Chief Executive Officer
Mark Hurd is chief executive officer of Oracle Corporation and a member of the company’s board of directors. He joined Oracle in 2010, bringing more than 30 years of technology industry leadership, computer hardware expertise, and executive management experience to his role with the company.
Mark Hurd manages corporate direction and strategy at Oracle, facilitating company activity in consulting, sales, marketing, alliances and channels, and support. He is also responsible for Oracle’s global business units for industries, serving specific markets and industries such as financial services, health sciences, telecommunications, and utilities with products designed to help solve the most complex business problems. Since joining Oracle, Hurd has worked to share Oracle’s strategy and vision with customers, partners, shareholders, and investors.
In 2007, Hurd was recognized by Fortune magazine as one of their 25 Most Powerful People in Business. He has been named multiple times by Business 2.0 magazine as one of the 50 Who Matter. Hurd was featured several times in Barron’s in the publication’s Best CEOs lists. In 2008, the San Francisco Chronicle named him CEO of the Year.
Mark Hurd graduated from Baylor University in 1979, earning his bachelor’s degree in business administration. He is a member of the Baylor University Board of Regents and was named vice chair of its Finance and Facilities Committee. In 2012, Hurd was honored by Baylor with the 2012–2013 Baylor Legacy Award—in recognition of his meritorious achievement, service, and philanthropy to the university. He continues to support Baylor, providing the donations necessary to upgrade the tennis facilities in the Hurd Tennis Building, part of the Hurd Tennis Center.
Previously, Hurd served as chairman of the board, chief executive officer, and president of HP, where his focus on customers, innovation, improved operational efficiency, and execution led to significant company growth. Prior to that, he spent 25 years at NCR Corporation, where he held a variety of management, operations, sales, and marketing roles, ultimately serving as the company’s chief executive officer and president and leading a successful effort to streamline operations, strengthen the product line, and drive growth.
Mark Hurd’s open letter to the next generation of business leaders.Read the LinkedIn Influencer post
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