Senior Management

Seth Ravin
Seth Ravin
CEO & 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.

Sebastian Grady
Sebastian Grady
President

Mr. Grady serves as President of Rimini Street.

Mr. Grady is a skilled executive leader with 27 years of enterprise software and proven executive leadership experience.  He has a strong track record in global customer service, enterprise software sales and marketing, enterprise software maintenance sales and service delivery. Mr. Grady has led global enterprise software firms and has developed emerging high-growth technology start-ups into successful ventures.

Prior to joining Rimini Street, Mr. Grady was president and COO at Altus Corporation, a provider of video search and management software for sales enablement. During his tenure at Altus, Mr. Grady was responsible for overseeing the company’s field operations. Under his leadership, Altus emerged as the leader in enterprise on-demand rich media solutions for sales enablement, events, and knowledge-sharing, with global clients including Oracle, SAP, Cisco, GM, IBM, and Symantec. Under Mr. Grady’s leadership, Altus experienced a 500% increase in revenue over a six-year period.

Previously, Mr. Grady served as president and COO of Saba Software, where he helped drive a 300% increase in revenue during his tenure.

Prior to Saba, Mr. Grady held several executive positions at PeopleSoft, including most recently vice president and general manager of the $600 million Customer Sales Division, which grew to become the company’s largest and fastest-growing business unit. The division included global enterprise software maintenance sales and telesales.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Grady managed large information systems projects for Fortune 500 clients as a consulting manager at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture).

Mr. Grady earned a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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.

Nancy Lyskawa
Nancy Lyskawa
Executive Vice President of Global Client Onboarding

Ms. Lyskawa serves as Executive Vice President of Global Client Onboarding. In this role, she is responsible for perfecting the Rimini Street client experience across the entire lifecycle from client onboarding through account management, client retention, and growth. She and her team have transitioned nearly 5,000 clients from SAP, Oracle, and Salesforce support to Rimini Street. 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.

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.

David Rowe
David Rowe
EVP, Products and Global Transformation

Mr. Rowe serves as EVP, Products and Global Transformation. In this role, he is responsible for Rimini Street’s product strategy and solution vision. Mr. Rowe also leads initiatives to reinvent and transform aspects of Rimini Street’s business and operations as the company scales to US$1 billion in revenue.

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.

Steven Salaets
Steven Salaets
CIO & EVP, Global Shared Services

Mr. Salaets serves as CIO & EVP, Global Shared Services. In this role, he is responsible for the overall leadership, strategic direction, and execution of global IT, human resources, facilities, security, quality, and internal audit.

Mr. Salaets 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 is a member of, and regular contributor to, the Forbes Technology Council and regularly speaks at events with other industry leaders.

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

Brian Slepko
Brian Slepko
EVP, Global Service Delivery

Brian Slepko serves as EVP, Global Service Delivery. In this role, he is responsible for the company’s continued fast-paced growth and expansion in global service delivery operations.

Mr. Slepko is a skilled executive leader with 25 years of experience in enterprise software and expertise in global sales operations, support delivery, business operations, project management, and quality systems.

Prior to joining Rimini Street, Mr. Slepko was with Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ: ORCL), which he joined as part of Oracle’s acquisition of Agile Software. Mr. Slepko served as vice president, global maintenance revenue and sales operations for Agile Software and was responsible for developing the company’s US$56 million global maintenance revenue business, including all operational aspects of the Agile Software global sales organization.

Previously, Mr. Slepko held various management positions with PeopleSoft, Inc. Most recently, he served as director of operations for the customer sales division responsible for more than US$1 billion in global annual maintenance revenue. Other positions included director of product support and corporate director of problem resolution, where Mr. Slepko led the redesign and improvement of the global infrastructure used to resolve customer-reported product issues and implemented consistent, measurable quality processes.

Earlier, Mr. Slepko was director, sales operations for Ocular Sciences and began his career as a manager with Andersen Consulting (currently Accenture [NYSE: ACN]), where he was responsible for managing large information systems projects for Fortune 500 customers in Andersen’s rapidly expanding telecommunications practice.

