Fall Channel Follies: Notable Executive Moves -- September

Phillips Backs Out

No sooner was Hurd confirmed for Oracle's C-suite than the man he's replacing, Charles Phillips, waved goodbye on his way out of Oracletown. According to Oracle's Larry Ellison, Phillips wanted out of Oracle as far back as last December, and it was Ellison who asked him to remain through the Sun-Microsystems integration. "We will miss his talent and leadership, but I respect his decision," said Ellison in a statement confirming Phillips' exit.

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