The Top 100 Executives Of 2022

Here we present the CRN Top 100 Executives of 2022 list, the men and women who are setting the pace for the rest of the IT industry.


Combine the blinding pace of technology advances with the semiconductor chip storage, the global supply chain crisis, a never-ending barrage of security breaches and a record year for channel mergers and acquisitions and you have an idea of the challenges faced by the 2022 class of Top 100 Executives. Needless to say, it is the bold and decisive who are determined to go further and faster that dominate our annual list of the best and brightest in the technology world.

No one better exemplifies that drive to go further and faster than Hewlett Packard Enterprise President and CEO Antonio Neri, our No. 1 Most Influential Executive. Over the last four years, Neri has transformed the legacy infrastructure product provider into an on- premises cloud services powerhouse that is going head to head against Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud.

Our No. 1 Channel Sales Leader, AMD North America Channel Chief Terry Richardson, is a 30-year-plus channel sales veteran who is bringing his vast relationships and partner program expertise to bear in a bid to dramatically boost AMD’s channel share in the commercial CPU and GPU market.

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Our No. 1 Innovator is ThreatLocker co-founder and CEO Danny Jenkins, a cybersecurity maverick who has turned the tide on the barrage of attacks battering MSPs with a technology approach that many scoffed at when he brought it to market.

Our No. 1 Disrupter is Broadcom CEO Hock Tan, who has bought four companies for a combined $71 billion since 2015. His latest acquisition, VMware, is his biggest and boldest bet yet—a $61 billion deal for one of the industry’s standard-bearers.

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