Ivgen Guner

  • Former EVP of Finance


Ivgen Guner


Ivgen Guner is an accomplished executive, and C-suite leader who helped Oracle’s finance organization become recognized as a global powerhouse. An industry veteran, she brings over 35 years of P&L experience and international business and leadership expertise in the technology sector. Guner has a strong track record of having built and led diverse teams, driving operational excellence, acquisition integration, finance, and business transformation.

Career History

Guner most recently served as Executive Vice President of Finance at Oracle. In this role, she was responsible for Global Business Finance and led all activities in strategic and financial planning and decision support, helped the company grow from $4B to $50B in revenues, and expanded the operating margin from 21% to over 40%. She also helped drive the company’s transformation from a simple software provider to a cloud services company. Guner was the inspirational leader and driving force behind Oracle’s finance transformation to the cloud and was the lead author of “Oracle’s Playbook for Financial Excellence.”

During her tenure at Oracle, Guner drove significant scale and scope, resulting in the only company in the S&P 500 that releases its financial results in 10 days. She led the financial and operational integration of 150+ acquisitions ranging from small to enterprise companies in horizontal and vertical application software and hardware manufacturing, most notably Peoplesoft, Sun Microsystems, NetSuite, and Cerner Health acquisitions.

Guner was heavily involved with the Finance and Audit Board Committee, Board of Directors, and Compensation Committee and helped drive executive compensation design. She also influenced product strategy, enabling finance functions beyond current needs, such as Accounting on Demand and Continuous Forecasting. She ignited an R&D effort called “Project Pythia” to envision and redefine how finance teams work now and into the future, reshaped by automation, AI/ML, thoughtful integrations, breakthrough processes, and tools. Oracle was the first customer for the first phase of Pythia. This project evolved into a “Finance Continuum” discussion series with customers; the product strategy was patented by Oracle four years later.

Guner championed diversity and inclusion initiatives within the finance function and served on the company’s “Diversity, Equity & Executive Inclusion Board.” She was also the driving force behind the “Women in Finance & Operations” series sponsored by Oracle and KPMG.

She began her career at Unisys, where she held the controllership position of the company’s Japanese joint venture. She was also the manufacturing finance lead during the Burroughs and Sperry Merger, which formed Unisys.


Guner earned her M.S. in Accounting from Walsh College in Troy, Michigan, her M.S. in Food and Fermentation Technology, and her B.S. in Agricultural Engineering from the University of Ankara, Turkey. She currently resides in Henderson, Nevada.