17. Stuart McClure
CEO/President and Founder
Even before Stuart McClure orchestrated a $100 million Series D round of funding in June, solution providers had already identified Cylance as a hot company in an even hotter market: next-generation endpoint security. Now he has ensured that the feisty cybersecurity startup has ample runway to build up its stake in the market, where it's using artificial intelligence algorithms to predictively identify and stop malware and advanced threats.