You’re key to keeping everything running at your organization delivering on the needs of the business. You work hard. The hours are long. It’s time for a night off, and the VIP treatment, for you!
Why should I attend?
Join us for an intimate dinner at the private estate of Chef Fabio Viviani, just north of Chicago. At the event, you’ll enjoy delicious food, wines from around the world, and an opportunity to meet with your peers in an intimate dining experience. But that’s not all, we’ll also be serving up insights on sharpening your ERP strategy including:
- Insights from Rimini Street executives to help you better forecast costs
- Ways to generate net-benefit year-over-year returns
- Tactics to improve compliance, reduce risk, and meet corporate KPIs
- Opportunities to network with your peers on cloud, composable ERP, and upgrades
- Date: April 18th, 2023
- Time: 6:00PM – 9:30 PM CST
- Venue: Fabio Viviani's private estate, Barrington, IL
Jill brings over 20 years of Oracle technical experience within support, operational management, and sales. She began her career as a technical administrator, installer, and upgrader for Oracle databases and Oracle ERP systems including PeopleSoft, Hyperion, and E-Business software addressing the support delivery needs for higher education, commercial, and public sector clients.
During her management tenure, she has successfully directed complex programs, including application managed services, data center operations, project management, client delivery, and client success by providing sound leadership and decisive decision making. Since moving to sales and account management, she’s had the responsibility of overseeing a diverse team handling a broad range of customers in varied industries, most recently overseeing clients receive a smooth support and renewal experience.
Jill has a strong track record of leading high performing teams to exceed expectations and goals while focusing on quality delivery and client relationships to foster client success while delivering business outcomes.
Michael L. Perica
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.
Fabio Viviani has harbored a passion for food since his childhood growing up in Florence, Italy. Between training in Italian and Mediterranean cuisine at top hospitality schools and working with culinary luminaries such as Alessandro Panzani and Saverio Carmagnini, Viviani also owned, operated and successfully executed several concepts in Florence by the time he was 27, including two nightclubs and five restaurants. Although a well-respected businessman in Italy, he was ready for a change and in 2005 Viviani moved to California where he opened his first USA based restaurants and Hospitality Ventures, Café Firenze, Firenze Osteria, Bar Firenze, and Mercato by Fabio Viviani, all of them in the Los Angeles Metro Area.
In 2013 Fabio Viviani Hospitality Group decided to expand the hospitality business to the Midwest and team up with Chicago Operator, DineAmic Group, where he opened Siena Tavern, Bar Siena, Prime & Provisions, Builders Building Event Venue and 2 locations of BomboBar all in Chicago. Fabio also opened several more Mercato by Fabio Viviani concepts across the country.
In 2016, Fabio expanded his brand into Airport Business with the opening of Osteria by Fabio Viviani, which won USA Today’s Reader’s Choice Award for “Best Airport Sit Down Dining” in 2018. In 2017, Fabio opened Portico by Fabio Viviani in New York’s del Lago Resort & Casino and Teamed up with PNG Group to expand his footprint into the Casino Business. Fabio opened “The Eatery by Fabio Viviani” a massively successful Modern Food and Beer Hall including several concepts featuring very diverse cuisine such as Mercato, The Classic, Zen Noodle, Joe & Dough and an always locally sourced Beer Hall concept, currently in 4 locations with more to come.
Expanding his reach into the hotel management business in 2018, Fabio teamed up with Yellow Door Hospitality to take a crack at opening two hotels in 2020 and 2021 in Detroit, and several locations of one of their Italian Brand’s “Bar Verona,” as well as teaming up with Cicero Hospitality for hotel business in Chicago and Florida catering to business centers, events spaces and Hotel food and beverage with one of Fabio’s flagship brands called “Osteria by Fabio Viviani”.
Fabio also expanded his hospitality empire in other areas of the country last year by opening Osteria, Mole Y Abuela and Shibui restaurants in Tampa, Osteria and Bar Cicchetti in Oklahoma City, and Chuck Lager and Dixie’s in Delaware. Over the next 3 years Fabio Viviani Hospitality will open 4 more concepts in Tampa, 4 new venues in Oklahoma/Tulsa as well as planning the franchise and expansion of both Chuck and Dixie’s brands to a nationwide reach, with dozens of locations already in the developing phase.
Fabio Viviani Hospitality has opened 34 restaurants to date, and in the next 18 months Fabio Viviani Hospitality Group is scheduled to open 14 more venues, including 5 Hotels in partnerships with different operators.
Best known for his participation in Bravo’s Top Chef seasons 5 and 8 – earning the “Fan Favorite” title – his on-screen appearances and off-screen successes have propelled him to become one of the most influential culinary and hospitality names in the country.
Fabio is a recurring guest on national television shows such as Good Morning America, The Rachael Ray Show, and countless Food Network Shows, such as Cutthroat Kitchen: All-Star Tournament, which he won. Since 2016, Viviani released a successful YouTube cooking series, “Fabio’s Kitchen,” now in its third season.
Off-screen, Viviani is a regular headliner at global food events, and aside from his restaurant businesses, in addition to owning lines of cookware and culinary gadgets, he is also a spokesman for international brands such as Bialetti Cookware, Lavazza Coffee and several others. He has authored four successful cookbooks: Café Firenze Cookbook, New York Times Best-Seller Fabio’s Italian Kitchen, Fabio’s American Home Kitchen, and most recently Fabio’s 30-Minute Italian released in May 2017.
Reserve your spot
Don’t miss this chance to dine, pick wine pairings, gain ERP insights, and enjoy a night out with Fabio and your peers. And everyone who attends gets to take home a signed cookbook from Fabio!