Mark Hurd
CEO 4/05 - 8/10

A tough operations man, Hurd boosted revenues and profits and cut costs. But he lacked strategic vision and resigned after a scandal involving an HP contractor.

By James Bandler with Doris Burke @FortuneMagazine - Last updated May 08 2012: 6:40 AM ET
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