Monday, September 6, 2010

Mark Hurd Hired by H-P Rival Oracle

Oracle Corp. named Mark Hurd co-president and appointed him to its board of directors, heightening the rivalry between the software company and Hewlett-Packard Co., the technology giant Mr. Hurd ran as chief executive until departing amid a scandal last month.

BY BEN WORTHEN AND JOANN S. LUBLIN

The company also said that Charles Phillips, one of two co-presidents and a board member, has resigned. Mr. Phillips made headlines with his own missteps this year at Oracle. Safra Catz, Oracle's other co-president, will remain in that role.

Mr. Hurd will report to CEO Larry Ellison, who founded Oracle more than 30 years ago. The Wall Street Journal on ...


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