senior data scientist at REX, where he focused on improving the effectiveness of sales operations through analytics. Previously, he was the principal data scientist at a consulting practice, working on projects for clients who ranged from the Fortune 50 to seed-stage start-ups.

Mr. Munger’s research has been published in leading industry journals including the ASME and IEEE. He is also an adjunct lecturer at UC Santa Cruz where he teaches courses in data mining and machine learning.

Mr. Munger holds a PhD degree in technology and information management from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Satish Narasimhan
Satish Narasimhan
VP, Financial Planning and Analysis

Mr. Narasimhan serves as VP, FP&A. In this role, he is responsible for providing value-added analysis, insights, and forecasts that impact operational efficiencies and influence strategic decisions.

Mr. Narasimhan is a skilled executive leader with 25 of years of experience in overall financial management and expertise in strategic planning, budgeting, metrics and business performance analysis, and capital markets and investment analysis.

Immediately prior to his current role, Mr. Narasimhan served as senior director, FP&A.

Prior to joining Rimini Street, Mr. Narasimhan was VP of finance at Kemper Corporation where he led the FP&A and accounting teams responsible for the strategic planning, budgeting, investment analysis, interest rate risk and capital adequacy, financial accounting, month-end close, and external reporting functions.

Previously, Mr. Narasimhan was director, FP&A at Megapath Networks, Inc. Prior to this role, he was manager, FP&A at Vodafone Group, PLC.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Narasimhan was group asset manager at Sears, Roebuck and Company and a financial analyst at Price Waterhouse Coopers.

Mr. Narasimhan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Washington University in St. Louis and a Master of Business Administration degree from Rollins College. He is a certified public accountant (CPA) licensed in the State of California.

Richard Noble
Richard Noble
GVP, Information Technology

Mr. Noble has over 20 years of IT leadership experience in governance, project and program management, business relationship management, and strategic planning for Fortune 500 organizations.

At Rimini Street, Mr. Noble serves as Group Vice President for IT, responsible for designing and executing an effective global strategy and overall management of the Rimini Street Global Information Technology Organization. In this role, he drives the development of enterprise technology standards, governance processes, and performance metrics.

Prior to joining Rimini Street, he was Vice President, Business Partnership and IT Governance, Risk, and Compliance for the Welk Resort Group based in San Diego CA, where he focused on IT and business alignment, enterprise program management, governance, risk, and compliance, as well as corporate strategic planning. Before that he led large scale IT implementations of SAP and Siebel Systems for HD Supply and General Electric.

Mr. Noble holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Susquehanna University.

Tomonori Oku
Tomonori Oku
VP, Japan Service Delivery

Mr. Oku serves as VP, Japan Service Delivery. In this role, he is responsible for client satisfaction and delivery of support for SAP products, including tax, legal and regulatory updates, to Rimini Street’s Japanese clients. In his first year with the company, he displayed notable leadership in expanding the business to the Asian market while performing multiple job roles as the first employee of Nihon Rimini Street KK.

Mr. Oku is a skilled executive leader with more than 25 years of experience in ERP systems and expertise in test automation, SAP upgrades, migration, and virtualization. He has served a variety of clients including Fortune 100/500 organizations, directing systems configuration projects and consulting for IT management. He takes pride in providing his clients the benefits of ERP stabilization and cost reduction.

Mr. Oku is especially noted for his SAP upgrade service as a consultant, receiving from more than 100 organizations for his construction/deployment methods that leverage a variety of tools and methodologies.

Mr. Oku holds a Bachelor of Engineering in industrial engineering and management from the Chiba Institute of Technology.

Simon Painter
Simon Painter
VP & Controller

Mr. Painter serves as VP & Controller. In this role, he is responsible for financial reporting processes, including oversight of internal controls and financial filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Mr. Painter is a skilled executive leader with 32 years of experience in accounting, audit, and finance.

Immediately prior to his current role, Mr. Painter served as Senior Director, Financial Reports and was primarily responsible for completing and filing Rimini Street’s 10Ks and 10-Qs.

Prior to joining Rimini Street, Mr. Painter was director of financial reporting for ManpowerGroup Inc. from 2008 to 2018, working on SEC filings, acquisitions, and valuations. From 2000 to 2008, he was the corporate controller and chief accounting officer for Plexus Corp, where led the effort to implement the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX). Prior to joining Plexus Corp., Mr. Painter was an auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers for eight-plus years, last serving as an audit manager.

Mr. Painter holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and a Master of Accountancy degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Frank Pecora
Frank Pecora
GVP, Strategic Projects, Office of the CEO

Mr. Pecora serves as GVP, Special Projects, Office of the CEO. In this role, he is responsible for building out and managing Rimini Street’s growing global renewals team and crafting multiyear program options and other offerings to support client loyalty and retention. He orchestrates resources across the company to ensure that clients derive the greatest benefit possible from their partnership with Rimini Street and continue to drive up the ROI on their ERP investment.

