No.2, Acadia chief Michael Capellas A blast from the past. Mike Capellas, former president of HP after his company Compaq was acquired, is a surprising long-shot but a compelling potential candidate. Capellas currently runs Acadia, the cloud computing partnership/joint venture between Cisco ( CSCO) and EMC ( EMC). "Capellas is very operations focused, and he knows the landscape well," says Alpha One Capital Partners' Dan Niles. Strengths: Knows the cloud, has a strong track record at Compaq and HP. Weaknesses: Man of the moment, too many moments ago.