The 25 Most Influential Executives Of 2013


20. Randall Stephenson

Chairman, CEO At&T

AT&T's Stephenson has the communications giant firing on all cylinders. In the most recent quarter, the company added more than 2 million new wireless and wireline high-speed broadband connections with a record 6.7 million smartphones sold.

The company's channel business, AT&T Partner Exchange, under the leadership of AT&T Emerging Business Markets President Brooks McCorcle, has received rave reviews from solution providers.

Credit Stephenson for clearing the path for the new Emerging Markets Business to be built as a startup inside the Fortune 11 giant. That, said McCorcle, has made the program "accessible to this marketplace in a way that maybe it hasn't been before."