Mr. Slepko holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Loyola University of Chicago and a Bachelor of Business Administration in management and management information systems from the University of Oklahoma.

Jeff Spicer
Jeff Spicer
EVP, Chief Marketing Officer

Mr. Spicer serves as EVP, Chief Marketing Officer. In this role, he leads the corporate marketing team and is responsible for global marketing strategy, operations, brand management, digital assets, demand generation campaigns, and communications and leads the corporate marketing team.

Mr. Spicer is a skilled executive leader with more than 20 years of experience and proven expertise in a wide range of marketing disciplines.

Prior to joining Rimini Street, Mr. Spicer served as CMO at Yellowbrick Data. Previously, Mr. Spicer was CMO at Green Dot Corporation and IBM Analytics, the company’s integrated analytics, database, and business intelligence division.

Earlier, Mr. Spicer was vice president of digital, brand, and events marketing at VMWare and spent fifteen years at Oracle, where his last position was vice president of brand.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Spicer held positions at Scient and Brightmail.

Mr. Spicer holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Luther College and a Master of Arts degree from the University of Minnesota.

Board of Directors

Seth Ravin
Seth Ravin
CEO & 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 Rimini Street, 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 Rimini Street 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 director since June 2020. He currently serves as SVP, Global Head of Customer Success, and Partners at UiPath, a global company that makes robotic process automation software.

Mr. Snyder is a skilled executive leader with 30 years of experience in technology and expertise in sales, partner relationships, professional services, marketing, and operations. He has been actively engaged in building-world class teams, mentoring the next generation of leaders, and driving an inclusive work environment.

Previously, he has held a variety of customer success, sales, and technology alliance at Accenture, Dell, EMC, New Relic, and Oracle.

Mr. Snyder holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Finance from Bentley University.

 

Management Team

William Allen
William Allen
GVP, Regional GM, Americas - West, Central, Canada & Mexico

Mr. Allen serves as Regional GM, Americas – West, Central, Canada & Mexico. In this role, he is responsible for the West, Central, Canada & Mexico sales organization.

Mr. Allen is a skilled executive leader with 25 years of experience leading sales organizations.

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

Previously, Mr. Allen was an area vice president at Oracle. Prior to this role, he 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.

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.

Michael Bathon
Michael Bathon
VP & Executive Advisor, IT

Michael Bathon serves as VP & Executive Advisor, IT. In this role, he leads the growth of the Cloud Services practice.

Mr. Bathon is a skilled executive leader with more than 30 years of experience in telecommunications, managed services, and cloud technologies. Mr. Bathon has worked with Rimini Street as a client at two different organizations, using our services to support Oracle applications more cost effectively.

Prior to joining Rimini Street, Mr. Bathon led the IT organization at Goodman Networks.

After beginning his career at EDS, he worked at Nextel, Sprint, and Convergys, where he led development, production, and customer-facing .

Mr. Bathon holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Notre Dame and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Florida Institute of Technology.

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 .

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 , 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 director of 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 hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, with a minor in marketing, from Louisiana State University.

Daniel Benad
Daniel Benad
VP & General Manager, Australia and New Zealand

Mr. Benad serves as VP & General Manager, Australia and New Zealand. He is responsible for all business operations in the region, including client sales and success.

Mr. Benad is a skilled executive leader with 20 years of IT experience and expertise in helping Asia-Pacific and global organizations that operate across diverse product segments build and grow their markets. He has a proven track record in developing and leading high-performance, consultative sales teams in SaaS and cloud product models designed to accelerate organizational and revenue growth in both the public and private sectors.

Immediately prior to his current role, Mr. Benad served as VP, Sales, and Regional Director, Sales, Australia and New Zealand, leading sales teams and supporting customer innovation and growth. He has extensive experience in the region and exceptional knowledge of SAP and Oracle environments.

Prior to joining Rimini Street, Mr. Benad served as general manager and senior sales director, HCM Cloud, at Oracle and area vice president, Australia and New Zealand for SAP SuccessFactors.

