- Mark Hurd, co-CEO of database big Oracle, died Friday at age 62.
- Hurd’s dying follows information in September that he was taking a go away of absence “to spend time focused on my health.”
- Instantly after information of his passing broke, Oracle workers took to Twitter to mourn the CEO and categorical their condolences to his family and friends.
- Go to Enterprise Insider’s homepage for extra tales.
Oracle CEO Mark Hurd died on Friday on the age of 62, simply over a month after he took a go away of absence from the corporate to deal with his well being.
Oracle founder and CTO Larry Ellison introduced the information in a submit on Hurd’s private web site.
“Mark was my close and irreplaceable friend, and trusted colleague. Oracle has lost a brilliant and beloved leader who personally touched the lives of so many of us during his decade at Oracle,” Ellison wrote. “I know that many of us are inconsolable right now, but we are left with memories and a sense of gratitude…that we had the opportunity to get know Mark, the opportunity to work with him…and become his friend.”
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Hurd joined Oracle in 2010, and was named co-CEO with Safra Catz after Elison stepped down from the place in 2014. Beforehand, Hurd served as CEO of Hewlett-Packard, the place his tenure ended amid allegations of sexual harassment (although the corporate discovered no proof of wrongdoing, other than irregularities in his expense experiences.)
After information of Hurd’s passing broke, Oracle workers instantly took to social media to mourn.
“Saddened at the loss of our leader, Mark Hurd,” Ann Rombach, Oracle’s principal expertise advisor, wrote on Twitter. “He was blissfully unapologetic about his fierce competitive nature, and drive to win.”
Saddened on the lack of our chief, Mark Hurd. I will always remember gathering within the atrium of the Oracle campus and listening to him discuss to the Responsys workforce about coming over to Oracle. He was blissfully unapologetic about his fierce aggressive nature, and drive to win. RIP.
— Ann Rombach (@annrombach1) October 18, 2019
Different Oracle workers recounted tales of their experiences interacting with and dealing alongside him.
Simply obtained phrase our CEO and chief Mark Hurd handed away, unhappy day @Oracle, glad I had a possibility to work together with him throughout my time right here. My ideas are along with his household and prolonged Oracle household throughout this time
— bkuhlsf (@bkuhlsf) October 18, 2019
My coronary heart and condolences exit to Mark Hurd and his household. As a member of the @Oracle household, phrases merely can’t categorical the disappointment that his household, the Oracle household and plenty of around the globe are feeling about his loss. #RIPMarkHurd #MarkHurd pic.twitter.com/7CR6fq4zI5
— Greg Jensen (@GregJensen10) October 18, 2019
@MarkHurd He was an incredible chief and a real mentor for my total first yr at Oracle. I’ll miss him dearly. https://t.co/4VMyfGI03L
— Rob Tarkoff (@rtarkoff) October 18, 2019
Others within the tech business additionally took to Twitter to share tales and speak about his legacy within the tech world.
Saddened by the lack of Mark Hurd. He was a self-made success within the business & presided over mega accomplishments. Whereas we competed vigorously available in the market, we loved skilled respect. My heartfelt prayers are with Mark’s household on this solemn day.
— Invoice McDermott (@BillRMcDermott) October 18, 2019
Extremely unhappy information at the moment. Mark Hurd has handed on the age or 62. Mark was all the time an expert, prepared to tackle any problem, and was an actual asset to each @Oracle and the tech business. I all the time loved our conversations, & he will likely be missed. R.I.P. https://t.co/KJOFJTeOyA
— Brendan Witcher (@BrendanWitcher) October 18, 2019
What a loss, Mark Hurd of Oracle and Hewlett-Packard has handed. I had the prospect to satisfy and chat with him a bit throughout my stint at HP. Like to his household and pals. He mattered; I do know you understand that however it felt proper for me to say it ❤️ https://t.co/cg3P3Nk5pM
— Paul O’Brien (@seobrien) October 18, 2019
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