Chief Executive Officer
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.