Aarti Shah 20 Sep 2017 // 7:53AM GMT
REDWOOD CITY, CA — Bob Winslow has taken on the top communications job at Oracle — a position that was left vacant when Mike Moeller left last year after a short stint at the technology giant.
Winslow joined this month as SVP of global communications reporting into CMO Judy Sim (who reports into co-CEO Mark Hurd). In addition to overseeing the communications function, he's been tasked with helping "the company articulate its leadership in the cloud."
"Oracle is in a unique position," he told the Holmes Report. "No other company is competing in all three layers of the cloud with the completeness that Oracle offers."
In 2015, Oracle moved much of its PR work to Burson-Marsteller with plans to consolidate with WPP. Winslow confirmed that Burson-Marsteller and fellow WPP shop Blanc & Otus are the company's two primary agencies, although it is also works with Interpublic's CMG unit (primarily Golin) in London and Asia-Pacific.
For more than a decade, Winslow had been at FleishmanHillard where he ultimately rose to EVP/senior partner/MD best known for his work leading the agency's global technology practice. More recently he was also responsible for all of the firm's sectors and practices, covering industry verticals such as technology, healthcare, consumer financial and energy among others, while also managing the firm's IP and products.
Earlier in his career, he was president of North America for Text100 and before that held a series of marketing and sales positions.