29 Facts About Mark Hurd


Mark Vincent Hurd was an American technology executive who served as Co-CEO and as a member of the board of directors of Oracle Corporation.


Mark Hurd had previously served as chairman, chief executive officer, and president of Hewlett-Packard, before resigning in 2010.


Mark Hurd was on the board of directors of Globality and was a member of the Technology CEO Council and board of directors of News Corporation until 2010.


Mark Hurd graduated from Archbishop Curley-Notre Dame High School, in Miami, Florida, in 1975.


In 1979, Hurd graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration from Baylor University, in Waco, Texas.


Mark Hurd received a tennis scholarship to attend Baylor University and was a member of Phi Delta Theta.


Mark Hurd spent 25 years at NCR Corporation, culminating in a two-year tenure as chief executive officer and president.


Mark Hurd was named president of NCR in 2001 and was given additional responsibilities as chief operating officer in 2002.


Mark Hurd began working for NCR as a junior salesman in San Antonio in 1980 after Rodney Gray hired him and subsequently held a variety of positions in general management, operations, and sales and marketing.


Mark Hurd served as head of the company's Teradata data-warehousing division for three years.


Mark Hurd was appointed permanent CEO and held the title of President, a post which was not used by several of his predecessors.


Mark Hurd was elected to the board of directors but unlike previous CEOs, he was initially not designated to be chairman of the board which was instead filled by a non-executive director.


On September 22,2006, Mark Hurd succeeded Pat Dunn as board chairman after she resigned due to the pretexting controversy.


The New York Times said Mark Hurd had "pulled off one of the great rescue missions in American corporate history, refocusing the strife-ridden company and leading it to five years of revenue gains and a stock that soared 130 percent".


In 2009, Mark Hurd was listed as one of Forbes' top gun CEOs.


In 2009, Mark Hurd made a total of $24,201,448, including a base salary of $1,268,750, stock award of $6,648,092, cash bonus of $15,809,414 and $475,192 in benefits and other compensation.


Mark Hurd's decision was made after an investigation into whether Mark Hurd violated HP's code of business conduct following claims made by former contractor, Jodie Fisher.


On September 6,2010, Hurd was named president of Oracle Corporation alongside Safra A Catz, succeeding former president Charles Phillips.


Mark Hurd was appointed a member of the Oracle Corporation board of directors.


HP then sued Mark Hurd, claiming he would violate agreements to protect HP's secrets by assuming that high-level role at Oracle; the lawsuit was settled two weeks later, with Mark Hurd giving up about half the compensation owed him by HP.


Mark Hurd revamped the company's salesforce in 2013, a process that initially started two years prior.


Mark Hurd changed the compensation for Oracle's sales representatives in order to sell more hardware, hired additional sales representatives, and reduced the number of accounts covered by each salesperson.


Mark Hurd's idea was inspired by a dinner he had with his daughter and her friends who recently graduated from college.


Mark Hurd reported in 2015 that Oracle recruits 1,300 students each year.


Under Mark Hurd, Oracle accelerated its focus on cloud technology and modernized its legacy software to compete with smaller cloud-based firms.


Oracle acquired several cloud-based companies in 2016 under Mark Hurd, including SaaS enterprise resource planning company NetSuite, Textura cloud services for the engineering and construction vertical, cloud-based warehouse management application company LogFire, and Opower, a provider of cloud services to the utilities industry.


Mark Hurd married Elizabeth A Butler on August 23,1980; they divorced on October 14,1987.


In September 2019, Mark Hurd announced his intention to go on leave for unspecified health reasons.


Mark Hurd said co-CEO Safra Catz and Oracle founder CTO Larry Ellison would be managing the organization while he was away.