A: Right off the bat, I think of Deirdre Hanford, Synopsys’ CSO, and my own boss, Rick Runkel, Synopsys’ general counsel. Deirdre commands respect the moment she walks in the door and continues to impress from then on. Of course, she is brave, confident, and always prepared, but I admire how she does not sweat the small stuff, how she effectively delegates, and how she recognizes and appreciates everyone she works with. As for Rick, he has created an environment in which everyone wants to move mountains for him. This is because he is decisive, honest, fearless, a great communicator, humble and, most of all, caring. He cares deeply about each and every person who works in his department.