Kari Reibold, CEO, President, Whaleback Systems
I admire executives that know where they fit in the life cycle of the company. I look to the founders and early CEO of Cisco – Len Bosack, Sandy Lerner, and John Morgridge. Cisco had a strategy for the evolution of the CEO office. I also admire innovators that either shape new technology -- such as Steve Jobs -- or have the ability to see major technology shifts and capitalize on them -- such as Promod Haque.