Previously, Mr. Benad held leadership roles at Halogen Software (now part of Cornerstone OnDemand) and Taleo (acquired by Oracle). His experience outside of Australia and New Zealand includes the United Kingdom and the United States.

Mr. Benad holds a Bachelor of Business degree from the University of Technology, Sydney.

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.

Kristen Cardinalli
Kristen Cardinalli
VP & Chief of Staff, EVP Global Client Onboarding Management

Ms. Cardinalli serves as VP & Chief of Staff, EVP Global Client Onboarding Management. 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 .

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.

Jeetendra Chaware
Jeetendra Chaware
GVP, India Operations

Mr. Chaware serves as GVP, India Operations. In this role he is responsible for operations and service delivery for Rimini Street Labs (Rimini Street India Operations Private Ltd), Hyderabad, India.

Mr. Chaware is a skilled executive leader with more than 28 years of IT leadership and service delivery experience and expertise in product engineering, global services delivery engagements with account management, enterprise architecture, delivering large system integration programs, and application support management. He also has extensive experience in services, consulting, and captive IT organizations and has co-authored seven patents in database technology.

Prior to joining Rimini Street, Mr. Chaware held a critical delivery leadership role for large clients at Accenture. Prior to that, he held various service delivery and management roles at global companies including Microsoft, Cambridge Technology Enterprises, Satyam, and CMC.

Mr. Chaware holds a Master of Science degree in computer science from Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani, India and a Master of Science degree in physics from Ravishankar University, India.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Mr. Gadiraju serves as 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.

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.

Meloney Graham
Meloney Graham
GVP Client Projects, Global Professional Services

Ms. Graham serves as GVP Client Projects, Global Professional Services. In this role, she is responsible for the evolution and enhancement of client systems —making it possible to greatly extend their life. She leads a global team of technical and cross-functional experts who provide solutions across all product lines supported by the company.

Ms. Graham is a skilled executive leader with 30+ years of experience in support delivery, professional services, and customer management and expertise in manufacturing, services, and the public sector. As a former CPA and consultant working in IT, she has a keen understanding of client support needs and the ability to align those needs with financial goals.

Immediately prior to her current role, Ms. Graham served as GVP Managed Services and VP of Oracle Support Delivery for Rimini Street.

Ms. Graham holds an EMBA degree in business management from Texas A&M University—Commerce and a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Texas at Dallas. Ms. Graham serves on the boards of several nonprofit organizations that support education and veterans.

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.

Jason Hardiman
Jason Hardiman
GVP & Deputy General Counsel, IP

Mr. Hardiman serves as GVP & Deputy General Counsel, IP. In this role, he leads Rimini Street’s intellectual property practice and brings broad experience in counseling, protection, compliance, and litigation of IP matters.

Prior to joining Rimini Street, Mr. Hardiman was patent counsel for Intuit with responsibility for its QuickBooks, Payments, and Payroll groups and was also counsel to many other top Silicon Valley companies on intellectual property matters.

Previously, Mr. Hardiman was general counsel for a multimedia software startup where he managed all legal affairs including the prominent digital copyright case Kelly v. AribaSoft, which established the framework for fair use of images by Internet search engines.

Mr. Hardiman holds a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering 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.

Professionally, Mr. Hardiman is a member of the Association of Corporate Counsel, the Intellectual Property Section of the State Bar of California, and the California Minority Counsel Program. He has presented on intellectual property topics at the University of Pittsburgh, Santa Clara University, and the IP Strategy Summit: Silicon Valley. He is a co-author of “The Pennsylvania Constitution: A Treatise on Individual Rights and Liberties.”

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.

Emmanuelle Hose
Emmanuelle Hose
GVP & Theatre GM, EMEA

Emmanuelle Hose serves as GVP & Theatre GM, EMEA. In this role, she is responsible for

Ms. Hose is a skilled executive leader with more than 25 years of experience in IT and expertise in leading enterprise software sales, service, and development operations across Europe, North America, and Oceania. Ms. Hose relocated to France to lead Rimini Street’s expansion across EMEA.

