22. Michael Gold, Founder and CEO, Zlago
Michael Gold has been way out in front of the SaaS revolution. Before founding Zlago, he was CEO of Sphera, a SaaS platform for service providers whose customers included AT&T and Japan Telecom. At Zlago, Gold has pioneered a way for solution providers to quickly move to the cloud with a full suite of hosted Windows and desktop services, doing what Microsoft couldn't or wouldn't. Gold also gets the channel and has developed a program that allows solution providers to private-label the cloud. It's entrepreneurs like Gold that are fueling the next wave of growth for the channel.