Mr. Pecora is a skilled executive leader with 30 years of experience in IT that includes 20 years in the IBM mid-range marketplace where he worked with many JD Edwards clients. This timeframe includes eight years as regional sales manager responsible for a large geographical region at Vision Solutions, an IBM Premier ISV.

Mr. Pecora’s experience has given him an in-depth knowledge of critical business processes and familiarity with ERP applications in industry segments that include healthcare, financial services, manufacturing, retail, distribution, transportation, and gaming. He is a proven evangelist of solutions and technologies and is enthusiastic about the positive disruptive influence that the Rimini Street business model has on the ERP support market.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Pecora was an account executive at SAP consulting firm J.J. Croney & Associates. Mr. Pecora has also worked in channel sales and developed markets for pioneering innovators in education software, digital animation, and video solutions.

Mr. Pecora holds a Bachelor of Science degree in marine biology from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Simon Philp
Simon Philp
VP & Assistant General Counsel, APAC

Mr. Philp serves as VP & Assistant General Counsel, APAC. In this role, he is responsible for client, partner, and vendor contracting and other legal matters; projects and initiatives for APAC; and leading a team located across the region.

Mr. Philp is an experienced executive leader with more than 28 years of legal, business, and people management experience.

Immediately prior to his current role, Mr. Philp served as director and managing counsel for Oceania, Southeast Asia, and Greater China.

Prior to joining Rimini Street, Mr. Philp was the global lead counsel of Dell Technologies’ Internet of Things Division and Global Original Equipment Manufacturing Division in Austin, Texas. Prior to this role, Mr. Philp led a team of attorneys responsible for all of Dell Technologies’ sales activities in the central U.S. region, including Texas and Florida. Before that, Mr. Philp was head of legal for Dell Technologies’ Australian and New Zealand operations and held a variety of Asia Pacific Japan lead counsel roles.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Philp was a senior associate and head of the USA Technology practice of Minter Ellison Lawyers in Sydney, Australia, and San Francisco. Mr. Philp was also a clerk to His Honour Deputy Chairman and Senior Judge Gilbert Trafford-Walker of the District Court of Queensland, Australia.

Mr. Philp holds a Bachelor of Laws degree and a Bachelor of Arts degree from James Cook University in Queensland and a Certificate II in Public Safety (New South Wales State Emergency Service).

Pat Phelan
Pat Phelan
VP, Market Research

Ms. Phelan serves as Vice President, Market Research. In this role, she is responsible for research across the enterprise software market. As editor of the Street Wise Thought Leadership hub, she provides informative and educational content on relevant topics that engage a global audience and increase Rimini Street’s reputation as a trusted advisor and IT thought leader.

Ms. Phelan is a skilled executive leader with 40 years of experience in enterprise applications and IT strategy and specific expertise in implementation and support methods and practices.

Prior to joining Rimini Street, Ms. Phelan was vice president, enterprise software and ERP at Gartner, Inc. where she spent 18 years, most recently as the leading analyst covering third-party enterprise software support. During her time at Gartner, Ms. Phelan provided thousands of CIOs and IT leaders with research and advice on strategies and options for managing the business application lifecycle and costs. She published nearly 300 research reports.

Previously, Ms. Phelan was HR systems practice leader at Grant Thornton and, before that, she helped build an HR systems practice at Ernst & Young.

Ms. Phelan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting with a minor in computer science from Indiana State University.

Tim Piechowski
Tim Piechowski
Sales VP, Americas – Central

Mr. Piechowski serves as VP, Sales, NA – Central Region. In this role, he is responsible for sales activity and NCI.

Mr. Piechowski is a skilled executive leader with 13 years of experience in sales and management at Rimini Street.

Immediately prior to his current role, Mr. Piechowski served as a regional director in the central region.

Prior to joining Rimini Street, Mr. Piechowski was a senior account executive with PeopleSoft and Oracle.

Mr. Piechowski holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in criminal law from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota, with a minor in psychology.

 

Dean Pohl
Dean Pohl
VP, Investor Relations

Mr. Pohl serves as VP, Investor . In this role, he is responsible for the company’s financing and capital market activities, representing Rimini Street to the investment community and conveying investor feedback to senior management and the Board of Directors.

Mr. Pohl is a skilled executive leader with 34 years of experience in investor relations and capital markets.

Immediately prior to and concurrent with his current role, Mr. Pohl led and supported Rimini Street’s 2016 debt facility financing, 2017 merger and IPO, 2018 issuance of a convertible preferred stock, and 2021 bank loan financing.