Immediately prior to her current role, Ms. Hose led the Australia and New Zealand team as its GVP & General manager, winning multiple awards along the way. She joined Rimini Street in 2014 as a senior account executive and became a sales director, leading business operations in the two countries and delivering exceptional client service, accelerating sales growth, and extending the leadership position of Rimini Street in the software support market across 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) Hons (Upper Division) in information technologies from the University of Brighton in the United Kingdom.

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

Tony Kirk is a proven leader and an industry veteran with over 25 years of years of executive experience in enterprise software, managed services and consulting.

He joined Rimini Street from Highstreet IT Solutions, where he served as President, Professional Services Division, developing long term strategic initiatives and running daily operations. Prior to Highstreet, he was President and COO of Enterprise Solutions Group and held leadership positions at PeopleSoft USA and Platinum Software.

Mr. Kirk has built successful sales, operations and leadership teams for startups, as well as, global enterprises. He has led teams in industry verticals such as Healthcare, Retail, Manufacturing, Financial Services, Non-Profit, Public Sector and Higher Education.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from The Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, College Park.

Sudhir Kumar
Sudhir Kumar
GVP, Global Technology Support

Mr. Kumar serves as GVP, Global Technology Support. In this role, he is responsible for the delivery of global technology support services, which cover Oracle Database — including Exadata, Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle Identity Management, and Oracle Business Intelligence — IBM Db2, MS SQL Server, SAP Sybase, Advanced Database Security, and Essbase as well as the underlying technology and tools required to run major enterprise software. 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 nearly 30 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.

He joined Rimini Street in 2013 as regional manager in Asia Pacific, supporting Oracle E-Business Suite and Oracle technology and became Oracle support director for the Asia Pacific and EMEA regions.

Prior to Rimini Street, he was a team 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.

George Lester
George Lester
VP, Global Security & Facilities

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

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.

 

Gala Lyne
Gala Lyne
GVP, Regional GM, Americas - East

Gala Lyne serves as GVP, Regional GM, Americas – East. In this role, she is responsible for driving initiatives that support Rimini Street’s mission to offer independence and choice for client who feel locked in by Oracle or SAP’s vendor-dictated application roadmaps.

Ms. Lyne is a skilled executive leader with more than 20 years of sales IT sales experience and expertise in sales enablement, high availability, and disaster recovery

Immediately prior to her current role, Ms. Lyne served as VP of sales enablement for the global sales team. She also served as a sales director, who won multiple sales awards, and joined the company as a senior account executive.

Previously, she led sales teams at VERITAS/Symantec and Hewlett-Packard, providing best-in-class solutions for high availability and disaster recovery for new ERP implementations.

Ms. Lyne has a Bachelor of Science degree in general business and French from the University of Texas at Austin.

Craig Mackereth
Craig Mackereth
SVP, Global Support Delivery

Mr. Mackereth serves as SVP, Global Support 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.

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.

Hisamichi Nagamori
Hisamichi Nagamori
VP, Sales, Japan

Mr. Nagamori serves as VP, Sales, Japan. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing sales to foster continued market expansion and development across Japan. He is also a founding team member of the Rimini Street office that opened in Japan in 2014.

Mr. Nagamori is a skilled executive leader with 23 years of experience in the global IT industry and expertise in leading enterprise software sales, service, and development operations. He has a proven track record as a field executive in large multinational technology companies and as an entrepreneur leading a successful start-up.

Prior to joining Rimini Street, Mr. Nagamori held business development roles at IBM in database security and audit software and at Wipro Technologies, a global IT, consulting, and business process services company.

Previously, Mr. Nagamori held sales positions at SAP Japan and SAP America in business applications and consulting services.

Mr. Nagamori holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and economics from Meiji University in Tokyo.

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.

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
VP, Sales, NA - Central Region

Tim Piechowski is a 20-year veteran of the enterprise software industry with expertise in sales, management, products, and strategy. He is a results-driven leader, highly skilled in relationship building and executing complex sales, with proven success in business development and driving revenue growth.

Mr. Piechowski serves as Vice President, Sales, North America – Central Region at Rimini Street. He is responsible for leading the continued expansion of Rimini Street service offerings throughout the region.

