7. Meg Whitman
President and CEO
The former eBay CEO gets the IT business and the channel. Whitman has won over partners by pledging early on to support HP's bread-and-butter legacy hardware products and then backing that up with a decision to scrap a onetime look at spinning off the PC business. She's off to a great start. Look for more steady and consistent moves that build on HP's legacy as an end-to-end provider of IT products and services.