The Top 25 Disrupters Of 2013

16. Rick Hamada

CEO, Avnet

Under Hamada's direction Avnet is moving beyond the traditional role of distributor, focusing on providing links between cloud service providers that lack channel programs and solution providers looking to expand into cloud services. In the past year Avnet has created pre-packaged cloud service bundles from Amazon, launched a Cisco-centric cloud service through a deal with PeakColo, and acquired cloud integrator Seamless Technologies.