Oracle communications head quits after three months on the job

REDWOOD SHORES, CA: Jeff Lettes has left Oracle as VP of worldwide corporate communications after just three months on the job.

REDWOOD SHORES, CA: Jeff Lettes has left Oracle as VP of worldwide corporate communications after just three months on the job.

Lettes confirmed that he resigned the top communications job, saying it "didn't seem to be a good cultural fit."

Bob Wynne, VP of corporate communications, said he will lead the worldwide team on an interim basis while Oracle looks for Lettes' replacement. The company will consider both internal and external candidates, said Wynne, who joined the company a year ago from Edelman.

Lettes joined Oracle in January, replacing Jim Finn, who left the company the first week of January after 3 1/2 years. Finn has since joined IBM as VP of corporate communications.

Lettes joined Oracle from Applied Materials, where he was director of worldwide media relations.

At Oracle, Lettes oversaw global PR, including corporate communications, product PR, employee communications, and industry analyst relations. Lettes reported to Oracle president Charles Phillips.

Lettes joined the company January 6, a little more than a week before the company was scheduled to announce layoffs from its tumultuous, but eventually successful, 18-month hostile takeover bid of rival PeopleSoft. Oracle introduced the combined company January 18.

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