Oracle Joint Chief Executive Mark
Tencent's tech news, October 19, according to foreign media, the U.S. local time on Friday, Oracle's co-chief executive Mark
The company has confirmed the news of Mr. Hurd's death, but declined to make a statement. Oracle Chairman Larry
In an e-mail, ellison wrote:
Mr. Hurd announced leave for health reasons in September. At that time, he said in a statement:
Hurd and Saffra.
Mr. Hurd and Mr. Katz were appointed joint chief executives of Oracle in 2014
Hurd was chief executive of Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) from 2005 to 2010, during which the company's share price more than doubled. But his term of office is not uncontroversial.
First, a scandal broke out in 2006, trying to determine who HP leaked information to the media. Outside investigators pretended to be the person they were looking for, handing over the last four digits of the board members' and journalists' social security numbers to the phone operator to get their phone details.
Hurd said on a conference call with reporters at the time:
Then in 2010, H-P shares plunged 8 percent after the technology company announced that he was stepping down on sexual harassment charges against Hurd. HP concluded that while Hurd did not violate the company's sexual harassment policy, he did not comply with the company's standards.
In a letter to Hurd, lawyer Gloria
According to media reports, Mr. Hurd's expense report includes his security, Dennis.
Allison, then the chief executive of Oracle, quickly defended Mr. Hurd. The two are good friends, and Mr. Hurd is often playing tennis in the home of Silicon Valley, according to reports. After Mr. Hurd's resignation, Mr. Ellison wrote to criticize the HP's board of directors, saying
In just a month after the resignation, Mr. Hurd found a new job with Mr. Katz as the president of the Ellison company. In a statement, Allison said:
Four years later, Hurd and Katz were appointed to Oracle's joint chief executive, and Ellison became chief technology officer. In announcing Hurd's leave, the company said Katz and Ellison would share Hurd's responsibilities.
Hurd was born in New York on January 1, 1957. His father is said to be a financier and his mother is the daughter of a doctor. Hurd spent his childhood in New York and Miami. He began playing tennis in high school. Hurd was admitted to Baylor University in Waco, Texas for a tennis scholarship and played on the Christian School's tennis team.
Hurd graduated in 1979 with a bachelor's degree in business administration. In 1980, he joined NCR, an ATM and cash register company, as a junior salesman in San Antonio. In 1990, he married his wife Paula, a senior NCR executive. Hurd was appointed chief executive of NCR in 2003. Two years later, he moved to Silicon Valley and became HP's new chief executive.
During his tenure as president of Oracle, Hurd was reportedly listed as a candidate for Microsoft's chief executive. By the time he left Oracle, he was already a member of the board of directors of Baylor University. The Hurd couple donated money to Baylor University and planned to set up a welcoming center named after them.
Full text of Ellison's email to employees announcing Hurd's death:
With a deep sense of grief and loss, I told everyone in Oracle, Mark.
All of us will miss Hurd, who has a keen mind and rare analytical ability to simplify and solve problems quickly. He is a mentor to many of us, and I will miss his kindness and humor. Hurd left his beloved wife Paula and two daughters who brought countless joys to his life, as well as his bigger family in Oracle. I know many of us are sad right now, but all we have left is memories and gratitude.