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Corporate Governance

The Board of Directors of Rimini Street, Inc. sets high standards for the Company's employees, officers and directors. Implicit in this philosophy is the importance of sound corporate governance. It is the duty of the Board of Directors to serve as a prudent fiduciary for shareholders and to oversee the management of the Company's business.
Seth A. Ravin
Seth A. Ravin
Chief Executive Officer, 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.
Margaret (Peggy) Taylor
Margaret (Peggy) Taylor
Lead Independent Director
Ms. Taylor has served as a member of our board of directors since January 2014. Previously, Ms. Taylor served as President of PeopleSoft Investments, Inc., a subsidiary of PeopleSoft, Inc. (acquired by Oracle), from January 2000 to January 2005, and as Senior Vice President of Corporate Operations of PeopleSoft, Inc. from January 1989 to December 1999. From January 2000 to December 2003, Ms. Taylor served as President of Nevada Pacific Development Corp., a consulting services firm. From December 1999 to December 2000, Ms. Taylor served as Chief Executive Officer of Venture Builders, LLC, a consulting company for start-up businesses. From May 1986 to October 1988, Ms. Taylor served as a Vice President of Trust and Investment Management at Hibernia Bank. From January 1983 to October 1985, Ms. Taylor served as Vice President of Organization, Planning, and Development at Bank of California.

Ms. Taylor also has and continues to serve on the board of directors of numerous publicly traded corporations, including Q2, a leading provider of digital transformation solutions for banking and lending and FICO, formerly Fair Isaac Corporation, a decision analytics company.

Ms. Taylor holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and Psychology from Lone Mountain College of California, and has also completed the Corporate Governance Program at Stanford Business School and the Compensation Committees Program at Harvard Business School.
  • Chairman of Compensation Committee
  • Member of Audit Committee
Jack L. Acosta
Jack L. Acosta
Independent Director
Mr. Acosta has served as a member of our board of directors since October 2013. Mr. Acosta served as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President, Finance of Portal Software (acquired by Oracle), from February 1999 to September 2001. In addition, 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 in Industrial Relations from California State University East Bay, previously California State University Hayward, a Master of Science in Management Sciences from California State University East Bay and an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from California State University East Bay.
  • Chairman of Audit Committee
Steve Capelli
Steve Capelli
Independent Director
Mr. Capelli has served as a member of our board of directors since January 2014. Most recently, Mr. Capelli has served in various management positions at BlackBerry Limited, an enterprise software and services company, including as its Chief Revenue Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer.

Prior to joining BlackBerry Limited in October 2016, Mr. Capelli served as a private investor/advisor and in various management positions at Sybase, Inc. (acquired by SAP), from December 1997 to April 2011, most recently as President, Worldwide Field Operations, from August 2006 to April 2011. From August 1992 to December 1997, Mr. Capelli served in various management positions at Siemens-Pyramid, a subsidiary of Siemens Nixdorf, a computer and electronics company, including as Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of Inter-Continental Sales, and Director of Field Operations. From January 2005 to November 2005, Mr. Capelli served on the board of directors of Apropos Technology, Inc., a publicly traded business communication software firm.

In addition, Mr. Capelli serves as a member of the Board of directors of various private companies and in October 2020 was appointed the Chairman of the Board of Advisors of MLOGICA, LLC, a technology and product consulting company.

Mr. Capelli holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from The College of New Jersey and a Masters of Business Administration from Rutgers University.
  • Chairman of Nominating And Corporate Governance Committee
  • Member of Compensation Committee
  • Member of Audit Committee
Katrinka
Katrinka McCallum
Independent Director

Katrinka McCallum joins the board of directors effective October 1, 2021. Most recently, Ms. McCallum was Vice President of Customer and Product Experience at Red Hat, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise open-source solutions, which was acquired by IBM in 2019. She joined Red Hat in 2007 as VP of Investor Relations and served in a variety of senior executive positions within the Products & Technologies organization during her tenure there. During her career that spans more than two decades in enterprise software, Ms. McCallum led business units, sales and marketing organizations as well as engineering and operations teams. She developed a reputation for driving strategy into actions that intelligently aligned the operational backbone and accelerated the business.

Ms. McCallum serves on the board of directors of Intrusion Inc., a publicly-traded provider of cyberattack prevention solutions including zero-days, where she also serves as chair of the audit committee and a member of the nominating and governance committee of the board. She was appointed to the board of the North Carolina Board of Science, Technology and Innovation in February 2021.

Ms. McCallum holds an M.B.A. from The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, a B.A. in Economics from Wellesley College, and a Certificate in Accounting from Northeastern University. She is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive).

  • Member of Audit Committee
Robin Murray
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 lead 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.
  • Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
Jay Synder
Jay Synder
Independent Director
Mr. Snyder has served as a member of our board of directors since June 2020. Mr. Snyder is the SVP, Global Business Consulting at UiPath, where he leads business consulting, industries, and value engineering. He joined UiPath after serving as EVP and Chief Customer Officer of New Relic, Inc., responsible for all aspects of the customer experience. Prior to New Relic, he spent 20 years at Dell Technologies (including EMC Corporation), most recently as Senior Vice President, Global Alliances, Service Providers and Industries. Mr. Snyder’s other executive management roles at Dell Technologies include Senior Vice President, Americas Global Services; Chief Operating Officer, Americas Sales and Customer Operations; Area Vice President Sales, Northern California; and GM and Americas Leader for EMC Consulting. Previously, he was in management positions with both PeopleSoft, Inc., an enterprise software company, and Accenture, a global systems integration company. Mr. Snyder holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Finance from Bentley University.
  • Member of Compensation Committee
  • Member of Nominating And Corporate Governance Committee