24. Jed Ayres
The channel, technology and marketing-savvy CEO has established IGEL as the undisputed edge operating system market leader for cloud workspaces. Under Ayres’ leadership, IGEL is headed toward 1 million IGEL operating system seats being sold and activated each year.
One of IGEL’s biggest accomplishments under Ayres: making IGEL the first Linux operating system green-lighted by Microsoft for use with Windows Virtual Desktop.
As he has moved from CEO of IGEL North America to CEO of the overall Germany-based company, Ayres has kicked into high gear a plan to take the company from $150 million in sales to $1 billion. He has also continued to double down on IGEL’s growing channel partner network. Look for more big channel and technology bets from Ayres over the course of the next year.