The 25 Most Innovative Executives Of 2009

Bill Gross has never wavered from the breakthrough SaaS technology and channel vision that have made eFolder a darling of SMB solution providers. That's saying a lot. It would have been easy to change directions or give up when he lost his co-founder John Williams to a rare disease. But Gross has always believed in eFolder's superior online backup technology and the channel. And now he is driving more innovation for the channel with his September acquisition of solution provider veteran Steve Harper's DoubleCheck e-mail management and security business. The acquisition opens the door for eFolder to provide a full suite of Web 2.0 products that can be private-labeled by solution providers. Great company. Great channel commitment. This is the kind of company that gives the lumbering giants fits.

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