Seasoned finance leader brings billion-dollar, public technology company CFO and extensive capital markets experience to support the Company’s next phase of growth
LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–$RMNI #RMNI—Rimini Street, Inc. (Nasdaq: RMNI), a global provider of business software products and services, the leading third-party support provider for Oracle and SAP software products and a Salesforce partner, today announced the appointment of Michael L. Perica as executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO) to support the Company’s next phase of growth. Perica leads the finance strategy and execution for Rimini Street and its global subsidiaries, and is responsible for all financial operations of the Company 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.
Successful 25 Year Track-Record in Financial Management and Capital Markets
Perica brings extensive public technology company financial leadership and capital markets experience to his new role at Rimini Street. Most recently, Perica served as vice president of finance and CFO of the $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. 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, 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. Prior to his tenure at Alpha Technologies, Perica served as CFO of Channell Commercial Corporation, a leading provider of outdoor enclosures and wire management solutions. Earlier, 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, 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.
“Rimini Street is a well-run, disruptive and visionary leader in the fast-growing, global third-party enterprise software support market. The Company’s value proposition and business model has served the needs of more than 3,500 clients to date, including 175 Fortune 500 and Global 100 clients, and I believe is the optimal solution for tens of thousands of additional enterprises around the world,” said Perica. “I am excited about joining the Company at this stage of its growth and I am looking forward to partnering with CEO Seth Ravin and the rest of our incredibly talented and experienced senior executive team and Board to deliver accelerating growth, improving free cash flow and growing GAAP profitability.”
“Michael brings a wealth of experience to his new role as CFO of Rimini Street including a successful track record in financial planning, operations, capital markets, M&A and shareholder relations,” said Seth A. Ravin, Rimini Street co-founder, CEO and chairman of the board. “I look forward to partnering with Michael to grow our global business, provide more value to our clients and deliver better returns for our shareholders.”
About Rimini Street, Inc.
Rimini Street, Inc. (Nasdaq: RMNI) is a global provider of enterprise software products and services, the leading third-party support provider for Oracle and SAP software products and a Salesforce partner. The Company offers premium, ultra-responsive and integrated application management and support services that enable enterprise software licensees to save significant costs, free up resources for innovation and achieve better business outcomes. To date, more than 3,500 Fortune 500, Fortune Global 100, midmarket, public sector and other organizations from a broad range of industries have relied on Rimini Street as their trusted application enterprise software products and services provider. To learn more, please visit http://www.riministreet.com, follow @riministreet on Twitter and find Rimini Street on Facebook and LinkedIn. (IR-RMNI)
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