Mark Hurd was an American businessman who served as co-CEO and a member of the board of directors of Oracle Corporation. He previously served as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and president of Hewlett-Packard, before resigning in 2010. Moreover, he was also 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.
Early Life and Education
Hurd was born in New York City, the son of Teresa A. (Fanoni), a debutante, and Ralph Steiner Hurd, a financier. Additionally, he graduated from Archbishop Curley-Notre Dame High School, in Miami, Florida, in 1975. Since 1979, Hurd graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration from Baylor University, in Waco, Texas. He attended college on a tennis scholarship and was a member of Phi Delta Theta.
Additionally, Hurd spent 25 years at NCR Corporation, culminating in a two-year tenure as chief executive officer and president. However, he was named the president of NCR in 2001 and was given additional responsibilities as a chief operating officer in 2002. Likewise, Mark Hurd began working for NCR as a junior salesman in San Antonio in 1980, and subsequently held a variety of positions in general management, operations, and sales and marketing. Further, he also served as head of the company’s Teradata data-warehousing division for three years.
In 2009, Baylor named its tennis complex the “Hurd Tennis Center” after he helped fund its renovation. In November 2012, during the University’s 103rd Homecoming celebration, Baylor honoured Hurd with the 2012–2013 Baylor Legacy Award.
Hurd and his wife, Paula, an executive with NCR, married in 1990. They had two daughters, Kathryn and Kelly. Since September 2019, Hurd announced his intention to go on leave for health reasons that were not specified. He also stated that in his absence his Co-CEO Safra Catz and Oracle founder CTO Larry Ellison would be managing the organization while he was away. Hurd died on October 18, 2019.
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- Date of Birth: January 1, 1957
- Birth Place: Manhattan, New York, United States
- Date of Death: October 18, 2019
- Children: Kathryn Hurd, Kelly Hurd
- Residence: Palo Alto, California, U.S.
- Education: Baylor University
- Occupation: CEO of Oracle Corporation
- Salary: US$108.3 million (since 2018)
- Spouse(s): Paula Hurd
- Net Worth: $135 million
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