Charles Muirhead

Charles Muirhead

Founder and CEO
26, British-Australian

At 18, Muirhead arranged the management buyout of a musical-equipment rental business.

At 20, he dropped out of Londonís Imperial College to launch Orchestream (, which makes software to configure routers and switches without the need for an army of technical specialists.

Customers include telecom operators such as AT&T, Cable & Wireless and Global Crossing. Muirhead stepped down from Orchestreamís day-to-day management when the company went public on the London...

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