Mark Hurd: He's Back, Definitely

Ex-HP CEO signs on with Oracle
By Imperator ,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 7, 2010 4:31 AM CDT
Promoted on Newser Sep 7, 2010 5:48 AM CDT

(User Submitted) – The rumors are true—former Hewlett-Packard CEO Mark Hurd is joining Oracle as co-president, replacing Charles Phillips. Oracle CEO Larry Ellison expressed his pleasure, saying, “Mark did a brilliant job at HP and I expect he’ll do even better at Oracle,” And, of course, analysts are excited that a known cost-cutter and short-term profit specialist is joining Oracle. A UBS analyst tells Bloomberg: “It’s a great fit: As Oracle transitions from a software to a hardware company, who better than him?”

The move sets up a competition between Hurd and Safra Catz who Ellison has referred to in the past as his likely replacement as CEO. Hurd left HP under a cloud last month after settling a sexual harassment claim and being accused of falsifying expense records. Read the full article.

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