Mark Hurd is the CEO of Oracle Corporation and a member of the Oracle board of directors. As the Chief Executive Officer of Oracle, Mark Hurd oversees the corporate direction and strategy for Oracle’s global field operations, including marketing, sales, consulting, alliances and channels, and support. He focuses on strategy, leadership, innovation, and customers.
As a director of one of the world’s largest enterprise technology companies, Mark Hurd works to share Oracle’s strategy and vision with partners, customers, shareholders, and investors. Mark Hurd’s leadership in managing past acquisition integrations has enabled him to take a significant role in Oracle’s acquisition strategy. Hurd is also responsible for Oracle’s global business units for industries, which build products for specific industries such as telecommunications, financial services, health sciences, retail, utilities, and public sector.
Prior to joining Oracle Corporation, Hurd served as Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, and President of Hewlett-Packard, where his focus on customers, innovation, and improved operational efficiency earned him The San Francisco Chronicle’s CEO of the Year in 2008. Before his time at HP, Hurd held a variety of executive roles NCR Corporation before ultimately serving as the company’s Chief Executive Officer and President, driving a successful effort to build growth, improve operational efficiency, and strengthen the product line.
Mark Hurd graduated from Baylor University in 1979, earning a bachelor’s degree in business administration while he attended Baylor on a tennis scholarship. He continues to support Baylor’s national championship tennis program through donations to the Hurd Tennis Building. Mark Hurd serves on the Baylor Board of Regents and he also supports the Baylor Bear Foundation and the Men’s Tennis Excellence Fund. In 2012, Mark Hurd was honored with the 2012-2013 Baylor Meritorious Achievement Award in recognition of his extraordinary service and philanthropy to Baylor.
Hurd is a proud and active supporter of Phi Delta Theta. As the former president and recruitment chair of his Texas Lambda chapter at Baylor, he honors his responsibility to his Brothers by meeting with his chapter in Waco to discuss his experience with undergraduate members. He has also met with the Executive Vice President to discuss strategy for Phi Delta Theta, as well as Phi Delt 2020. In 2010, Mark Hurd was honored with the Phi Delta Theta Nance-Millett Free Enterprise Award.
With over 30 years of industry experience behind him, Mark Hurd has been commended for his success as a leader. He was listed as one of Forbes’ Market’s Best Managers for 2009 and was also named one of Fortune Magazine‘s 25 Most Powerful People in Business in 2007. Mark Hurd was recognized multiple times by Business 2.0 magazine as one of the 50 Who Matter Now and by Barron‘s in its Best CEOs lists. He was listed twice on CRN’s Top 25 Executives list and three separate times in CRN‘s 25 Most Influential Executives list.