25 Execs To Watch From The 2008 VARBusiness 500


#4 Computer Sciences (CSC)


2007 Revenue: $14.857 billion

Lead Executive: Michael Laphen, president and CEO

Laphen is celebrating his one-year anniversary as CEO. Recent deals include a $413 million outsourcing agreement with TDC, the largest telecommunications company in Denmark, and a $339 million desktop services outsourcing contract expanding the scope of services CSC provides to Zurich Financial Services Group. Laphen leads CSC's strategic growth initiative, Project Accelerate. The company's focus on selected vertical industries and key acquisitions is aimed at bringing the full breadth of CSC's services and solutions to the solution provider's manufacturing customers.

This month, President George W. Bush appointed Laphen to the President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee. [READ MORE]