24. Nick Tidd, Vice President, Sales, Pan America/Vice President, Marketing, North America, D-Link
In little more than a year on the job, Tidd has provided the maverick spark that D-Link needed to pack a bigger punch in the intensely competitive SMB networking market. You can see it in the channel programs, the marketing and the flat-out more aggressive market-share grab in areas as diverse as security/surveillance, storage, switching and its traditional sweet spot, wireless networking. It's not surprising given Tidd's heavyweight status as a seasoned channel veteran who before coming to D-Link was driving 3Com's channel business.