Prior to joining Rimini Street, Mr. Pohl served more than 25 years in the capital markets sector in portfolio management, as a counter-party credit manager, and in financial planning and analysis. His previous positions include Managing Director – Convertible Arbitrage, Relative Value, and Private Company Investments at Kellogg Capital Markets and Portfolio Manager, Convertible Arbitrage and Relative Value at Spear, Leeds & Kellogg, a Goldman Sachs Company.

Mr. Pohl holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Ferris State University.

Janet Ravin
Janet Ravin
VP, Marketing Brand, Content, and Communications

Ms. Ravin serves as VP, Marketing Brand, Content, and Communications, as well as committee chair of the Rimini Street Foundation. In these roles, she is responsible for amplifying Rimini Street’s extraordinary story through expert strategy, execution, and management of all brand expression, communications, and global events. This mission includes brand experience, content and creative services, public and analyst relations, client storytelling, and the engagement of employees through the creation of culture-rich programs.

Ms. Ravin is the founder of the Rimini Street Foundation, the charitable program privately funded by Rimini Street, Inc. and its global subsidiaries. Since its inception, Ms. Ravin has nurtured its award-winning philanthropic programs with the support of the Global Steering Committee — overseeing the financial donations, in-kind contributions, and employee volunteer programs that have empowered more than 425 charities across six continents to date.

In her current role, Ms. Ravin continues her work as the former VP, Global Communications, Culture, and Experience, helping shape the Rimini Family core values around Rimini Street’s “4C’s” — Company, Clients, Colleagues, and Community. She is credited with the launch of ERG programs including TEAM PINK, the company’s breast cancer survivor and support group; TEAM GRIT, the company’s veterans support group; and multiple programs and events focused on wellness, learning, and togetherness. Her team’s efforts, coupled with the passionate support of Rimini Street colleagues, have been recognized with multiple, global workplace awards.

Ms. Ravin holds a professional certification in Human Resources (PHR) from HRCI and is a graduate of the civil engineering technology program at Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology in Toronto, Canada. A member of the Rotary Club of Las Vegas, she also serves as a board member of the American Red Cross Southern Nevada Chapter.

Douglas Reed
Douglas Reed
VP, Global HR Operations & Program Delivery

Mr. Reed serves as VP, Global HR Operations and Program Service Delivery. In this role he is responsible for all HR Operations systems, tools, automation processes, and programs including Workday, HR metrics, and analytics focused on reporting, workforce insights, and deep analytics to aid data-driven decision-making across Rimini Street.

Mr. Reed is a skilled executive leader with over 25 years of human resources leadership. He has extensive experience in HR operations, delivering technology solutions, service excellence, process execution, and data analytics to the organization to drive employee satisfaction and overall business results.

Prior to joining Rimini Street, Mr. Reed was Vice President, HR Process and Systems at Waste Management, leading and overseeing all HR operations functions including the People Support Center, People Technology, Workforce Planning and People Analytics, Payroll, Knowledge Management, and the People Organization’s Transformation Management Office.

Previously, Mr. Reed spent 10 years at CBRE, Inc. in several different roles including Senior Vice President of Global HR Operations, supporting over 100,000 employees in 70+ countries. While at CBRE, he played a key leadership role in establishing a global HR shared services platform that included the enterprise-wide deployment of an HCM application, an HR analytics and reporting team, and standardized practices/processes for other shared service offerings.

Prior to CBRE, Mr. Reed served in a variety of roles at Fidelity Investments, providing benefit outsourcing solutions and 401k plan consultation to clients in the small, mid, and large capitalized markets.

Mr. Reed holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and a Master of Science degree in industrial and labor relations from West Virginia University. He is a member of the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) and is a Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP).

John
John "Jack” Reilly
GVP & Deputy General Counsel, Litigation

Mr. Reilly serves as GVP & Deputy General Counsel, Litigation. In this role, he is responsible for management of all global litigation and related projects, including intellectual property, antitrust, employment, and compliance matters.

Prior to joining Rimini Street, Mr. Reilly served as associate general counsel, litigation for Lorillard Tobacco Company where he was responsible for managing smoking, health, and asbestos product liability litigation. At Lorillard, he coordinated discovery strategies across all civil litigation and regulatory matters. Previously, Mr. Reilly worked as a litigation associate at the New York City-based law firm Chadbourne & Parke.

Mr. Reilly holds a Juris Doctor degree from Cornell Law School and a Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University’s College of Arts and Sciences. He is a member of the New York and North Carolina State Bars.

Darren Remblence
Darren Remblence
VP, Global Security

Darren Remblence serves as VP, Global Security. In this role, he is responsible for the development of strategic direction, execution, and day-to-day management of global security.

Mr. Remblence is a skilled executive leader with more than 20 years of international experience and expertise in information security, cyber security, physical security, IT operations, investigations, business continuity, and disaster recovery.

