Here Are the Most Indispensable Executives in Marketing, Media and Tech

Chief strategy officer, Snapchat
Estimated 2016 revenue: $367 million

At the Cannes ad festival last summer, Snapchat chief strategy officer Imran Khan could be spotted moseying down the Croisette by himself, seemingly just another ad-sales guy in jeans and a tucked-in collared shirt. Meanwhile, lesser industry notables ran around with entourages rivaling some rap stars. Never mind that Khan shepherds the hottest digital platform around. Choosing simplicity over pizzazz is part of what Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel admires about his executive sidekick, who, eMarketer predicts, will turn the mobile app into a $1 billion business next year.

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No. 1: Imran Khan
No. 2: Linda Yaccarino
No. 3: Linda Boff
No. 4: Sridhar Ramaswamy
No. 5: Brad Jakeman
No. 6: Ted Sarandos
No. 7: Jo Ann Ross
No. 8: Dawn Hudson
No. 9: Geri Wang
No. 10: Donna Speciale
No. 11: Eric Schrier, Nick Grad
No. 12: Marni Walden
No. 13: Carolyn Everson
No. 14: Kristin Lemkau
No. 15: James Quarles
No. 16: Lou Paskalis
No. 17: Karin Timpone
No. 18: Pamela El
No. 19: Jen Wong
No. 20: Kip Fulks
No. 21: Lucas Herscovici
No. 22: Jessica Rodriguez, Keith Turner
No. 23: Kathleen Brookbanks
No. 24: Kern Schireson, Ross Martin
No. 25: Joe Lewis
No. 26: Nicolle Pangis
No. 27: Greg Hoffman
No. 28: Keith Grossman
No. 29: Peter Naylor
No. 30: Eric Brown
No. 31: Eric Springer
No. 32: Dao Nguyen
No. 33: Katie Klumper
No. 34: Danielle Lee
No. 35: Joanna Coles
No. 36: Allison Gollust
No. 37: Joel Stillerman
No. 38: Winston Binch
No. 39: Chris McCarthy
No. 40: Katy Loria
No. 41: Paul Guyardo
No. 42: Ellen Stone
No. 43: Steven Wolfe Pereira
No. 44: Jennifer Saenz
No. 45: John Burbank
No. 46: Jean-Philippe Maheu
No. 47: Emil Michael
No. 48: Troy Young
No. 49: Chris Morgan
No. 50: Marianne Malina