Everything Channel's CRN Announces the Top 100 Most Influential Executives in the Industry

Acknowledges Executives in Four Categories: 25 Most Influential; 25 Channel Sales Leaders, 25 Most Innovative Executives and 25 Mavericks

Nov 30, 2009

Everything Channel's CRN, a UBM company, today announced the Top 100 Most Influential Executives in the Industry. The Top 100 Most Influential Executives in the Industry listing recognizes the executives who have changed the way the channel does business today and in the future. This year's list salutes the 25 Most Influential Executives, the 25 Channel Sales Leaders, the 25 Most Innovative Executives and the 25 Mavericks.

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"With so many innovative channel executives in the industry today we've expanded our list to include 100 executives. We've highlighted the most influential, the sales leaders, the most innovative as well as those who have changed the rules of the channel. We salute these leaders for their hard work and devotion to the technology channel," said Robert C. DeMarzo, senior vice president and editorial director, Everything Channel.

The Top 100 Most Influential Executives in the Industry include:

Top 25 Most Influential - focused on innovation, as well as consistency and those overcoming remarkable challenges:

  --  Rob McKernan, President, North America, APC
  --  Steve Jobs, CEO, Apple
  --  William McCracken, Interim Executive Chairman, CA
  --  John Chambers, CEO, Cisco
  --  Dan and Michael Schwab, Co-CEOs, D&H
  --  Michael Dell, CEO, Dell
  --  Joe Tucci, CEO, EMC
  --  Ben Bernanke, Chairman, Federal Reserve of the United States
  --  Meaghan Kelly, VP of Channel Sales Development & Strategies, HP
  --  Sam Palmisano, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, IBM
  --  Greg Spierkel, CEO, Ingram Micro
  --  Paul Otellini, CEO, Intel
  --  Eugene Kaspersky, CEO, Kaspersky Lab
  --  Rory Read, President and COO, Lenovo
  --  Dave DeWalt, President and CEO, McAfee
  --  Steve Ballmer, CEO, Microsoft
  --  Tally Liu, Chairman and CEO, Newegg
  --  Larry Ellison, CEO, Oracle
  --  Rance Poehler, President, Panasonic
  --  Steve Luczo, CEO, Seagate
  --  Enrique Salem, President and CEO, Symantec
  --  Kevin Murai, President and CEO, Synnex
  --  Eva Chen, CEO and Co-founder, Trend Micro
  --  Paul Maritz, President and CEO, VMWare
  --  Ursula Burns, CEO, Xerox

25 Channel Sales Leaders - hard charging executives who are driving their indirect organization and partners forward with sales and marketing initiatives:

  --  Ted Cole, VP Channel Sales, Adtran
  --  David Kenyon, VP Worldwide Channel Marketing, AMD
  --  Andrew Bryant, President Enterprise Computing Solutions, Arrow
  --  Rick Hamada, COO, Avnet
  --  Keith Goodwin, Senior VP Worldwide Channels, Cisco
  --  Greg Davis, VP General Manager Global Commercial Channels, Dell
  --  Darrick Finan, VP North American Sales, Eaton
  --  Gregg Ambulos, VP Americas Channel Sales, EMC
  --  Michael Valentine, VP Americas Channel Sales, Fortinet
  --  Michael Jerich, VP Channel Sales, Global Crossing
  --  Mark Hurd, Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and
      President, HP
  --  Mike Humke, VP Public Sector, HP
  --  Michael Daniels, Senior VP Global Technology Services, IBM
  --  Anne Altman, General Manager Public Sector, IBM
  --  Rich Hume, VP of Global Channels, IBM
  --  Eric Thompson, Director North America Region Channel and Distribution
      Sales and Marketing, Intel
  --  Frank Vitagliano, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Channels and U.S.
      Enterprise Operations,  Juniper
  --  Eric Martorano, Director Partner Channel Strategy, Microsoft
  --  Cindy Bates, VP of US Partner Strategy, Marketing & Programs,
  --  Janet Schijns, VP Global Channels, Motorola
  --  Stewart Krentzman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Okidata
  --  Dennis Morgan, VP Channel Sales, Oracle
  --  Judson Althoff, Senior VP, Worldwide Alliance,  Oracle
  --  Patricia Hume, SVP Global SME Channel, SAP
  --  Randy Cochran, VP, Channel Sales, Americas, Symantec

