Rimini Street Appoints Industry Veteran Nigel Pullan to Lead Growth in EMEA & Asia-Pacific Regions
Company's Continued Worldwide Expansion Driven by Rising Global Demand for Third-Party Support
Las Vegas, NV - August 17, 2010 - Rimini Street, Inc., the leading third-party maintenance and support provider for enterprise software, including Oracle Corporation's (NASDAQ: ORCL) Siebel, PeopleSoft, and JD Edwards software, and SAP AG (NYSE:SAP) software, today announced the appointment of seasoned enterprise software industry veteran Nigel Pullan as group vice president, EMEA and APAC. In this role, Pullan will lead the continued expansion of the company's operations in the Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA) and Asia-Pacific (APAC) regions, propelled by increasing worldwide demand for value-driven enterprise software support solutions.
Pullan is a seasoned technology industry executive with more than 25 years' experience in enterprise software sales, services and global operations, including 11 years with JD Edwards & Co. as senior vice president and general manager for Europe, the Middle East and Africa operations. While at JD Edwards, Pullan was instrumental in building the company's highly profitable EMEA business and was responsible for leading operations of more than 800 people with revenues of approximately $300 million. More recently, Pullan served as CEO for Preferred International Managed Services, where he continues to act as a Board member, and has held senior operational positions at Saba Software where he oversaw the company's international operations.
"We continue to see strong global demand for third-party support for enterprise software, fueled by organizations of all sizes eager to apply more of their IT budgets to strategic business initiatives and maximize the return on their existing enterprise software investments," said Pullan. "Rimini Street delivers proven exceptional value in third-party support to more than 300 Global, Fortune 500, midmarket and public sector organizations from virtually every industry. On a global service basis, Rimini Street provides clients the most extensive coverage in the industry, supporting companies with operations in more than 60 countries and offering tax, legal and regulatory update support coverage for more than 190 countries. I look forward to bringing the company's award-winning, premium service solutions to more organizations worldwide."
"We are pleased to have Nigel join the team at Rimini Street to lead our continued global expansion," said Seth Ravin, president and CEO, Rimini Street. "Rimini Street already provides support to hundreds of clients, including 11 of the 100 largest companies in the world, 23 of the Fortune 500, and 25 of the IndustryWeek U.S. Manufacturing 500. Nigel's years of success heading up operations in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific uniquely qualify him to lead Rimini Street's growth in these regions."
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 Siebel, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, and SAP licensees to save at least 50% in annual support fees and save up to 90% in total support costs over a decade. Clients can remain on their current software release without any required upgrades or migrations for at least ten years. Hundreds of Global, Fortune 500, midmarket, and public sector organizations from virtually all industries have selected Rimini Street as their trusted, software vendor 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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