Senior VP-consumer channels and central marketing group Where:
Microsoft Corp., Redmond, Wash. Why:
Capossela, who has been at Microsoft for 20 years, assumed the top marketing position at the software giant last year. He is responsible for leading Microsoft’s corporate marketing as well as its consumer channels group, which brings together the company’s retail, mobile and distribution groups. Prior to his current role, Capossela was senior VP-marketing for Microsoft’s Office division, where he led the debut of Office 2007, Office 2010 and Microsoft server products.