Board of Directors & Committee Composition

Board of Directors & Committee Composition

Seth A. Ravin

CEO, President & Chairman of the Board

Mr. Ravin is a 30-year enterprise software industry veteran who pioneered the independent enterprise software support industry. In 2005, The Enterprise Software Observer named Mr. Ravin one of the 25 next-generation leaders of the enterprise software industry. In 2010, Mr. Ravin was featured in Deal Architect CEO Vinnie Mirchandani’s new book, The New Polymath: Profiles in Compound-Technology Innovations, where he is credited with enacting a visionary, disruptive strategy for dramatically reducing the cost of information technology and ushering in a new era of customer choice.

In September 2005, Mr. Ravin launched Rimini Street, Inc. with a mission to redefine enterprise software support using innovative, next-generation support services delivered at more than a 50 percent savings in fees compared to a software vendor’s annual support program. Rimini Street currently offers support services for Oracle, SAP, IBM, Microsoft and other enterprise software.

Prior to his success launching independent maintenance and support programs, Mr. Ravin was an executive with PeopleSoft, Inc., where he served most recently as vice president of the customer sales division. Earlier in his PeopleSoft career, Mr. Ravin held several senior roles of increasing global responsibility, including corporate director of customer services and programs and corporate manager of upgrades and installations. Mr. Ravin’s PeopleSoft responsibilities included worldwide release support policy; release retirement programs; account management; Y2K software update and readiness program management for thousands of licensees; and development and delivery of special support programs for customers with unique needs. To meet the needs of customers who wanted to run a mature software release for many additional years beyond the official supported life span of a release without mandatory upgrades, Mr. Ravin successfully designed and launched the enterprise software industry’s first specialized extended support programs for Fortune 500, public sector and midmarket organizations.

Mr. Ravin also served as vice president of customer sales for Saba Software, Inc., worked in Russia on defense conversion programs, and worked in Washington, D.C. assisting the Clinton Administration with Congressional passage of the GATT global trade agreement in 1994.

Mr. Ravin holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Southern California.

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Jack L. Acosta

Lead Independent Director

Mr. Acosta serves as Lead Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit and has served as a member of our board of directors since October 2013.

Prior to joining the board, Mr. Acosta served as chief financial officer and vice president, finance of Portal Software (acquired by Oracle), from February 1999 to September 2001. Previously, Mr. Acosta served as secretary of Portal Software from February 1999 to April 1999. From July 1996 to January 1999, Mr. Acosta served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Sybase, Inc. (acquired by SAP).

Mr. Acosta holds a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial relations from California State University East Bay (previously California State University Hayward), a Master of Science degree in management sciences from California State University East Bay, and an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from California State University East Bay.

  • Lead Independent Director
  • Chairman of Audit Committee

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Steve Capelli

Independent Director

Mr. Capelli serves as an independent director. In this role, he is chairman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and is a member of the Audit and Compensation committees. Mr. Capelli is currently chairman of mLogica, LLC which specializes in the modernization of corporate infrastructures.

Mr. Capelli is a skilled executive leader with 40 years of experience in enterprise software and services in such roles as president, CFO, and COO. He has served on boards of directors and been an advisor to both public and private companies.

Prior to joining Rimini Street, Mr. Capelli served as CFO, COO, and Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) at BlackBerry Limited. He was a leader in its transition from a unprofitable smartphone company to a profitable software and services company specializing in enterprise and automotive security.

Previously, Mr. Capelli held various management positions at Sybase, Inc. (acquired by SAP) including president of worldwide field operations. Prior to this role, he was CFO of Siemens Pyramid (a subsidiary of Siemens Nixdorf) and vice president of intercontinental sales of Pyramid Technology (acquired by Siemens Nixdorf).

Mr. Capelli holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from The College of New Jersey and a Master of Business Administration degree from Rutgers University.

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Katrinka McCallum

Board Director

Ms. McCallum serves as a Board Director. In this role, she as as Chairperson of the Compensation Committee and is a member of the Audit Committee.

Ms. McCallum is a skilled executive leader with more than 20 years of experience as a board director, qualified financial expert, and strategic high-growth tech-sector leader.

Prior to joining the Rimini Street board, Ms. McCallum was Vice President, Customer Product Experience at Red Hat, Inc. where she pioneered innovative strategies to incorporate customer NPS feedback into product development cycles. She also drove closed-loop improvements to reduce barriers to customers trying, buying, using, and renewing software solutions. She also led cross-functional enterprise planning and data analytics initiatives to gain deep-dive business insights, improving KPI visibility and senior leadership accountability.

Previously, Ms. McCallum was head of Products & Technologies Operations, the Management Solutions business unit, and Investor Relations at Red Hat. Prior to these roles, she was Chief Operating Officer at Micromuse, Inc..

Earlier in her career, Ms. McCallum was a senior auditor at Deloitte & Touche, now Deloitte.

Ms. McCallum earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wellesley College, and a Certificate in Accounting from Northeastern University. Additionally, Ms. McCallum recently earned the CERT certification in cybersecurity oversight jointly developed by the National Association of Corporate Directors and Carnegie Mellon University.

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Robin Murray

Independent Director

Mr. Murray is a partner with Adams Street Partners where he invests in venture and growth equity companies in the Internet, software, and financial technology sectors. Before Adams Street Partners, Mr. Murray was a partner with 3i Ventures where he led the Menlo Park, California office. Prior to 3i, he was CFO of both iPIN Corporation (ultimately acquired by INTC) and Ubicom (ultimately acquired by HCKT). Before moving to Silicon Valley in the mid 1990s, Mr. Murray worked in London for McKinsey, J Sainsbury and Ernst & Young.

Mr. Murray holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Bristol University, a Masters of Business Administration from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and an ACA from the ICAEW.

  • Member of Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee

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Jay Synder

Independent Director

Mr. Snyder serves as an independent Director and has served as a member of our board of directors since June 2020. He is the Chief Customer Officer for BetterUp, the leading provider of virtual coaching and mental wellness services.

Jay Snyder is a 30-year technology industry veteran passionate about building world class teams, mentoring the next generation of leaders and driving an inclusive, diverse and fun work environment. His work history includes chief customer and partner roles at UiPath and New Relic., and 21 years at EMC/Dell Technologies in a variety of senior executive GTM roles both at the national and global level. His early career included management roles at PeopleSoft and Accenture.

He is an active champion and sponsor of initiatives to strengthen diversity, increase inclusion, advance talent and create stronger communities; he initiated EMC’s global philanthropy, EMC Gives Back, served on the Board of Directors of the Association for Corporate Growth Silicon Valley and has been an active member and Vice Chairman for Loaves and Fishes of Contra Costa County, helping to feed the hungry. Mr. Snyder holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Finance from Bentley University.

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Committee Composition
                               Audit Committee Compensation Committee Nominating and Corporate
Governance Committee
Seth A. Ravin      
Jack L. Acosta    
Steve Capelli
Katrinka McCallum  
Robin Murray    
Jay Snyder  

= Chairperson  = Member = Chairman of the Board =Lead Director

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