Oracle appears to have reassigned a senior VP who is named in lawsuits against the company. The lawsuits allege the SVP “actively insulted people” and that Oracle fired VPs who wanted him investigated. The SVP, Tony Grayson, had his direct reports reassigned, two people tell Insider. See more stories on Insider’s business page.
Oracle appears to have reassigned a senior vice president who is named in lawsuits alleging, among other things, that the executive “actively insulted people” and that Oracle fired two VPs who asked the company to investigate him, Insider has learned.
Oracle transferred direct reports under Tony Grayson, the senior vice president of physical infrastructure for Oracle’s cloud who is named in the lawsuits, to another executive, according to two people familiar with the matter.
An excerpt of an email shared with Insider said to be sent from an Oracle executive says Grayson will “focus on key data center innovation and architecture-related projects.” Insider has yet to review the email. A longer excerpt was shared on a private online forum accessible only accessible with an Oracle.com address, also shared with Insider.
Grayson’s direct reports will be reassigned to Ted Wallace, senior vice president of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure operations and support, the two people said. Oracle declined to confirm or comment on the changes. Grayson still appears on Oracle’s org chart with 11 direct reports and 481 reports, but it’s unclear how often Oracle updates the chart. Grayson did not respond to multiple attempts to reach him.
While the terms around Grayson’s apparent reassignment are unclear, Grayson is named in companion lawsuits filed by two former Oracle vice presidents including allegations such as wrongful termination, retaliation, and breach of contract. The lawsuits were filed in the Superior Court of California County of San Mateo, and Oracle is seeking to compel arbitration in both cases.
“The incendiary allegations in the complaints are without merit and Oracle is confident that that the actual facts will prevail,” an Oracle spokesperson said. “The facts do