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Oracle President Charles Phillips Incurs CLM (Career Limiting Move)

January 22, 2010. Maybe it all stems from an intro in the Middle East software market. In a continuing effort to intertwine the technology and soap opera industries, Oracle President Charles E. Phillips gave sidewalk pedestrians plenty to look at and the industry press plenty to write about. Oh my, I don't think Larry is going to like this.

Hasso Plattner and Marc Benioff

Billboards prominently displayed over New York's Times Square as well as in San Francisco and Atlanta show the magnitude of infidelity exposed and a woman scorned. YaVaughnie Wilkins put up the larger than life banners after she learned that her eight year lover, Charles E. Phillips, president and director of Oracle Corporation - gave her the boot. Wilkins also setup the website, however, it appears that Phillips may have been successful in bringing down the website - at least temporarily.

Charles and YaVaughnie

In an Oracle newsletter published in 2006, Phillips was described by his employer as an ex-marine and "family man" who has a wife and 10-year-old son, Chas.

While clearly in crisis mode, Phillips attempted a poorly planned retreat and put out a statement "I had an 8-and-a-half-year serious relationship with YaVaughnie Wilkins. The relationship with Ms. Wilkins has since ended, and we both wish each other well."

Call me crazy, but from the billboards, I'm thinking Ms. Wilkins doesn't wish him well. I also don't think Phillips wife - or his boss, the sympathetic, patient and understanding Larry Ellison - will wish him well. I suspect Phillips handlers are now trying to figure out how to return the media attention to Tiger.

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