Accounting software maker Intuit Inc has lured away the head of Oracle Corp’s direct sales operations. Hilarie Koplow-McAdams is the latest high-profile departure from the Redwood Shores, California-based database and applications giant.
She had served as senior vice president for 18 years and was in charge of Oracle’s direct and telesales operations. She will take up a senior role at Mountain View, California-based Intuit.
Her departure could be fall-out from Oracle’s shift towards more of an indirect model. Oracle is searching for a successor.
Last month Oracle CFO Greg Maffei decided to call it quits after five months and left to join media company Liberty Media Corp. Tod Nielsen, a former Microsoft executive and colleague of Maffei’s who was in charge of marketing and global sales support, also left in the same month to become CEO of software development tools maker Borland Software Corp.