25. Craig Schlagbaum, Vice President, Level 3 Communications
There simply is no telecom channel executive with the experience and the channel savvy of Craig Schlagbaum. That has led to a channel renaissance at Level 3 Communications, which has benefited from Schlagbaum's tireless effort to deliver the best telecommunication channel experience for partners. That meant integrating a number of Level 3 acquisitions. With the integration work completed, look for Schlagbaum to drive Level 3 Communications' channel program to the next level in 2010.