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The Sexual Energy In Oracle...

Posted by Tom Foremski - January 22, 2010

Oracle president Charles Philips has been embarrassed by his ex-girlfriend who put up billboards of them together.

The New York Post reported:

The spurned squeeze, YaVaughnie Wilkins, went nuclear after she learned that Charles E. Phillips -- president of tech conglomerate Oracle and a member of Obama's Economic Recovery Advisory Board -- reconciled with his wife despite his lengthy affair with Wilkins.

Billboards appeared in San Francisco, New York, and Atlanta.

To some long-time Oracle watchers, and ex-Oracle staff, the fact that Oracle execs have an exuberant enthusiasm for the opposite sex isn't surprising.

Co-founder Larry Ellison set the pace with a bachelor billionaire lifestyle that made him the envy of many men half-his age. Leadership comes from the top.

One ex-Oracler told me, "One of my friends at Oracle was asked by one of the VPs if she would like to be his 'Tuesday girl.'' Apparently he had a vacancy."

Another ex-staff member told me: "Larry would sometimes date employees. You knew when the relationship was over because they would show up with a brand new Mercedes in the parking lot. That was his parting gift, he was a real gentleman. He owns a Mercedes dealership, or at least he used to. I guess he could get them at dealer cost."

I've no idea if the stories are true because I can't verify them. I'm only reporting them. For entertainment purposes only!


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