Mark Hurd, who was known for both success and scandal at Hewlett-Packard and most recently served as co-chief executive at Oracle, died on Friday October 18 2019. He was 62 years old.
Mr. Hurd had taken a medical leave of absence in September; the medical reason was not disclosed. His death was confirmed in an announcement by Larry Ellison, Oracle’s chairman and chief technology officer.
Mr. Hurd spent 25 years at the business technology company NCR before moving to Silicon Valley last decade to become chief executive of Hewlett-Packard, the giant computer and technology company. He led Hewlett-Packard for five years before he was ousted in 2010 after a high-profile scandal over his relationship with a consultant to the company.
Mark V. Hurd was appointed as a President of Oracle and was elected as a director of Oracle on September 6, 2010. As President, Mr. Hurd will report to Larry Ellison, Chief Executive Officer of Oracle, and will have responsibility for Oracle?s global sales, consulting, marketing and support organizations. Prior to joining Oracle, Mr. Hurd served as Chairman of the board of directors of Hewlett-Packard Company (HP) from September 2006 to August 2010 and as Chief Executive Officer, President and a member of the HP?s board of directors from April 2005 to August 2010. Prior to joining HP, Mr. Hurd served as Chief Executive Officer of NCR Corporation, a technology company, from March 2003 to March 2005 and as President from July 2001 to March 2005.
Mr. Ellison wrote that Mr. Hurd is survived by his wife, Paula, and two daughters.