Prior to his current role, Mr. Piechowski served Rimini Street clients as a Regional Sales Director and a Senior Account Executive, leading sales teams and exceeding targeted goals.

Previously, Mr. Piechowski held enterprise software leadership and sales roles for both ERP vendors and software service providers including Oracle, PeopleSoft, Lawson Software, and IBM.

Mr. Piechowski holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Law from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota.

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.

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 & Facilities

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

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 systems. He leads a global team that articulates how companies can take control of their Oracle Roadmap by providing alternatives to the traditional support model.

Mr. Reneke is a skilled executive leader with 20 years of experience specializing in Oracle systems. 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 Oracle deployments.

Mr. Reneke has conducted engagements that include strategy, people, process, organization, technology, and delivery. He has been the first to deliver systems numerous times around the world. He has worked directly for Oracle Corporation and for various Oracle Platinum Partners supporting Oracle software globally.

Alan Rudolph
Alan Rudolph
GVP, Global Client Success, Strategy and Programs

Mr. Rudolph serves as GVP, Global Client Success, Strategy and Programs. In this role, he is responsible for all global programs associated with global client success, strategy, customer advocacy, and client retention.

Mr. Rudolph is a skilled executive leader with more than 25 years of experience in B2B enterprise SaaS, cloud computing, technology services, and professional/managed services. His expertise is in aligning customer services, customer success, and operations, with a strong emphasis on product/offerings adoption, time to value, and customer satisfaction.

Prior to joining Rimini Street, Mr. Rudolph was COO at Mitratech, an enterprise SaaS company focused on legal, risk, and compliance. There, he managed the professional services team, the center of excellence in India, cloud hosting, technical support, engineering, and internal IT.

Previously, Mr. Rudolph served in executive roles at Apttus (now Conga), Sungard Availability Services, Polycom, ACS Xerox, IBM Corio, Hackett Answerthink, and Oracle.

Mr. Rudolph holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting from Franklin & Marshall College and a Master of Business Administration degree from Drexel 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.

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
VP, Global Service Delivery Operations

Ms. Sepolen serves as VP, Global Service Delivery Operations. In this role, she is responsible for leading initiatives that further the company’s mission of delivering world-class enterprise software support.

Ms. Sepolen is a skilled executive leader with 20 years of experience in enterprise technology and multi-functional leadership experience and expertise in business operations, software lifecycle management, program management, sales operations, technology management, and business development. Her industry expertise includes manufacturing, retail trade, and services.

Immediately prior to her current role, Ms. Sepolen served Rimini Street clients as VP, global service delivery strategy & operations, driving strategic vision and implementation for business enablement efforts.

Previously, 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).

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 L group, whose functions include corporate and board governance, SEC filings, financing transactions, foreign subsidiary compliance and real estate, as well as the human resources and risk management.

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 E-Business Suite Applications Support, 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, the majority 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, Advanced Technical Services

Mr. Whitt serves as VP, Advanced Technical Service. In this role, he is responsible for technology support operations and drives innovation to clients and the company’s internal operations to ensure the best use of technology for business needs. He holds the patent on Rimini Street’s Smart Proxy product.

Mr. Whitt is a skilled executive leader with more than 25 years of experience in developing, supporting, and deploying systems in the enterprise software industry.

Prior to joining Rimini Street in 2011, Mr. Whitt held leadership positions at several industry-leading software companies, including web development and hosting company Big8Software, which he founded and operated, and Kadiri, an early leader in the HCM space.

Previously, Mr. Whitt worked at PeopleSoft. There he was technical services manager for the Midwest, manager of the install/upgrade group in the Global Support Centre, and staff developer for the Alliance Solution Center. In the latter role, he developed joint technical solutions with partners including IBM, Sun, and HP. He received PeopleSoft’s Outstanding Contributor Award for personally leading installations for more than 30 customers.

Mr. Whitt holds a Master of Engineering degree in electrical engineering from the University of Louisville in Kentucky.

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
GVP, Global Sales Development

Heather Young serves as GVP, 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.