Jim Goodnight, SAS Institute

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What: CEO

Where: SAS Institute, Cary, N.C.

Why: With customers at more than 45,000 sites, SAS is one of the largest privately owned business intelligence software vendors. And Goodnight has led the company since its incorporation in 1976. This year, Gartner positioned SAS in the "leaders" quadrant in both its "Magic Quadrant for CRM Multichannel Campaign Management" and "Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence Platforms" reports. Meanwhile, hundreds of SAS customers are using the company's SaaS offering, SAS Solutions OnDemand, a business that's growing 15% a year, according to SAS executives.
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