DENVER, Jan. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Spinnaker Support, the global market leader for SAP and JD Edwards third-party maintenance, co-sourcing SM, and consulting, announces today it has hired Barbara Harper as Vice President, Sales for the EMEA region. Her appointment will span both the SAP and JD Edwards practices. As the vice president of sales, Mrs. Harper will be responsible for helping to drive Spinnaker Support's business development and new customer acquisition strategies for third-party maintenance, application and technical support services into the JD Edwards and SAP client base. Due to overwhelming demand for third-party maintenance and support, she will augment the existing team, helping to further build relationships with companies in EMEA. Mrs. Harper will work out of offices in the United Kingdom and South Africa, and utilize her sales acumen to expand Spinnaker Support's services into this important market. "As we continue to build our sales leadership team, I am thrilled to welcome Barbara to Spinnaker Support. Her 14 year tenure at JD Edwards/Oracle and 20 year career with IBM, provides the perfect addition to our Sales team for helping companies around the world significantly reduce their maintenance costs," said Matt Stava, Managing Principal of Spinnaker Support. "I am highly selective of our sales professionals and Barbara exuberates with the industry knowledge, solution expertise, integrity and business acumen that I expect from the entire team." Barbara Harper has over 34 years of experience in the sale of hardware and software solutions. Throughout her professional career, Mrs. Harper has earned the reputation as a sales leader who achieves success by building lasting client relationships and is considered by her customers as a trusted business advisor. "At my previous position at Oracle, I couldn't help but notice the competitive advantage and beneficial services Spinnaker Support provided for companies all over the world," said Mrs. Harper. "I am thrilled to begin this new endeavour and be a part of a growing company that is changing the approach to software support and maintenance, while maintaining the highest integrity in the industry."