Oracle's Phillips Lands First CEO Job At Atlanta's Infor

Former Oracle Corp. Co-President Charles Phillips will finally have a chance to try his hand as a CEO, after failing to land the top spot at another software company earlier this year.

Infor, a closely held maker of software aimed at mid-size companies, on Monday said Phillips will take over as its CEO starting Dec. 1.

The appointment comes after a bid by Phillips to become CEO of publicly traded software maker CA fell through earlier this year, after billboards publicizing his relationship with a woman other than his wife appeared in New York City and other places, people familiar with the matter have said.

Jim Schaper, Infor’s outgoing CEO, who will continue to serve as chairman, said Phillips is “a perfect fit” for Infor, which is based outside Atlanta and serves 70,000 customers globally, most of which are mid-size companies.

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