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Rimini Street Appoints Gertrude Van Horn as CIO

Former Rimini Street client and award-winning IT executive brings decades of experience and success as an innovative leader of complex, global organizations

Las Vegas, United States: 

Rimini Street, Inc. (Nasdaq: RMNI), a global provider of end-to-end enterprise software support, products, and services, the leading third-party support provider for Oracle and SAP software, and a Salesforce and AWS partner, today announced the appointment of Gertrude ‘Trude’ Van Horn as executive vice president and chief information officer. As the CIO of Rimini Street, Van Horn is responsible for the vision, direction, and expert execution of the Global IT and Security department’s growth strategy.

Van Horn is an accomplished and celebrated CIO with decades of global IT leadership experience in public and private companies across diverse industries, including financial services, manufacturing, and retail. Van Horn’s extensive technology expertise includes senior roles at American Express, JP Morgan, Jo-Ann Stores, Office Depot, Haggar Clothing Company, and Victoria’s Secret.

From a Rimini Street Client and Advocate to Rimini Street CIO

Prior to her appointment as CIO, Van Horn served as senior vice president and CIO at NCH Corporation where she led pivotal initiatives to revamp their IT infrastructure, refine business processes, and champion innovation across the 100+ year-old, billion-dollar organization.

“I was first introduced to Rimini Street in 2013 and was immediately impressed by their expertise, quality resources, and commitment to NCH’s success and satisfaction. Rimini Street was an excellent partner for many years, and I am delighted to make the move from being a client to now taking on this new challenge,” said Van Horn.

She added, “As the CIO of Rimini Street, I am doubly excited to share my experience with other business leaders looking for a true IT partner to help them achieve their growth and profitability goals.”

Leading Rimini Street’s Next Generation IT Vision

“Without a doubt, an exceptional IT vision coupled with brilliant execution is imperative to the company’s success in both capability and speed,” said Rimini Street president and CEO Seth Ravin. “Trude’s wealth of experience and proven track record in leading technology transformations are invaluable assets for our organization.”




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