19. Robert Dutkowsky
Robert Dutkowsky went all in on the data center with Tech Data's $2.6 billion purchase of Avnet Technology Solutions. Dutkowsky said the combined company is better-situated to help partners capture business around next-generation technologies including converged and hyper-converged infrastructure, as well as security, analytics and the cloud. The bombshell acquisition also gave Tech Data a foothold in the Asia-Pacific region for the first time.