Bouncing Back

New Gig for Ousted H-P Exec

Call it a comeback: Former Hewlett-Packard Chief Executive Mark Hurd, who resigned from the tech giant this summer after he was alleged to have sexually harassed a marketing contractor, has been picked up by rival Oracle as its co-president. Hurd was widely credited with turning around Hewlett-Packard’s fortunes, a fact that his close friend Lawrence Ellison has repeated to the public. “Mark did a brilliant job at H-P, and I expect he’ll do even better at Oracle,” said Ellison in a statement. Hurd was cleared of the harassment charges, but knocked for filing inaccurate expense reports, and he resigned amid controversy. Hurd joins curernt Oracle co-presidents Safra A. Catz under Ellison's wing.