Prior to joining Rimini Street, Mr. Remblence worked at PayPal Inc, eBay Inc., The London Clearing House Ltd, Centrica Plc, and DHL International (UK) Ltd. He also served 14 years in the British Royal Air Force, where he specialized in cyber security and counter intelligence.

Mr. Remblence received his Master of Science in IT security from the University of Westminster, London and holds the CISM and CISSP certifications.

Frank Reneke
Frank Reneke
GVP, Global Pre-Sales

Mr. Reneke serves as GVP, Global Pre-Sales. In this role, he is responsible for helping clients and prospects maximize the value of their Oracle, SAP, and Salesforce systems. He leads a global team that articulates how companies can take control of their enterprise software roadmap by providing alternatives to traditional support and service models.

Mr. Reneke is a skilled executive leader with 25 of years of experience in Oracle Application and Database, SAP ECC 6 and Salesforce. During that time, he has provided leadership in support of global transformation projects that encompass everything from project assessment to post-go-live phases of large multiyear system deployments.

Immediately prior to his current role, Mr. Reneke served as GVP, Oracle Services at Rimini Street.

Prior to joining Rimini Street, Mr. Reneke was a Senior Vice President at Titan Technology Partners where he conducted Oracle EBS, Peoplesoft JD Edwards and SAP engagements that included strategic road mapping, software implementation and upgrades and project management for both sales and delivery.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Reneke was a Practice Director at Oracle Corporation managing a large group of consults that implemented Oracle HCM globally.

Mr. Reneke holds a Bachelor of Arts and Science degree in Biology from The Florida State University and a Master of Science in Biology from San Diego State University.

Ryland Robins
Ryland Robins
GVP – SAP & Oracle Global Product Development

Mr. Robins serves as GVP – SAP & Oracle Global Product Development. In this role, he is responsible for global tax, legal, and regulatory (TLR) for SAP and Oracle applications.

Mr. Robins is a skilled executive leader with 25+ years of experience in wireless telecommunications and 6+ years of experience in global product development in ERP service delivery. He is known for building and transforming SAP and Oracle ERP systems.

Mr. Robins’ expertise includes leadership of multiple large-scale IT teams, global software support, business process, finance, HR/payroll, supply chain, procurement, service management, billing, IT strategy, business intelligence, Agile Scrum/Kanban Development, and DevOps.

Prior to joining Rimini Street, Mr. Robins was the director of financial applications at T-Mobile USA.

Mr. Robins holds a Bachelor of Science degree in communications and business administration from Central Washington University.

Praveen Sahni
Praveen Sahni
VP, Global Innovation

Praveen Sahni serves as VP, Global Innovation. In this role, he is responsible for global service delivery innovation, which includes developing innovation strategies and using artificial intelligence, machine learning, and big data to build cutting-edge technology platforms.

Mr. Sahni is a skilled executive leader with more than 20 years of experience as a development director and product executive and expertise in architecting many enterprise innovations and solutions.

Prior to joining Rimini Street, he was at Oracle Corporation, where he led application development for Oracle applications and products acquired by Oracle for more than 15 years.

Mr. Sahni holds a Master of Engineering degree in computer science from Birla Institute of Technologies & Science (BITS) in India. He is an active member of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He speaks at Silicon Valley meetup groups on topics such as enabling and evaluating innovation projects and strategies. He authored “Introduction to C-Language,” the first book on the topic published in India. He has also published numerous papers and articles on how innovation and technology enablement are transforming the service industry into the fastest-changing industry in the world.

Steven Salaets
Steven Salaets
EVP of Special Projects

Mr. Salaets serves as EVP of Special Projects and is a skilled executive leader with more than 20 years of global experience in operations, security, compliance, risk, information technology, and human resources management. Mr. Salaets is a recognized leader in the IT and security industry and has received several industry awards. Most recently, he was recognized with a 2019 Stevie International Business Award for IT Executive of the Year.

Prior to joining Rimini Street Mr. Salaets held various management positions at Moody’s KMV and Wind River — leading global standardization and integration projects; managing global teams across APAC, EMEA and the U.S.; defining enterprise architectural solutions, and running global IT and security offices across the globe.

Mr. Salaets received his Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from Groep-T, Leuven, Belgium.

Bhanu Murthy Sattiraju
Bhanu Murthy Sattiraju
GVP, Rimini Manage™

Mr. Sattiraju serves as GVP, Rimini Manage. In this role, he is responsible for application, technology, and security managed services delivery as well as sales and presales in support of the profitable growth of our business.

Mr. Sattiraju is a skilled executive leader with 34 years of experience in application managed services (AMSO delivery and expertise in building great customer relationships, building new practices, and owning P&L as a business leader.

