Rimini Street, Inc., a global provider of enterprise software products and services, announced this week that Daniel Benad has been appointed as group Vice President and Regional General Manager, Australia, New Zealand, and South Pacific (OCEANIA). His responsibilities encompass taking care of the company’s complete business operations and dealings in the region, covering various aspects including sales, client success, service delivery, and field marketing.
Benad has replaced Emmanuelle Hose, who was recently promoted and appointed as group vice president and theatre general manager of the Company’s Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) operations. Gerard Brossard, Chief Operating Officer at Rimini Street, is the senior official to whom Benad will report.
Benad is a highly experienced sales leader, who has worked over the past 20 years to help Asia-Pacific and Global organisations who operate across diverse product segments, build and grow their markets. He is also passionate about building and leading high-performance, consultative selling teams, in SaaS and Cloud product models. He has bright experience in both public and private sectors and has in recent years included a regional Asia-Pacific focus. He has a proven track record of sourcing, developing and retaining leading sales talent to help accelerate organisational revenue growth.
He joined Rimini Street in 2020 and has held the positions of Acting General Manager, OCEANIA, and Vice President, Sales, OCEANIA. Prior to Rimini Street, he was General Manager and Senior Sales Director, HCM Cloud, at Oracle, and before that he was Area Vice President, Australia and New Zealand, at SAP SuccessFactors. He was also Regional Director, Asia Pacific, at Halogen Software.
Benad is expected to lead the Rimini Street team in planning its strategy to achieve its next phase of growth in the OCEANIA region.
“I am thrilled to be leading the OCEANIA region and will build on the strong momentum and demand for our award-winning enterprise software support services,” said Benad. “Organisations in Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific seek strategies to drive more innovative, self-funding initiatives and find new revenue streams. Rimini Street is well-positioned to help them reduce their annual spend on core transaction systems like ERP and improve the ROI on those investments, all while unlocking working capital to fund projects that improve competitive advantage and drive growth.”
Brossard said of Benad's appointment: “As Rimini Street marches towards its stated target of achieving $1 billion in annual revenue by 2026, our regional and theatre GM’s are key to helping us achieve our operational goals. Daniel’s proven success, operational and sales experience, and knowledge of SAP and Oracle software, coupled with our unique breadth of solutions, creates a powerful combination as we execute our aggressive growth strategy across the OCEANIA region.”