The Top 25 Executives Of 2008


19. Paul Maritz, President and CEO, VMware

If data center power management is a red-hot market then virtualization software is a rocket ship. A rocket ship that more than a few partners hope will allow them to break through the downturn. Of course a lot depends on Maritz and how he handles the virtualization challenge from his former employer Microsoft. There are signs VMWare desperately needs a lift. Will Maritz provide a much-needed cloud computing boost? Ground control to Major Paul. Come in, Paul. Come in. [read more]