Executive Vice President, Chief of Staff, and Head of Corporate Development, Oracle
Douglas Kehring has served as Oracle's executive vice president, chief of staff since March 2015. As chief of staff, he is responsible for helping drive Oracle’s business transformation to the cloud, including organizations, systems, and processes. In early 2016, Oracle launched a critical component of that transformation, the Oracle Accelerated Buying Experience, that allows customers to purchase Oracle Cloud services quickly and easily.
Kehring also continues to serve as the head of Oracle's corporate development group, a position he has held since 2005. The corporate development group provides planning, advisory, execution, and integration management services to Oracle on mergers and acquisitions, source-code and object-code licensing, strategic investments, joint ventures, and other related transactions.
Kehring began his career at Oracle in 2000 as part of the Oracle Venture Fund. He joined the company after working for the investment banks of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette and Dain Bosworth. Kehring is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Business.