Former senior Oracle exec Gary Bloom named CEO of Mark Logic

Summary:Gary Bloom returns to his database roots...

Gary Bloom has been named CEO of Mark Logic, which returns him to his database roots. This is an interesting appointment and shows that the board of Mark Logic is trying to spruce up the database company and either dress it up for sale or try to expand it's business.

He was at one time considered a possible successor to Larry Ellison, founder of Oracle. Mark Logic is used in several interesting media publishing applications.

Here's Mr Bloom's history:

Former vice chair and president of Symantec Corporation, where he led the company's line of business organizations and corporate development efforts. Gary joined Symantec through the company's merger with Veritas Software where he was the chairman and CEO. Before joining Veritas, Gary held senior executive positions at Oracle. During his 14-year career at Oracle, Gary led Oracle's database business, worldwide marketing, support, education, and alliance organizations, and was responsible for mergers and acquisitions.

I interviewed former CEO David Kellog: Mark Logic's David Kellogg - Creating Media From Unstructured Content - SVW

Topics: Enterprise Software, Data Centers, Data Management, Hardware, Oracle, Storage


In May 2004, Tom Foremski became the first journalist to leave a major newspaper, the Financial Times, to become a full-time journalist blogger. He writes the popular news blog Silicon Valley Watcher--reporting on the business of Silicon Valley. Tom arrived in San Francisco in 1984, and has covered US technology markets for leading comput... Full Bio

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