Aarti Shah 03 Oct 2016 // 10:59PM GMT
REDWOOD CITY, CA — Mike Moeller has left Oracle less than a year after he was brought on to oversee global PR and social media.
During his tenure at Oracle, Moeller reported directly to CMO Judith Sim (working alongside Bob Evans, who has held the chief communications officer role since early 2013) and made some shakeups to the communications team.
Perhaps most notably, Chris Talago, the former WE Communications EMEA chief, joined in a newly-created role overseeing communications and PR in EMEA and Asia-Pacific in July. Moeller consolidated PR oversight of EMEA and Asia-Pacific under Talago and Gaye Hudson, who had been with the company for nearly two decades overseeing EMEA communications, left the company.
Other notable hires included former Leo Burnett SVP Layla Revis in the newly-created role of VP of social (this was previously a director level), former SanDisk director Michael Diamond focusing on Oracle’s industry communications and former Edelman GM Kelly Schwager as VP of global communications. Meanwhile, Oracle head of global product and services PR Diana Wong recently left the company to join RSA Security.
An Oracle spokesperson declined comment for this story, including when asked about the company's plans for Moeller's position.
On the agency front, Moeller extended Oracle's relationship with Burson-Marsteller into EMEA, after earlier consolidating work with the WPP PR firm in North America and Latin America.
Moeller spent just under two years as communications VP at Marketo, after previous stints at Avaya, IBM, Xerox and HP. The latter position saw him work for current Oracle co-CEO Mark Hurd during his tenure in charge of HP.