24. Dave DeWalt, President and CEO, McAfee
There is no other CEO that has added more channel talent to his team this year than Dave DeWalt. The industry veteran, who built a big software business at EMC, is determined to get McAfee's channel house in order. To the cheers of channel partners, DeWalt brought in 10-year Cisco channel veteran Alex Thurber as McAfee's new worldwide channel chief. And before that, DeWalt tapped Fernando Quintero from Latin America to head up McAfee's American channel organization. DeWalt is driving a channel renaissance at McAfee. That's going to provide McAfee partners with big sales and profits gains, and lots of job security.