Charles Phillips Commits Oracle CLM (Career Limiting Move)
In a marketing example that proves not all publicity is good publicity, Oracle President Charles Phillips gave sidewalk pedestrians plenty to look at and the industry press plenty to write about.
Oh my, I don't think Larry Ellison is going to like this.
Three story banners prominently displayed over New York's Times Square as well as in Atlanta and San Francisco show the magnitude of infidelity exposed and a woman scorned. YaVaughnie Wilkins put up the billboards after she learned that her eight year lover, Charles E. Phillips, President and Director of Oracle Corp - gave her the boot. Wilkins also published the website http://www.charlesphillipsandyavaughniewilkins.com/, however, it appears that Phillips may have been successful in bringing down the tell all website - at least for now.
In a 2006 Oracle newsletter, Phillips was described by his employer as an ex-marine and "family man" who has a wife and 10-year-old son, Chas.
Now in crisis mode, Phillips is in retreat and put out a public statement "I had an 8-and-a-half-year serious relationship with YaVaughnie Wilkins. The relationship with Ms. Wilkins has since ended, and we both wish each other well."
Call me crazy, but from the three story high banners, I'm thinking Ms. Wilkins doesn't wish him well. I also suspect the response he'll get from his wife doesn't begin to compare with the ass kicking he'll get from boss Larry Ellison.
Perhaps Phillips handlers can devise a way to return the media attention to Tiger.