Mark Hurd is an American businessman and executive. He is best known as CEO of Oracle Corporation and the past chairman, chief executive officer, and president of Hewlett-Packard. Hurd spent the first 25 years of his career at NCR Corporation, working first as a junior salesman and later holding positions in general management, operations, and sales and marketing. Eventually, Hurd led the company as chief executive officer and president. In 2005, following the resignation of Carly Fiorina, Hurd was appointed CEO of Hewlett-Packard. Hurd also held the title of President and was elected to the board of directors. In 2006, he succeeded Pat Dunn as board chairman. In August 2010, he resigned from all of his position at HP, following discovery of inappropriate conduct in an investigation into a claim of sexual harassment. On September 6, 2010, Hurd was named co-president and member of the board of Oracle Corporation by CEO Larry Ellison. In September 2014, it was announced that Mark Hurd and Safra Catz will succeed Ellison as CEO of Oracle.