Ex HP Chief Hurd Joins Oracle as Co-President

Throughout Labor Day weekend, there were rumors that Mark Hurd had been offered a job by Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle. Several sources spoke to the media about the discussions that were going on behind closed doors but none could elaborate on what kind of position Hurd would fill at the company.

Late last night Oracle revealed that Mark Hurd would join the company as co-president and report directly to Larry Ellison. He will also join Oracle's Board of Directors. Both Larry and co-president Safra Catz are pleased to have Mark on board, with the former describing Hurd's performance at HP as "brilliant."

"Mark did a brilliant job at HP and I expect he'll do even better at Oracle," said Larry Ellison. "There is no executive in the IT world with more relevant experience than Mark. Oracle's future is engineering complete and integrated hardware and software systems for the enterprise. Mark pioneered the integration of hardware with software when Teradata was a part of NCR."

Ellison made headlines last week when he called the HP situation 'the worst personnel decision since Apple fired Steve Jobs.' Hurd was supposedly ousted amid sexual harassment allegations and was later found to have altered expense reports to cover up a relationship he was having with a female client.

  • fulle
    You got to be freaking kidding me.
  • Jung
    Good luck with that. He will gut oracle of everything valuable just to save a few bucks.
  • Hehe good for Oracle. Now I know whose products I will avoid:-). Mark Hurd aka 'Turd'...
  • silversurfernhs
    You fall from a high place, you land in a high place...
  • Now this is interesting.
    here Mark Turd can go an have an affair with
    an Indian porn star.
    Well that is where oracle has all it's software these days.
  • queequeeg
    Disgusting. Maybe Oracle can hire Tiger Woods to get their new message out.
  • Stifle
    Even though Hurd was one of the most disliked CEO's among top tech companies, he still is likely to get a 40 million dollar severance package from HP. Reading through an Associated Press article, apparently conditions on the package involve a certain "Confidentiality agreement that restricts what he can tell a future employer about internal HP dealings".

    What could this guy be worth to Oracle?
  • yellowblue
    Birds of the same feather I suppose.
  • Strider-Hiryu_79
    Word to the big bird...I mean big turd...I mean big hurd...I mean turd.

    Hurd? Turd? Werd!
  • theoutbound
    I wonder how far this will drop Larry Ellison's approval rating among his employees?