4. Patricia Hume, Senior Vice President, Global Small And Midsize Enterprise Channel, SAP
SAP's Patricia Hume, a 25-year channel veteran who joined SAP in 2007, has in short order quietly transformed the enterprise software company into a world-class midsize channel power. SAP's top partners are seeing strong double-digit sales growth even in the midst of the enterprise IT spending downturn. That's due to Hume's ability to deliver the tools and support partners need to get the job done. Our favorite Hume initiative is the SAP Top Partner Executive Sponsorship Program, which teams senior SAP SME executives with solution providers in the field.