SOURCE: Oracle Corporation

Oracle Corporation

October 15, 2013 15:13 ET

Oracle Names Rich Geraffo as Senior Vice President Worldwide Alliances and Channels

Seasoned Enterprise Executive to Lead Oracle Channel Initiatives and Programs

REDWOOD SHORES, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 15, 2013) - Oracle (NYSE: ORCL)

News Summary
Oracle PartnerNetwork's 25,000 strong member community is an integral part of Oracle's success. To further support partners with the innovative programs and opportunities they need to grow, differentiate and flourish with Oracle, the company today announced that Rich Geraffo will join Oracle as senior vice president, Worldwide Alliances and Channels.

News Facts

  • Oracle today announced the appointment of Rich Geraffo as senior vice president, Worldwide Alliances and Channels.
  • Reporting to Oracle President Mark Hurd, Geraffo will be responsible for the ongoing development and execution of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) as well as initiatives aimed at generating revenue for partners.
  • Geraffo brings decades of leading enterprise technology to the position, most recently serving as senior vice president and managing director of HP's Enterprise Business in the Americas. In that role, he was responsible for leading all aspects of HP's Enterprise Sales across the U.S., Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean, and for driving profitable revenue growth and customer satisfaction.
  • Prior to joining HP, Geraffo was vice president and general manager of the Americas region for VMware, Inc., where he drove business and operations, and was responsible for sales, professional services, systems engineering, channels, marketing and field operations.
  • Previously, Geraffo held positions as the executive vice president of worldwide sales and services and senior vice president of Americas Software Sales at BEA Systems. He also held various sales leadership positions during his tenure at IBM and was a financial consultant at Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc.
  • Geraffo holds a bachelor's degree in Accounting from William Paterson University, a master's degree in business administration, Finance, from Farleigh Dickinson University, and is a graduate of the Stanford Executive Program.

Supporting Quotes

  • "Rich Geraffo's industry expertise and leadership experience will be instrumental in driving new growth for Oracle and our partners. We are thrilled he has chosen to join Oracle," said Oracle President, Mark Hurd. "Oracle PartnerNetwork is an incredibly valuable part of our business and I am confident that Rich will be able to cultivate our partner community and help them capitalize on new opportunities with Oracle."
  • "Oracle has one of the most extensive and enviable partner communities in the industry," said Rich Geraffo, senior vice president, Worldwide Alliances and Channels, Oracle. "I am honored by the opportunity to lead such an organization and look forward to working closely with our partners to deliver new innovations and value to joint customers worldwide."

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