Rimini Street Appoints Industry Veteran Anderson Aquino to Lead Brazil Expansion
Company Accelerates Investment in Brazil in Response to Strong Demand for Third-Party Support Services
LAS VEGAS, May 13, 2013 – Rimini Street, Inc., the leading third-party maintenance and support provider for enterprise software, including SAP AG (NYSE:SAP) 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 Anderson Aquino as country manager, Brazil. In this role, Aquino leads the continued growth and expansion of Rimini Street operations in Brazil, and will oversee the successful sales and delivery of SAP and Oracle services to Rimini Street clients with operations in the country. Aquino 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.
Aquino has a proven track record building, growing and leading businesses in Brazil, including 24 years in the IT industry with 15 years of experience helping customers drive success with SAP enterprise software across South America, including Brazil, Bolivia, Argentina, Paraguay, Peru, Chile and Colombia, as well as Germany, Mexico and the U.S. Aquino’s prior roles include Brazilian country manager responsibility for growing two multinational IT service organizations, Wipro and Everis, and extensive service delivery responsibilities that include project management of many SAP implementations, upgrades, localizations and system operations.
“I believe there is significant demand for the cost and service benefits of Rimini Street third-party support in Brazil,” said Aquino. “Oracle and SAP customers in this region want more value from their annual support program and are seeking to maximize the return on current system investments without having to complete expensive upgrades just to stay supported. Rimini Street’s positive reputation for the support they have already been delivering in Brazil since 2011 and dedication to client success are gaining more recognition in this region, and I am excited to help the Brazilian market benefit from Rimini Street’s ultra-responsive service and significant cost savings.”
Rimini Street already supports major clients operating in Brazil, and is currently saving Brazilian clients millions of reals annually in support costs. Globally, more than 600 clients have already selected Rimini Street for support of their enterprise software, including 71 of the Fortune 500 and 15 of the Global 100.
The Company’s Brazilian headquarters is in Sao Paulo, and the Company’s Brazilian wholly-owned subsidiary already employs a range of support, development and tax, legal and regulatory research personnel in the country. Rimini Street will be significantly increasing this investment in conjunction with the appointment of Aquino and the expansion of sales and service delivery operations in Brazil.
“Rimini Street has been serving clients in Brazil since 2011, and we continue to see strong and growing market demand for Rimini Street support services from enterprise software customers in this region,” said Seth Ravin, Rimini Street CEO. “We are pleased to have Anderson join our team and lead our next phase of investment and growth in Brazil. Anderson will focus on bringing Rimini Street’s industry-leading support program to the many enterprise software licensees in Brazil who can benefit from our premium-level support services and up to 90 percent in total support cost savings, and he will assure excellence in service delivery to our clients in Brazil.”
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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