Immediately prior to his current role, Mr. Sattiraju served as VP, Application Managed Services at Rimini Street India Operations Pvt Ltd.

Prior to joining Rimini Street, Mr. Sattiraju was SVP global strategy and head of practices at Object Technology Solutions India Pvt Ltd, where he streamlined delivery, incubated new technology practices, and nurtured technology alliances and industry verticals.

Previously, Mr. Sattiraju was business head and vice president (global delivery) at Tech Mahindra for 26 years.

Mr. Sattiraju holds a Bachelor of Technology degree in mechanical engineering and a Post Graduate Diploma in computer applications.

Beth Schnitger
Beth Schnitger
VP, Global Proposal Management

Ms. Schnitger serves as VP, Global Proposal Management. In this role, she is responsible for leading the Global Proposal Management team, informing quality management and operations systems, and advancing sales engagements by overseeing delivery of compelling, high-quality proposals.

Ms. Schnitger is a skilled executive leader with more than 25 years of experience in the technology industry, including a 12-year tenure at Rimini Street, where she has held positions in sales, pre-sales, support, training, and financial management.

Immediately prior to her current role, Ms. Schnitger served as Vice President, Global Client Onboarding – Systems and Operations.

Prior to joining Rimini Street, Ms. Schnitger served in an executive capacity at Fortune 100 companies — Exxon, MCI, Thomson, First Data, Silicon Graphics — as well as in the mid-market space at Oracle, Cognos/IBM, and MicroStrategy.

Ms. Schnitger holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and a Master of Business Administration in finance from Penn State University.

Andrew Seow
Andrew Seow
GVP & Regional GM, SE Asia and Greater China

Mr. Seow serves as GVP & Regional GM, SE Asia and Greater China. In this role, he is responsible for expanding operations to support the company’s fast-paced growth in the region. This includes all business development, account management, implementation and support, sales management, and building the service delivery team.

Mr. Seow is a skilled executive leader with extensive experience in working with ERP solutions and maintenance services across industries, including finance, travel, transportation, construction, and logistics.

Prior to Rimini Street, he worked for United Technology Corporation, IBM Singapore and Sabre Corporation.

Mr. Seow holds a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science and information systems with honors, 2nd Upper, from National University of Singapore. He is a graduate of executive programs at China Europe International Business School (Shanghai) and INSEAD (Singapore).

Heather Sepolen
Heather Sepolen
GVP, Global Service Delivery Operations

Ms. Sepolen serves as GVP, Global Service Delivery Operations. In this role, she is responsible for leading operations to ensure the productivity, effectiveness, and scalability of Rimini Street’s support, products, and service delivery practices.

Ms. Sepolen is a skilled executive leader with 25 years of experience in building, managing, and growing teams across the globe with expertise in manufacturing, retail, and IT services.

Prior to joining Rimini Street, Ms. Sepolen held senior-level roles at NTT DATA Services, NCH Corporation, and Sanmina Corporation.

Ms. Sepolen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and management from the University of Phoenix. She is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

Keith Siegfried
Keith Siegfried
GVP, Unified Service Experience

Mr. Siegfried serves as GVP, Unified Service Experience. In this role, he is responsible for assuring consistent excellence in the delivery of Rimini Street services to clients. Mr. Siegfried and his team also manage any special client service delivery escalations globally that may require executive attention, oversight and assistance to resolve.

Mr. Siegfried is a skilled executive leader with more than 25 years of experience leading technology and business organizations within the telecommunications and healthcare industries, with specific expertise in service delivery and operational excellence.

Prior to joining Rimini Street, Mr. Siegfried was Senior Director of Product & Technology at T-Mobile where he led organizations focusing on technology delivery, service, and operations for corporate finance, enterprise payments, legal, and wholesale. Mr. Siegfried also led operations and ongoing service to Boost Mobile as it transitioned to Dish Network during the T-Mobile and Sprint merger.

Previously, Mr. Siegfried was Director of the IT Customer Services Organization at GENEX Services. Prior to this role, he led the Customer Response Team at CIGNA Healthcare.

Mr. Siegfried holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration from Moravian College (now Moravian University) as well as a certificate in leading strategic change from Columbia University.

Gordon Smith
Gordon Smith
VP, Global SAP Support Delivery

Mr. Smith serves as VP, Global SAP Support Delivery. In this role, he is responsible for organizational planning, human resources, financial planning, and compliance as well as program management of the Global SAP Support Team.

Mr. Smith is a skilled executive leader with nearly 30 years of experience in SAP applications for the pharmaceutical, oil and gas, FMCG, healthcare, manufacturing, aerospace and defense, telecom, automotive, and AFS industries—with expertise in global team management. He provides dynamic leadership, staff development, and mentorship opportunities to his team.

Immediately prior to his current role, Mr. Smith served as director, SAP Application Support APAC, EMEA.

