Here is the CEO of giant technology company Oracle. He is also one of its board of directors. Interestingly, the last company he served was also a tech company called Hewlett Packard. He actually served as the CEO of HP also and resigned from his post in 2010. Hurd has come up the hard way, having served in a company called NCR Corporation for nearly 25 years from 1980 till 2005.
Hurd studied administration at Baylor University
Hurd did his graduation from Baylor University. He received his BBA degree from there in 1979. Interestingly, Hurd got a tennis scholarship that gave him a chance to study in Baylor University. In 2009, 30 years after completing his graduation, Mark Hurd helped generously for the renovation of the tennis complex in his Alma Mata. In return, the University renamed its tennis center as Hurd Tennis Center.
After graduating from Baylor University, Mark Hurd got absorbed in NCR Corporation. He liked his company and his company liked him. He climbed the ladder of success and continued to serve NCR Corporation for 25 tears. He grew up to become the CEO and President of NCR Corporation for two years towards the end of his stint.
Hurd made HP successful once again
After resigning from NCR, Hurd joined Hewlett Packard. It is believed that Herd had complete authority like the founder of a company while working in HP. There were some who believed that he was not only CEO but also COO and CFO at the same time. During his tenure, HP, which was struggling with losses and internal strife, once again became successful and started to earn profits.
Hurd joined Oracle in 2010 and he has been working for this company till now. Hurd’s love for tennis has his company Oracle partnering with Intercollegiate Tennis Association.