Executive Dream Team: The startup edition

It takes something special to run young companies, and these players have it. They may not be corporate, but they're all major-league talents.

Hugh Martin, Chief Executive Officer
Hugh Martin, Chief Executive Officer
CEO, Pacific Biosciences

Martin, 57, has management chops, and he's successfully taken two companies -- in different industries -- public. He steered telecom-gear maker ONI Systems' IPO in 2000 and Pacific Biosciences' public offering in 2010. And he was a founder of ONI, so he understands the entrepreneurial mentality.

This article is from the September 5, 2011 issue of Fortune.
By Daniel Roberts - Last updated August 22 2011: 5:32 AM ET
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