The Top 25 Disrupters Of 2012

Rebels With A Cause

CRN's Top 25 Disrupters of the year are the executives who have shown an extraordinary ability to not only challenge the status quo but turn it on its ear. Here's a look at who made the cut, in Part 2 of our list of the Top 100 Executives of 2012.

25. Ray Dolan


SIP infrastructure specialist Sonus has gone all in with its new push to deliver session border controllers to the enterprise, and Dolan is banking on the channel to help it get there, with the launch of a new SBC-specific partner program this June.

24. Dante Malagrino


Embrane is determined to push the boundaries of SDN and, in many ways, already has. Founded in 2009 and led by Malagrino, Embrane is expanding the SDN trend into Layer 4-7 functions with Heleos, its distributed software platform that powers virtual network services.

23. Gordon Boyce


Not only has Boyce helped establish ForeScout as a leading vendor in the network access control market, but he's ensured his company evolves alongside the changing needs of enterprise clients, most recently adding mobile security to ForeScout's already robust solutions portfolio.

22. Marten Mickos


Mickos has helped pioneer the hybrid cloud market, blending Eucalyptus' own private cloud offerings with Amazon Web Services' public cloud to offer enterprise users the best of both cloud computing worlds.

21. Lars Bjork


Despite competing against giants IBM, SAP and Oracle, QlikTech has thrived in the competitive business intelligence software arena under the direction of Bjork, with its in-memory analytics and data visualization solutions helping enterprises tackle the growing challenge of big data.

20. Jay Bradley


With Bradley at the helm, Intelisys has grown from master agent to a telco and cloud services powerhouse. Its May acquisition of the Cloud Services Coalition, coupled with its Cloud Services University program, are presenting VARs with more growth opportunities than ever before.

19. Kia Behnia

Senior VP and CTO

Behnia has stretched BMC's broad portfolio of system management solutions from on-premise to the cloud, most recently through a joint initiative with Amazon Web Services to delivered bundled cloud solutions to the enterprise.

18. Vince Bradley

World Telecom Group

Bradley has redefined what it means to be a master agent as he helps VARs profit not only from telecom, but energy usage costs and the cloud, through WTG's sister company Energent, and its cloud division Cloudology.

17. Bill Veghte


HP may be the midst of a do-or-die transition, but its software division is growing, and Veghte is the one to thank. Veghte, who for almost two years spearheaded HP's software unit, grew the division 22 percent in the second quarter, before becoming COO.

16. Jeremy Burton


Burton has not only become the face of EMC's channel charge, but has helped the storage giant step outside its usual enterprise and midrange boundaries and find a new customer base in SMBs as well.

15. John Van Siclen

GM, Application Performance Management

Van Siclen has helped change the face of Compuware's Application Performance Management platform, broadening it to include must-have capabilities for modern data centers, such as monitoring solutions mobile, big data and cloud applications.