Infor snaps up ex-Oracle president Charles Phillips

Former Oracle president Charles Phillips has joined business applications provider Infor as the company's new chief executive officer.

Former Oracle president Charles Phillips has joined business applications provider Infor as the company's new chief executive officer.

Phillips left Oracle earlier this year and was quickly replaced by Mark Hurd former chief executive at HP.

Atlanta-based Infor, which is the third-largest enterprise applications company in the world, has scored an executive coup by hiring Phillips as CEO and member of the board of the board, according to US reports.

The company's focus on understanding and automating complex business processes, along with its commitment to constant innovation, has served customers well, said Phillips in a statement.

"I am eager to lead this proven team of over 8,000 employees through its next phase of growth. In a consolidating industry, Infor has proven acquisition expertise, having successfully integrated over 70 companies," he said.

Infor said that its current chairman and CEO, Jim Schaper, will remain chairman of the company and continue to serve as a senior operating partner at Golden Gate Capital, Infor's primary shareholder.

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