Rimini Street Appoints Industry Veteran Andrew Powell to Lead Asia-Pacific
Company Continues to Execute Global Investment Plan in Response to Strong
Demand for Third-Party Support Services
LAS VEGAS -- April 30, 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 Andrew Powell as managing director, Asia-Pacific. In this
role, Powell leads the continued growth and expansion of Rimini Street
operations throughout the Asia-Pacific region. Powell joined Rimini Street on
the 8^th of April and is part of the Company’s strategic plan to expand
investment in all major global markets in the coming years.
Powell has a proven track record building, growing and leading businesses in
the Asia-Pacific region, including 15 years of experience helping customers
drive success primarily with SAP enterprise software. In his prior role as
general manager – commercial with NTT DATA Business Solutions, Powell led a
business unit responsible for designing, implementing and supporting SAP
solutions for medium and large companies in Australia. Previously, Powell was
regional vice president at Sabre Airline Solutions based in Singapore, where
Powell delivered enterprise software solutions and services to the airline
industry. Prior to this role, Powell was national SAP practice manager at
Data^#3 Limited. As an SAP Channel Partner, Data^#3 specialized in the
provision of SAP solutions, including SAP licenses, services and support.
“There is exceptional demand for the benefits of third-party support in the
Asia-Pacific region,” said Powell. “Just like customers in the rest of the
world, Oracle and SAP customers in Asia-Pacific 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 global reputation and dedication to client
success are already becoming known in this region and I couldn’t be more
excited to help the Asia-Pacific market realize the financial and service
benefits of Rimini Street support.”
Rimini Street supports dozens of clients operating in sixteen countries
throughout Asia-Pacific, including Australia, Singapore Malaysia, India, China
and Japan. In total, over 600 clients have selected Rimini Street for support
of their enterprise software, including 71 of the Fortune 500 and 15 of the
The Company maintains support, operations, development and tax and regulatory
update services in the Asia-Pacific region today and will be significantly
increasing this investment in conjunction with the appointment of Powell and
the expansion of sales operations in the region.
“We continue to see strong and growing market demand for Rimini Street support
services from enterprise software customers in the Asia-Pacific region,” said
Seth Ravin, Rimini Street CEO. “We are extremely pleased to have Andrew join
our team and lead our next phase of investment and growth in Asia-Pacific.
Andrew will be instrumental in bringing Rimini Street’s industry leading
support program to the thousands of enterprise software licensees who can
benefit from premium-level support services with up to 90 percent in total
support cost savings over a decade.”
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
visitwww.riministreet.comor call within the USA 888-870-9692 or
internationally +1 702-839-9671.
Rimini Street and the Rimini Street logo are trademarks of Rimini Street, Inc.
All other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective
owners. Copyright © 2013. All rights reserved.
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