Prior to joining Rimini Street, Mr. Smith was a highly experienced management and project consultant at Rosethistle IT, where he provided business analysis, project leadership, and cost-effective solutions to complex business issues, while also refining performance and processes.

Previously, Mr. Smith was principal consultant – SAP Logistics Execution at SAP (UK). Prior to this role, he served 17 years in the British Royal Air Force, where he was responsible for logistics, warehousing, and distribution management, supporting multiple deployed theatres of operations.

Mr. Smith is the executive sponsor of Team GRIT, the Rimini Street veteran community, in which he  takes an active interest.

Michael Spencer
Michael Spencer
GVP & Chief Counsel, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer

Mr. Spencer serves as GVP & Chief Counsel, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer. In this role, he is responsible for leading a team of attorneys and legal professionals in developing the company’s global ethics and compliance program and overseeing the data privacy program, international investigations, and the Code of Business Conduct and Ethics.

Michael Spencer is an experienced executive leader, with more than 20 years of legal, operations, and people management experience and expertise in ethics and compliance.

Prior to joining Rimini Street, Mr. Spencer was vice president, legal counsel, and global head of ethics & compliance for a publicly traded multinational company. Previously, he was a corporate vice president at Walmart in the Ethics & Compliance Department and was responsible for Asia and the Pacific Rim. Specifically, he served as an expatriate in Hong Kong with responsibility for India, China, and Japan. Earlier in his career, Mr. Spencer was a federal prosecutor for the United States Department of Justice and worked for major law firms in the United States.

Mr. Spencer holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from James Madison University and a  Juris Doctor degree from Washington and Lee University.

Judy Stubbington
Judy Stubbington
VP, Finance – Operations

Ms. Stubbington serves as VP, Finance – Operations. In this role, she is responsible for revenue, tax, and treasury and for financial management of foreign operations. She also oversees growth into new markets and contributes to the development of Rimini Street’s strategic goals.

Ms. Stubbington is a skilled executive leader. Since joining Rimini Street in 2009 as corporate controller, she has established a reputation for delivering solid results — among them, accounting operations related to initial preparation and filing of the company’s IPO.

Prior to Rimini Street, Ms. Stubbington held executive roles at Planitax. Most recently at that company, she served as controller/director of operations, managing financial, human resources, and operational functions.

Previously, Ms. Stubbington worked for CFO Strategic Partners, where she developed and executed strategic financial services for the organization’s clients. She also served as CFO at Inevitable Entertainment Inc. and was instrumental in negotiating its sale to Midway Games. Ms. Stubbington was controller, U.S. studios at Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. where she managed U.S.-based video game development accounting and financial statement reviews. Earlier in her career, Ms. Stubbington has held accounting positions in the cable and retail industries.

Ms. Stubbington holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting from Texas A&M University and is a certified public accountant.

Marc Sutherst
Marc Sutherst
VP & Assistant General Counsel, EMEA

Mr. Sutherst serves as Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, EMEA. In this role, he is responsible for client, partner, and vendor contracting and other legal matters; projects and initiatives for EMEA; and leading a team located across the region.

Mr. Sutherst is an experienced executive leader with more than 20 years of legal, business, and people management experience.

Immediately prior to his current role, Mr. Sutherst served as director and managing counsel for Rimini Street, EMEA.

Prior to joining Rimini Street, Mr. Sutherst was the head of technology, intellectual property, and social media, EMEA for BNY Mellon. Previously, he was the lead EMEA technology lawyer for various service providers in London including Mitsubishi UFJ and J.P. Morgan Cazenove. Earlier in his career, Mr. Sutherst was in general practice in London specializing in commercial and corporate law.

Mr. Sutherst holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from Warwick University, United Kingdom, and a Postgraduate Diploma in legal practice from the London College of Law, United Kingdom. He qualified as a lawyer from the Law Society of England and Wales.

Prashant Tenkale
Prashant Tenkale
VP, Enterprise Applications

Mr. Tenkale serves as VP, Enterprise Applications. In this role, he is responsible for IT enterprise applications, including continuous innovation initiatives, driving applications strategy, and developing and deploying key business applications in partnership with Rimini Street’s business leaders.

Mr. Tenkale is a skilled executive leader with 25 years of experience in the enterprise software industry as a visionary global leader in implementing, managing, and supporting enterprise applications. His expertise includes streamlining and automating business processes across sales, marketing, customer support, finance, and HR functions.

Prior to joining Rimini Street, Mr. Tenkale managed a portfolio of business applications at Saba Software, leading implementations of CRM, ERP, HCM, and equity applications in cloud and on-premise environments.

Mr. Tenkale holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in computer science from Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University in India.

