17. Christopher Formant
Senior Vice President, Global President, Enterprise Solutions
A 22-year industry veteran with stints at PwC, Internet consulting company Scient/iXL, BearingPoint and Avaya, Christopher Formant has put Verizon on the channel fast track. His biggest breakthrough: a Preferred Renewal Program that has opened up Verizon's once largely inaccessible enterprise accounts to partners. Look for Formant and his channel team to open up even more avenues for partner growth.