Hurd Joins Oracle

Mark Hurd, who presided over five years of remarkable growth at Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ) before stepping down amidst an investigation into expense reports that were allegedly altered to cover up a personal relationship with a contractor, is the newest president and board member at Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) in Redwood Shores, CA, reporting directly to CEO Larry Ellison. Hurd fills a spot in Oracle’s executive suite vacated by Charles E. Phillips, who has stepped down in the wake of publicity over an extramarital affair. Ellison said of Hurd in today’s announcement: “Mark did a brilliant job at HP and I expect he’ll do even better at Oracle.”

Wade Roush is a freelance science and technology journalist and the producer and host of the podcast Soonish. Follow @soonishpodcast

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One response to “Hurd Joins Oracle”

  1. John says:

    HP let go Mark due to issues with expense reports and now are changing their mind. Plus, HP seems more like an Oracle partner after all.
    We use for our expense reports. Take photos of the receipts and then it automates everything, leaving no room for compliance issue. These days expense reports really cannot be the reason… what’s really behind it then? And can HP stand to their decision?