Andrew J. Terry
Andrew J. Terry
GVP, Deputy General Counsel, Corporate & Corporate Secretary

Mr. Terry serves as GVP, Deputy General Counsel, Corporate & Corporate Secretary. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing the Corporate Legal group, whose global functions include corporate and board governance, regulatory filings, financing and real estate transactions, labor law, risk management and internal audit.

Mr. Terry is a skilled executive leader with 24 years of experience in corporate transactional matters, with an expertise in securities laws and regulations, finance, and mergers and acquisitions.

Immediately prior to his current role, Mr. Terry served as Group Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Corporate.

Prior to joining Rimini Street, Mr. Terry served as a partner in the corporate groups of Kirkland & Ellis LLP and Ropes & Gray LLP where he represented private equity firms, their portfolio companies, and publicly listed companies.

Mr. Terry holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy and Economics from Indiana University, where he was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. He also holds a Juris Doctor degree (magna cum laude) from Indiana University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.

Greg Valentine
Greg Valentine
VP, Global Risk Management & Internal Audit

Mr. Valentine serves as VP, Global Risk Management, & Internal Audit. In this role, Mr. Valentine is responsible for leading corporate risk management and internal audit functions.

Mr. Valentine is a skilled executive leader with 25 years of experience in managing and establishing corporate risk management functions for major public corporations. Since joining Rimini Street in 2015, he has amassed more than US$84 million in claim recoveries and budget savings.

Prior to joining Rimini Street, Mr. Valentine established the corporate risk management and safety function at 24 Hour Fitness Worldwide and Mervyn’s department stores.  Previously, he led global risk management at Applied Materials and managed global business continuity. During his career, Mr. Valentine has saved his employers more than US$140 million in total costs and insurance recoveries.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Valentine was a research chemist with Exxon Chemical Technology, a systems analyst for the Texas Department of Public Safety, and a project manager for SunGard Planning.

Mr. Valentine graduated magna cum laude from California State University with a Master of Business Administration degree. He graduated cum laude from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Management Information Systems. He did additional undergraduate studies in Chemistry at the University of Michigan. Mr. Valentine is an active member of the Risk and Insurance Management Society, Golden Gate Chapter (San Francisco) where he served two terms as President and Development Chair, respectively.

Yorio Wakisaka
Yorio Wakisaka
GVP & Regional GM, Japan

Yorio Wakisaka serves as GVP & Regional GM, Japan. In this role, he is responsible for leading the next phase of growth for Nihon Rimini Street, including strengthening the company’s presence outside Tokyo, building out the service delivery engineering team, and expanding operations to support fast-paced growth in Japan.

Mr. Wakisaka is a skilled executive leader with years of experience in enterprise IT and proven expertise in the growth and execution of global business development capabilities and operations in enterprise applications in Japan.

Prior to joining Nihon Rimini Street from SAP Japan, Mr. Wakisaka was vice president and senior business development executive for the Automotive Business Unit at SAP where he oversaw the growth and operations of SAP’s largest automotive company accounts on a global basis. During his 18-year tenure at SAP, Mr. Wakisaka held various roles of increasing engineering and executive responsibility, including VP and head of pre-sales, value engineering, and industry. Previously, Mr. Wakisaka was an engineer at NEC Office System Co.

Mr. Wakisaka holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Shiga University.

Robin Weiss
Robin Weiss
VP, Oracle Application Support Delivery

Ms. Weiss serves as VP, Oracle Application Support Delivery. In this role, she is responsible for the delivery and management of Global Support for Oracle applications, which includes EBS, Hyperion, Agile, Oracle Communications, Oracle Retail, Oracle Banking Platform, Oracle Financial Services Application Analytics, and IBM Cognos/TM1.  She leads a global team of Oracle technical engineers and cross-functional experts who provide rapid delivery of solutions to meet clients’ needs 24/7/365.  She is also charged with continuing to build out Rimini Street capabilities on a global scale, helping clients optimize their Oracle applications landscape and partnering with them to build lasting relationships.

Ms. Weiss is a skilled executive leader with more than 31 years of IT experience, most of that time focused on Oracle and JD Edwards applications technologies.

Prior to joining Rimini Street, Ms. Weiss was global senior director at Oracle Corporation for 24 years and was responsible for the Human Capital Management Product Suite where she worked with teams around the world supporting clients on their Oracle Applications.

Renee Wells
Renee Wells
VP, Product Strategy

Ms. Wells serves as VP, Product Strategy. In this role, she is responsible for leading product strategy for Rimini Street’s comprehensive suite of services that is specifically designed to enable Oracle and SAP licensees to address new opportunities and challenges across today’s dynamic IT landscape.

Ms. Wells is a skilled executive leader with 27 years of IT and enterprise software experience, including network engineering, management consulting, product marketing, and product management. She has a broad range of expertise in strategy, enterprise applications and hosting, cloud solutions, quality assurance, product positioning, product messaging, and PeopleSoft.

