Vincent C. Smith, chairman and CEO of Quest Software, may figuratively be the archetypal athlete of the business game ­ currently playing on the Quest team. His individual skills have been recognized in numerous ways including listings in Forbes' 100 Highest Rollers (2000), 400 Richest Americans (2001, 2000), America's Most Powerful People, 800 Best Paid CEOs (2000), Richest Under 40 (2001) and World's Richest People (2001). Smith's past and current accomplishments are testament to his other desirable athletic characteristics of drive, stamina, team spirit and internal motivation, healthily balanced by the ability to be externally motivated. Additionally, he has the nickname Vinny. In the meritocracy that is Quest, all employees play with the same enthusiasm, and Vinny loves the game.

The team stats are as follows: Quest Software, the leader in application management, provides solutions that maximize the availability of critical custom and packaged business applications while providing immediate return on investment. Notes Smith, "Every company has a number of applications that run the business, and Quest software and its products drive performance, increase availability and lower the cost of managing systems."

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