Surf's UpSteve Hamm
Pat Sueltz has made a study of the tech industry--from the inside. First she spent 20 years at IBM, where she guided CEO Louis Gerstner to the Internet and then headed up the company's Java push. Then she did more Java at Sun Microsystems. Then she lived several years in one as a co-president at Salesforce.com--during its crazy IPO year. Now she has finally reached the goal she has long aimed for: being a CEO. She's heading up SurfControl, a Web security software outfit with a newly established headquarters in Scotts Valley, Calif., near Santa Cruz, the real Surf City. The company was started in the UK in 1997, so you could say it took 8 years to find the beach.
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