Prior to her current role, Ms. Wells was vice president, product management; senior director, product management; and senior director, product marketing. In these roles, she aligned strategy and product requirements with client objectives and drove messaging and positioning for Rimini Street’s support of PeopleSoft offerings.

Previously, Ms. Wells held leadership roles in product marketing, product management, strategy, and consulting at AT&T, overseeing the Oracle product portfolio for AT&T cloud solutions and the PeopleSoft practice for AT&T’s professional services organization. She also held roles in PeopleSoft consulting at USinternetworking and Technology Solutions Company, as well as network engineering and support positions at Advanced Computer Systems, Eclipse Computer System, and IBM.

Ms. Wells holds a Bachelor of Science degree in management information systems from Auburn University and a Master of Business Administration degree in global business from Kennesaw State University in partnership with ASEBUSS Business School in Bucharest, Romania. She also holds certifications in product marketing, project management, Six Sigma, ITIL, and Oracle applications.

Desmond Whitt
Desmond Whitt
VP, Software Engineering

Mr. Whitt serves as VP, Software Engineering. In this role he is responsible for the Rimini Connect family of Solutions.

Mr. Whitt is a skilled executive leader with 25 of years of experience in developing supporting and deploying systems in the enterprise software industry and is the patent holder on Rimini Street’s Connect for Browser Solution.

Prior to joining Rimini Street, Mr. Whitt was deployment manager at ClairMail where he deployed secure text messaging solutions to the banking industry. By building a web interface, deployments were accelerated from 30 days to one day.

Previously, Mr. Whitt was owner and founder of Big8Software which developed software solutions, hosted client systems, and provided expert project management on enterprise systems. Prior to this role, he was a manager and developer at PeopleSoft. In this position he built an installation team for the Midwest Region, managed the Installations and Upgrade Group at the Global Support Centre, and developed joint solutions with IBM, Sun, and HP.

Mr. Whitt holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from University of Louisville, Master of Science in Electrical Engineering degree from University of Louisville and Master Certifications from Oracle.

Kevin Wion
Kevin Wion
VP, Global Revenue Operations

Mr. Wion serves as VP, Global Revenue Operations. In this role, he is responsible for leading a highly skilled team of regional operations leaders supporting growth initiatives across all geographies.

Mr. Wion is a skilled executive leader with more than 30 years of experience in enterprise software and services and expertise in facilitating profitable growth and scalability across fast-moving software and software services companies.

Prior to joining Rimini Street, Mr. Wion held several roles at Precise Software Solutions that included leading sales operations then assuming responsibility for administrative services (HR, legal, facilities, business operations)

Previously, Mr. Wion was a partner at Catalyst Venture Management, a Rocky Mountain venture capital firm, serving in interim C’-level roles across a portfolio of software companies, while also driving successful M&A activities.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Wion was with Oracle, where he held various finance and operations roles.

Mr. Wion holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from Stanford University and a Master of Business Administration degree from University of California, Berkeley.

Rachel Woodson
Rachel Woodson
VP, Special Projects, Office of the CEO

Rachel Woodson serves as VP, Special Projects, Office of the CEO. In this role, as a representative of the CEO, she is responsible for key projects and initiatives that drive scale in support of Rimini Street’s ongoing growth.

Ms. Woodson is a skilled executive leader with more than 20 years of experience in cloud technologies and managed services and expertise across multiple go-to-market functions.

Prior to joining Rimini Street, Ms. Woodson was director of partnership strategy and marketing alliances at Rackspace Technology. During a 17-year tenure, she had the opportunity to take on a cross section of roles in a company that grew from a small start-up to a public company. Ms. Woodson managed a portfolio of technology partners who drove joint GTM campaigns into the company’s global regions. Previously, she held chief of staff roles in marketing and product, with more than a decade of experience in supporting operational excellence in cross-functional program management. She has also held service delivery and sales positions in EMEA and NAMER.

Ms. Woodson hold a Bachelor of Science degree with honors in geology from Imperial College London.

 

Heather Young
Heather Young
VP, Global Sales Development

Heather Young serves as VP, Global Sales Development. In this role, she is responsible for leading the Rimini Street Sales Development, a world-wide program focused on new customer outreach and engagement.

Ms. Young is a skilled executive leader with extensive experience in building and scaling inside sales and sales development programs in enterprise and high-growth organizations. Her expertise includes global team management, training programs, organizational planning, and operations management that drive best-in-class inside sales and sales development programs.

Ms. Young comes to Rimini Street with more than 20 years of high-tech experience including VMware, FireEye, and Pure Storage, where she held various executive roles in channel, inside sales, and sales development.

Ms. Young earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors at New York University.