The 25 Blockbuster IT Executive Moves of 2011

23. Ihab Abu-Hakima, Meru Networks

In seven years as CEO of wireless specialist Meru Networks, Ihab Abu-Hakima turned the company from buzzed-about curiosity to cutting-edge wireless networking vendor, with a successful IPO in 2010 to boot. But Abu-Hakima disclosed in fall 2011 that he would leave the company within the six months to make way for a new CEO, something Abu-Hakima reiterated to CRN was the right thing to after he'd achieved his personal and corporate goals with the company.