Mark Hurd Bio – Mark Hurd Wiki
Mark Hurd full name Mark Vincent Hurd, was an American businessman who served as co-CEO and a member of the board of directors of Oracle Corporation.
In 1980, Hurd started his business career as a junior salesman at the National Cash Register Corporation (NCR) in San Antonio. He rose through the ranks of the company and in 2001, Mark became NCR’s president, and was subsequently promoted to the role of Chief Executive Officer in 2003.
In 2005, Mark became the chief executive of Hewlett-Packard. In 2007, Hurd was named one of Fortune Magazine’s 25 Most Powerful People in Business. In 2008, The San Francisco Chronicle recognized Hurd as CEO of the Year and in 2009, Hurd was listed as one of Forbes’ Top Gun CEOs. He resigned in 2010 after allegations that he sexually harassed an independent consultant.
He became president of Oracle Corporation on September 6, 2010 and shared the position with Safra Catz. Appointed by Larry Ellison who was the CEO at the time, Mark also joined Oracle’s board of directors.
Mark Hurd Age
Mark Hurd was born on January 1, 1957 in Manhattan, New York, United States. He died on October 18, 2019. He was 62 years old.
Mark Hurd Wife Paula Kalupa
Mark Hurd had been married to his wife Paula Kalupa since 1990. Paula worked at NCR Corporation in Dallas, where she was a senior executive.
Mark Hurd Children
Mark Hurd and his wife Paula have two daughters. The family resides in the Bay Area.
Mark Hurd Family
Hurd is survived by his wife, Paula Hurd, and two daughters.
Mark Hurd Health
Mark Hurd announced a leave of absence from Oracle in September 2019 due to unspecified health reasons.
“Though we all worked hard together to close the first quarter, I’ve decided that I need to spend time focused on my health. At my request, the Board of Directors has granted me a medical leave of absence,” Hurd said in the announcement. “As you all know, Larry, Safra and I have worked together as a strong team, and I have great confidence that they and the entire executive management team will do a terrific job executing the exciting plans we will showcase at the upcoming OpenWorld. I love Oracle and wish you all success during my absence.”
“Mark has requested a leave of absence from Oracle to address some health related issues and we all wish him a speedy recovery,” said Oracle Founder, Executive Chairman and Chief Technology Officer, Larry Ellison. “Oracle has an extremely capable CEO in Safra Catz and an extraordinarily deep team of executives, many with long tenure at Oracle. Safra and I will cover Mark’s responsibilities during his absence with support from the rest of our strong management team.”
“Mark was extremely engaged with the business through the end of our just completed Q1, but now Mark needs to focus on his health,” said Safra Catz, Oracle CEO. “We will miss him at our OpenWorld conference next week, but we understand that he needs to rest and take care of himself.”
Mark Hurd Death
Mark Hurd died on Friday, October 18, 2019. He was 62. Oracle founder Larry Ellison confirmed his death in a statement on the company website.
“It is with a profound sense of sadness and loss that I tell everyone here at Oracle that Mark Hurd passed away early this morning. Mark was my close and irreplaceable friend, and trusted colleague. Oracle has lost a brilliant and beloved leader who personally touched the lives of so many of us during his decade at Oracle. All of us will miss Mark’s keen mind and rare ability to analyze, simplify and solve problems quickly. Some of us will miss his friendship and mentorship. I will miss his kindness and sense of humor. Mark leaves his beloved wife Paula, two wonderful daughters who were the joy of his life, and his much larger extended family here at Oracle who came to love him. I know that many of us are inconsolable right now, but we are left with memories and a sense of gratitude…that we had the opportunity to get know Mark, the opportunity to work with him…and become his friend.”
Bill McDermott, former chief executive of SAP tweeted: “Saddened by the loss of Mark Hurd. He was a self-made success in the industry & presided over mega accomplishments. While we competed vigorously in the market, we enjoyed professional respect. My heartfelt prayers are with Mark’s family on this solemn day.”
Mark Hurd Cause of Death
Mark Hurd’s cause of death was not revealed.
Mark Hurd Net Worth
Mark Hurd’s net worth was estimated to be $135 million at the time of his death in October 2019.
Mark Hurd Salary
He earned a salary of US$108.3 million in 2018.