9. Cheryl Cook
Vice President, Global Channels and Alliances
Cheryl Cook gets a lot of the credit for driving Dell’s successful transformation into a channel company. Most recently, Cook doubled incentives designed to make hunting for new business as profitable as possible for partners, and made financing as smooth as possible for customers, a move that quickly topped the $1 billion mark. She's primed to have a prominent role in the combined Dell-EMC.