Mark Hurd (1957—2019)
This site is dedicated to preserving Mark Hurd’s memory and will serve as a repository for information regarding Mark Hurd’s life and his legacy.
Mark Hurd was the chief executive officer (CEO) of Oracle Corporation and a member of Oracle’s board of directors. After serving as chairman, CEO, and president at Hewlett-Packard for five years, Mark Hurd joined Oracle as president in 2010. Four years later, he was named CEO of Oracle Corporation. Throughout Mark Hurd’s tenure at Oracle, the company invested heavily in cloud computing, both through research and development (R&D) and acquisitions. He also played an instrumental role in helping Oracle make their own transition to the cloud. Oracle’s executive chairman of the board and chief technology officer, Larry Ellison, referred to Mark as “a brilliant and beloved leader who personally touched the lives of so many of us during his decade at Oracle.”
During his professional career, Mark Hurd’s leadership and strategic focus were regularly noted in publications such as Fortune, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, and Barron’s.
Mark Hurd attended Baylor University on a tennis scholarship, where he received a bachelor’s degree in business administration. After graduating, he remained active in university initiatives and even served as vice chair of Baylor University’s Board of Regents and on Baylor’s Executive Committee. As a result of his lifelong passion for tennis, he played an important part in establishing Oracle’s partnership with the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) and leading the organization’s support of young tennis professionals.