Rimini Street Appoints Industry Veteran Jill Harrison to Lead EMEA Expansion
Company Accelerates Investment in Europe, Middle East and Africa in Response to Strong Demand for Third-Party Support Services
LAS VEGAS, May 29, 2013 – Rimini Street, Inc., the leading third-party maintenance and support provider for enterprise software, including SAP AG’s (NYSE:SAP) Business Suite and BusinessObjects software and Oracle Corporation’s (NASDAQ: ORCL) Siebel, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, E-Business Suite, Oracle Database and Hyperion software, today announced the appointment of industry veteran Jill Harrison as managing director, EMEA. In this role, Harrison will lead the next phase of the Company’s growth and expansion of operations in EMEA, and oversee the successful sales and delivery of SAP and Oracle services to Rimini Street clients with operations in the region. Harrison joined Rimini Street in May and is part of the Company’s strategic plan to expand investment in all major global markets in the coming years.
With nearly 28 years of experience in the IT industry, Harrison has a proven track record of successfully building and driving sales teams and exponential business growth across EMEA. Prior to joining Rimini Street, Harrison held executive leadership positions with SAP, Siebel Systems (now Oracle) and Infosys. For SAP, Harrison was responsible for establishing and growing the Business One product line in the UK, and was recognized for outstanding sales achievement. During her tenure at Siebel Systems, Harrison was responsible for growing and managing the EMEA business. At Infosys, Harrison led the European Oracle practice, growing the business by nearly 300 percent during her tenure.
“I recognize the significant and growing demand for Rimini Street third-party support across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, driven by Oracle and SAP customers who wish to maximize the return on current system investments without having to complete expensive upgrades just to stay supported,” said Harrison. “Rimini Street has established itself as the leading third-party support provider in the EMEA region with organizations of all sizes in virtually every industry, and I look forward to helping Oracle and SAP customers benefit from Rimini Street’s ultra-responsive service and substantial cost savings.”
Rimini Street Expands Investment in EMEA Fueled by Accelerating Demand
Building upon the Company’s proven success in the region, Rimini Street has continued to grow its investment in EMEA operations each year. Recently, the Company reported that it invested extensively in its EMEA support capabilities in conjunction with new client growth in the region. Additionally, Rimini Street significantly grew its team of support engineers in EMEA and also will be adding more EMEA-based sales personnel to meet accelerating regional demand for Rimini Street Support.
Rimini Street has experienced strong and accelerating demand in EMEA for the Company’s innovative third-party support program. In fiscal year 2012, Rimini Street achieved 94-percent growth in total number of clients in EMEA and doubled new sales in the region with a 117-percent year-over-year increase in new client invoicing. The Company continues to sign and successfully support many large clients in EMEA, including clients paying seven-figure annual fees. Today, more than 65 organizations with EMEA operations, including many Fortune 500 and Global 100 organizations, have switched to Rimini Street Support as their preferred annual support program.
“EMEA continues to be a strong and accelerating region of growth for Rimini Street support services across a wide range of industries,” said Seth Ravin, Rimini Street CEO. “We are pleased to have Jill join our team and lead our next phase of investment and growth in EMEA. Jill will be responsible for leading the Company’s expansion in the region and bringing Rimini Street’s innovative, industry-leading support program to Oracle and SAP licensees in EMEA.”
About Rimini Street, Inc.
Rimini Street is the leading third-party provider of enterprise software support services. The company is redefining enterprise support services with an innovative, award-winning program that enables Oracle and SAP licensees to save up to 90 percent on total support costs over a decade, including saving 50 percent on annual support fees. Clients can remain on their current software release without any required upgrades or migrations for at least 10 years. Hundreds of global, Fortune 500, midmarket, and public sector organizations from virtually all industries have selected Rimini Street as their trusted, independent support provider. To learn more, please visit www.riministreet.com or call within the USA 888-870-9692 or internationally +1 702-839-9671.
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