18. Peter McKay
Veeam is nearly a $500 million company, and it’s got its sights set on topping $1 billion by 2019. To drive that kind of growth, the company shook up its leadership ranks in June, bringing in former VMware SVP Peter McKay to drive growth. McKay seems to fit the bill perfectly. He’s led start-ups, including one that was acquired by VMware, and he’s also a finance man with CEO experience.