Rimini Street Management Team
Robert Lachs, VP, Sales US - Central
Robert Lachs is a 19-year veteran of the ERP software industry with a unique multidimensional perspective, having worked and consulted for companies implementing ERP solutions as well as having spent many years working directly for the ERP vendors.
For 15 years Mr. Lachs worked in a variety of customer service and sales management roles at PeopleSoft and Oracle. Prior to his departure from 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.
Prior to joining Rimini Street Mr. Lachs worked at NET(net), a leading software investment optimization firm. While at NET(net), Mr. Lachs led a practice focused on optimizing ERP license and maintenance investments, with an 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 a deep appreciation of the compelling business drivers behind the move to third-party support.
Mr. Lachs holds a Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Business Communications from Butler University.