It has been revealed that the head of software development at PeopleSoft Inc has left the firm, just a couple of weeks after the company fired its CEO.
PeopleSoft refused to confirm whether Ram Gupta had resigned or was given the push.
Nor did it comment on whether his departure was linked to the sacking of CEO Craig Conway earlier this month after a loss of confidence in Conway’s ability to lead the company.
Gupta joined Pleasanton, California-based PeopleSoft in 2000. His immediate replacement is Stan Swete, a PeopleSoft veteran who has come out of retirement.
PeopleSoft continues to fend off a $7.7 billion hostile takeover bid from rival Oracle Corp.
A US court recently gave the go-ahead for the bid to proceed after throwing out an appeal on anti-trust grounds.