Oracle Corporation is an integrated technology company providing technology solutions for businesses worldwide. Oracle was founded by Larry Ellison and is led by CEOs Mark Hurd and Safra Catz.
Flexibility is vital to modern businesses. Customers are now digital natives and workforces are becoming increasingly mobile. Oracle provides businesses with an integrated range of applications, storage, databases, cloud technologies, and servers to help empower modern businesses.
Oracle technology has been used by more than 420,000 customers across 195 countries to accelerate their digital transformation. Oracle technology has been harnessed by industry leaders in fields such aerospace, insurance, retailers, SaaS providers, universities, and manufacturers.
On November 21, 2016, Oracle announced it had signed an agreement to acquire Dyn. “Dyn’s immensely scalable and global DNS is a critical core component and a natural extension to our cloud computing platform,” stated Thomas Kurian, President of Product Development at Oracle.
Dyn’s best-in-class DNS and email delivery solutions extend the Oracle cloud computing platform, providing enterprise customers with comprehensive solution for Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS).
Oracle Leadership Team
Larry Ellison is chairman of Oracle Corporation and chief technology officer. He founded the company in 1977 and served as CEO until September 2014. He also races sailboats, flies planes, and plays tennis and guitar.
Safra A. Catz is chief executive officer of Oracle Corporation and a member of the company’s board of directors. She previously served as president of Oracle and has also served as the company’s chief financial officer. Catz first served as Oracle’s chief financial officer from 2005 to 2008, as executive vice president from 1999 to 2004, and as senior vice president from April to October 1999. She served on the board of directors for HSBC Holdings, one of the world's largest banking and financial services organizations, from 2008 through 2015.
Mark Hurd is the chief executive officer of Oracle Corporation and a member of the Oracle board of directors. Hurd joined Oracle in 2010 as president, bringing more than three decades of experience to the company. He is now CEO of Oracle, alongside Safra Catz.
According to Hurd, Oracle’s mission, through the use of technology, is to help customers innovate and save money. Mark Hurd oversees Oracle’s company strategy and direction. He focuses on customers, strategy, leadership, and innovation at Oracle. Since joining Oracle, Mark Hurd works to share the company’s vision with partners, customers, investors, and shareholders.
Mark Hurd earned his bachelor's degree in business administration from Baylor University in 1979. Hurd is a member of the Baylor University Board of Regents and is vice chair of the Board’s Finance and Facilities Committee. Mark Hurd continues to support Baylor University philanthropically. He provided the necessary donations to upgrade the Baylor tennis facilities in the Hurd Tennis Building, a part of the Hurd Tennis Center. In 2012, Hurd was honored by Baylor with the 2012-2013 Baylor Meritorious Achievement Award—the Baylor Legacy Award— in recognition of his outstanding service and philanthropy to Baylor University.
Mark Hurd was recognized by Fortune Magazine as one of their 25 Most Powerful People in Business in 2007, and he was named one of Forbes' Market's Best Managers for 2009. In 2008, he was honored as CEO of the Year by The San Francisco Chronicle. He was named one of CRN's 25 Most Influential Executives on three occasions and was twice named one of CRN’s Top 25 Executives. He has been named multiple times by Business 2.0 magazine as one of the 50 Who Matter Now, and was featured several times in Barron's in the publication’s Best CEOs lists.
Thomas Kurian is president of Oracle product development and reports to Oracle executive chairman of the board and chief technology officer Larry Ellison. He is responsible for leading software development and transitioning the company’s technology to Oracle Cloud. For the past several years, Kurian has been responsible for the Oracle Fusion Middleware family of products. Under his leadership, that business became the fastest-growing within Oracle and the industry’s leading middleware product suite. Since 2008, Kurian has also led the development for Oracle’s next-generation business applications, Oracle Fusion Applications.
Kurian has been with Oracle since 1996, holding various product management and development positions. Prior to joining Oracle, he worked as a consultant in London, Brussels, and San Francisco with international management consulting firm McKinsey & Company, serving clients in the software, telecommunications, and financial services industries.
Kurian has a BA in electrical engineering from Princeton University, where he graduated summa cum laude. He also has an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar. He serves as an advisory member on the boards of several international venture funds and software companies.