Hurd Joins Oracle

Mark Hurd, who presided over five years of remarkable growth at Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ) before stepping down amidst an investigation into expense reports that were allegedly altered to cover up a personal relationship with a contractor, is the newest president and board member at Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) in Redwood Shores, CA, reporting directly to CEO Larry Ellison. Hurd fills a spot in Oracle’s executive suite vacated by Charles E. Phillips, who has stepped down in the wake of publicity over an extramarital affair. Ellison said of Hurd in today’s announcement: “Mark did a brilliant job at HP and I expect he’ll do even better at Oracle.”

Wade Roush is a contributing editor at Xconomy. Follow @wroush

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