Nominations for "Who’s who in b-to-b" were made by our readers as well as our staff of reporters and editors. While it was difficult to whittle down the list to just 100, the result was impressive: a list combining the names you’d expect and others you wouldn’t--including those working behind the scenes. From this list, we’ve also selected one individual of special interest to profile in each of 10 categories: corporate thought leaders, e-commerce/infrastructure, direct and database, marketing services, e-marketplaces, business media, advertising agencies, finance/venture capital, analysts and government/associations. These categories reflect the forces making an impact on the b-to-b space today, and they’ll also make it easier for you to navigate our who’s who.
The special interest list of profiles are:
Corporate Thought Leaders: Grady Means, Global leader, Strategy Consulting Group, PricewaterhouseCoopers L.L.P.
E-Marketplaces: Judith Sprieser, CEO, Transora
Direct and Database: John Foresi, President-CEO, Delano Technologies Corp.
E-Commerce/Infrastructure: Phillip Merrick, Founder, president-CEO, webMethods Inc
Marketing Services: Rick Segal, chairman-CEO, HSR Business to Business Inc.
Business Media: John Wickersham, President, VNU USA
Advertising Agencies: Carla Hendra, President, OgilvyOne North America
Finance/Venture Capital: John Mumford, Founding Partner, Crosspoint Venture Partners
Analysts/Academia: Peter Appert, Managing director, Deutsche Banc Alex, Brown
Associations/Government: Susan DeSanti, Director of policy planning, Antitrust/Competition Bureau, Federal Trade Commission