Hewlett-Packard CEO Mark Hurd Forced To Leave Post

The man whose stewardship rebuilt Hewlett-Packard to become the biggest technology organization was forced to leave the company on Friday. Hewlett-Packard (HP) CEO Mark Hurd tendered his resignation in the aftermath of sexual harassment allegations against him.

Results of the HP investigation drew to a conclusion that Hurd did not violate company sexual harassment policies but he violated business conduct policies based on company standards. The woman involved in the case was a contract worker with HP.

Hurd and the woman reportedly dine together on several occasions but Hurd denied ever having any sexual relationship with her. However, investigations uncovered that Hurd falsified numerous expenses that HP did not specify. Hurd admitted guilt to these accusations in a statement from HP. In the end, the HP organization decided that Hurd had to leave the company.

Hurd led HP into leading the global PC marketplace after the merger with then competitor Compaq. This happened during Carly Fiorina’s tenure as business leader. Hurd was subsequently hired as HP CEO after dissatisfaction within the HP board relating to the merger between HP and Compaq.

4 thoughts on “Hewlett-Packard CEO Mark Hurd Forced To Leave Post

  1. HP has a much higher standard on ethics & integrity than Symantec. Sign…

    As I have reported to Symantec Ethics about David Freer’s (VP, Symantec – Norton, APJ) misconducts (fraud, having dissented sex with me as he lied, using company resources for personal benefits – hundreds hours phone calls, hanging out with me during office hours, negative impacts on Symantec corporate image), what they do surprise me too. They basically ignore – never process the investigation, covering the serial lying & cheating criminal up, then threaten me. As Warren Buffet said when he decides which company is worth to invest, he values the CEO’s ethic and integrity the most. Being a senior management, David Freer shall walk the talks, instead he has set up a terrible example. How dare Symantec always campaign the company itself as defeat cyber criminals, but in the real world, Symantec acts just like robbers, mafia, & criminals. How ironic!

  2. David Freer (VP, Symantec Consumer Business Units – Norton, APJ) is a BIG LIAR! He lied to me for more than two and half years for my true feelings, time, and money. Also kept saying I am the only one in his life. Even this year on Feb. 2, he used company line to lead me to have phone sex with him. Until I found out there’s some other woman, he made up another lie and finally admitted he’s been living with her for a year. Later, I realized they were all lies. He actually has married March 2009. And now he just totally disappeared and not answering any phone calls, acting like “hit & run” irresponsible baby. Can you trust someone like this, with no ethics and integrity? The more unbelievable things are David Freer newly-wed wife – SUZY WALSHAM, she shamefully admitted she was the third person who broke up David Freer & his ex 12 years relationships, and mocking at me as the 3rd “unsuspected” person, as she agreed with his husband’s behaviors!!!!!! SHAME ON both of you, DAVID FREER & SUZY WALSHAM!!!!!!! (THEY BOTH WORK FOR SYMANTEC)

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