3. Luke Hosinski, president, Infra-Comm
We love David and Goliath stories. You think you can't fight City Hall or behemoth vendors? Think again. Hosinski sure did. When Cisco decided to take a big deal that Infra-Comm registered and pass it on to telecommunications giant AT&T, Hosinki decided to take his case to a California court.
And he won to the tune of a $6 million jury award. The jury ruled that Cisco had violated its own reseller agreement -- a contract that Superior Court Judge Gregory Lewis called "unconscionable." The landmark ruling shows that even solution providers have rights. Here's hoping vendors take heed. [read more]