Susan Nokes, Former Chief Customer And Operations Officer, Of T-mobile, Now At Asurion
"Nokes grew her career from the ground up -- from a customer service rep to her rise to COO of a telecommunications giant. As a woman in technology, I greatly value and admire her ability to continue to be personable and not abandon her caring, feminine side in order to be successful. Throughout her career, Nokes has taken time to truly know the people who work for her. As a result, she has developed great loyalty among them, including my husband, who has worked for her for many years. Nokes has [frequently] been on Fortune’s “Most Powerful Women in Business," yet she still makes time to stay involved in outreach programs for underprivileged families and youth. I have tremendous respect for her combination of professional drive and generosity of spirit.
-- Kendra Krause, VP Channel Sales, Fortinet