Mark Hurd

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Mark Hurd

Name: Mark Vincent Hurd

Born: January 1, 1957, in Flushing, New York, USA

Computer-related contributions

  • Co-president, director, and board member of Oracle Corporation.
  • Past chairman, chief executive officer, and president of Hewlett-Packard (2005-2010). Under his leadership, the company has been the first in the sale of desktop computers since 2007, and laptop computers since 2006. In 2008, it also increased its market share in Inkjet and Laser printers to 46% and 50.5%, respectively. Hurd forecast that in 2009, HP's sales could drop as much as 5% in the midst of the recession, but its profit increased by nearly 6%.

Honors and awards

  • Considered one of the "Top Gun CEOs" by Brendan Wood International (2009).