25 Most Innovative Executives - individuals who exude innovation from either a technology or business strategy front:

  --  Joel Allen, CEO, Allenport
  --  Adam Selipsky, VP, Amazon Web Services
  --  Steven Chang, President, ASUS
  --  Bob Cagnazzi, CEO, Bluewater Communications
  --  Michael Klayko, CEO, Brocade
  --  Danny Windham, CEO, Digium
  --  Bill Gross, Co-founder and Secretary-Treasurer, eFolder
  --  David Farr, CEO, Emerson
  --  Stephen Cho, Director of Google Apps Channels, Google
  --  Lars and Jens Rasmussen, VP, Google
  --  Craig Schlagbaum, Vice President of Indirect Channel Sales, Level 3
  --  Rick McEachern, Chairman, Longjump
  --  Gavin Garbutt, CEO, N-Able
  --  Jen-Hsun Huang, Co-founder, President and Chief Executive Officer,
  --  Mont Phelps, President and CEO, NWN
  --  Pete Cannone, CEO, OnForce
  --  Juan Santana, CFO, Panda
  --  John Kish, President and CEO, Pano Logic
  --  Mike Lazaridis, President and Co-CEO, Rim
  --  Christopher Dean, Chief Strategy Officer, Skype for Business
  --  Steve Munford, CEO, Sophos
  --  Evan Williams, CEO, Twitter
  --  Mark Shuttleworth, Founder, Ubuntu
  --  Michael Gold, CEO, Zlago
  --  Sridhar Vembu, CEO, Zoho

25 Mavericks - executives whose brash and bold thinking is changing the rules of the channel:

  --  Gianfranco Lanci, President, Acer
  --  John Brandon, VP Americas and Asia Pacific, Apple
  --  Kevin Kennedy, CEO, Avaya
  --  Craig Abod, President, Carahsoft
  --  Nick Tidd, VP Sales PAN America/VP Marketing North America, D-Link
  --  Michael Haley, President, Edge Solutions
  --  Vivek Kundra, CIO, United States of America
  --  Kevin Johnson, CEO, Juniper
  --  Stephen DeFranco, VP Consumer & Commercial Channels, Lenovo
  --  Patrick McNicholas, President - Managing Partner, Maverick Computers
  --  Alex Thurber, Senior VP Worldwide Channel Operations, McAfee
  --  Steve Sinofsky, President, Microsoft Windows
  --  Andrew McAfee, Principal Research Scientist, MIT
  --  Julie Parrish, VP Worldwide Channel Sales, NetApp
  --  Zach Nelson, President and Chief Executive Officer, NetSuite
  --  Tom Miller, VP Channel Management, Sage
  --  Marc Benioff, Chairman and CEO, Salesforce.com
  --  Doug Albregts, VP Information Technology Division, Samsung Electronics
  --  Matt Medeiros, CEO and President, SonicWALL
  --  Kim  Polese, CEO, SpikeSource
  --  Robert Dutkowsky, CEO, Tech Data
  --  Frank Rauch, VP Technology Solutions Group, HP
  --  Jeff Volpe, Vice President and General Manager, ViewSonic North
  --  Scott Davis, VP Worldwide Sales, Western Digital
  --  Jim Firestone, President, Corporate Operations, Xerox

The Top 100 Most Influential Executives in the Industry were selected by the editors of CRN.

Winners were announced in the November 30 issue of CRN. To read about the Top 100 Most Influential Executives in the Industry, go to www.channelweb.com.

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Everything Channel, headquartered in Framingham, MA, is the one-stop shop for managing and accelerating technology sales. From branding and recruiting to marketing and sales, Everything Channel offers technology marketers the unmatched breadth and depth of global brands and market intelligence combined with unparalleled audience loyalty and credibility serving all technology sales channels through an extensive database. Everything Channel provides innovative field sales and marketing solutions to arm the sellers of technology with the resources they need to achieve measurable and significant results.

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United Business Media Limited (UBM) is a global media and marketing services company that informs markets and brings the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print, and with the information they need to do business successfully. UBM serves professional and commercial communities, from IT professionals to doctors, from journalists to jewelry dealers, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. UBM employs more than 6,500 people in more than 30 countries. UBM's businesses operating in the US include CMPMedica, Commonwealth Business Media, Everything Channel, PR Newswire, RISI, TechInsights, TechWeb and Think Services. UBM is listed on the London Stock Exchange (UBM.L) and has a market capitalization of $1.6 billion.

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