The Top 25 Executives Of 2008


Channel chiefs usually don't get enough credit when things go right and shoulder too much of the blame when things turn sour. Not in our book. With HP -- the biggest and strongest heavyweight in the information technology business at a strapping $110 billion a year in sales -- continuing to fire on all channel cylinders, we tip our collective hats to Jones.

There's a reason Jones earned Everything Channel's prestigious Channel Executive of the Year award for large companies: He's kept HP at the top of its channel game with a steady and able hand, making it more profitable and easier for VARs to do business with HP. We love that Jones still plays midfield in a competitive soccer league. The fact is, he's a master of the assist -- making the passes that allow solution providers to score goals. [read more]