Finally…the people that really make it happen. I’m so happy that they are getting some well deserved public recognition.
10 Rock Star Tech Execs You’ve Never Heard Of (AAPL, MSFT, GOOG)
Nicholas Carlson|Sep. 28, 2009, 7:00 AM
“You know the names Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, and Bill Gates — the giants behind Apple, Facebook, and Microsoft.
But at those companies and others, there’s a whole class of executives kicking rear without due recognition.
That’s a shame, because these are names and people that shareholders, rivals, and other companies looking for talent should know.
For example, there’s Microsoft’s Steve Sinofsky, who saved Windows after the Vista debacle. At Apple, there’s Scott Forstall, the guy behind the iPhone’s industry-dominating software. And, at Facebook, there is perhaps the best example of this type of under-the-radar mega-talent: VP of product, Chris Cox.
Chris is a triple threat: An engineer who can build company-defining products, an operator who can recruit and manage good people, and a long-term strategic thinker. He joined Facebook as an engineer in 2005 and helped build the product that is now the site’s backbone — the “News Feed….”