The 25 Most Influential Executives Of 2012


16. Lanham Napier

CEO

Rackspace

Napier is shaping the cloud services and hosting market at Rackspace, thanks to his company's stellar growth and RackSpace's OpenStack, an open-source cloud platform co-developed by NASA. Napier has established Rackspace as the chief rival of tech behemoth Amazon and its cloud services business.