23. Lane Bess, president and CEO, Palo Alto Networks
If you want to try out the security market's equivalent of the super-fast, well-engineered Lamborghini then take a ride with Palo Alto Networks' next-generation firewalls designed to run hard to protect Web applications like streaming video, instant messaging and voice applications like Skype. Bess is at the wheel of the high tech racecar that could well earn the checkered flag in a tough race.
"I'd like to become an exciting new solution for the channel, and through that, at a time when the economy may be bad, be the bright spot," said Bess. Go, Speed Racer, Go! [read more]