Here is a man at the pinnacle of his career. He is the CEO of Oracle, one of the leading tech companies of the world. He joined Oracle 7 years ago in 2010 when he brought 30 years of his experience as an administrator to this company. He is the man believed to be force behind the remarkable turnaround in the fortunes of another company called Hewlett Packard. His stint with HP was only 5 years but he achieved a lot for it. His efforts changed the fortunes of the company and it became profitable once again after showing signs of stagnation.
Mark Hurd did his graduation way back in 1979 from Baylor University. He received his BBA from there. He gave funds generously to his Alma Mata for the renovation of a tennis complex in 2008. To thank him for hs gesture, the university renamed it Hurd Tennis Center. Not many people know that it was because of his abilities as tennis player that Hurd got a scholarship to study at Beylor University in the first place. He still loves tennis very much and Oracle has become a partner in Intercollegiate Tennis Association because of Mark’s desire to improve the standards of junior players.
At Oracle, Hurd has done what he does best as a CEO. He has got rid of internal strife and pushed the company on a path of greater success. He says that it is his desire to make Oracles a company that provides innovative solutions to its clients to help them save their hard earned money. Mark has solidly been behind the vision of the company all these years. It is during his tenure as the CEO that not just the employees and partners but also the shareholders and the investors of Oracle have a shared feeling of happiness and satisfaction.