Shawn Price Obituary, Death – Shawn Price of Illinois has sadly passed away. Price had excellent time management skills and was a capable IT executive. He had a passion for motorcycle and auto racing and had won several significant events, including the 2002 Baja 1000-mile motorcycle race in Mexico and the 2005 Rolex 24-hour GT Class race at Daytona (driving a Porsche GT3).
Also, he finished the arduous 6,000-mile Paris-to-Dakar motorbike race. Senior Vice President of the Cloud at Oracle (ORCL), Price reported to co-CEO Mark Hurd. Price earlier served as SAP’s executive vice president (SAP). According to his LinkedIn page, he formerly held the positions of chief executive of Savvion and president of Zuora. I disclosed our colleague Shawn Price’s untimely passing in a speech I gave to the Oracle workforce on Tuesday night and which Fortune received on Wednesday.
This morning, Shawn died away after a brief and minor illness. This morning, I gave him and his wife a call to offer our profound sympathies on Oracle’s behalf. Shawn joined Oracle two years ago to assist in managing our business’ transition to the cloud. He immediately served as a catalyst, providing concepts and tactics that have improved our ability to compete in and win in the cloud.
He was a terrific, ambitious man who traveled much and enjoyed life to the fullest; he significantly influenced our company’s success in the cloud. According to longtime friend and CEO of consumer electronics start-up Tyto Life Sam Jadallah, Price is survived by his parents, wife of 25 years, Sarah, two children, a sister, and two grandchildren. Still alive are his parents.
Over the course of more than 20 years, Price held the position of an experienced computer executive, but outside of the workplace, Rob Burgess, a close friend and the former CEO of Macromedia, described him as “a gentleman who dressed to the nines,” a fervent racer, a skilled sailor, and “a gentleman who dressed to the nines.” Price was referred to by Burgess as “a real-life James Bond.” In 53 years, Shawn accomplished more than most individuals do in a lifetime or two. Jadallah said that few individuals had lived as thoroughly as Shawn. I liked seeing Shawn compete in car, bike, and sailboat events with a big grin and fierce competition.