Kenny Nelson

He built successful food companies in three highly competitive fields, all from good old Perham.

Sharon Hoffman Avent

Even in a digital age, she has kept her family’s office-products company relevant and stable.

John Gabbert

The Room & Board founder turned his love for stylish, affordable design into a modern-furnishings powerhouse.

James Cracchiolo

He directed numerous turnarounds within American Express—then led one of the largest and most successful spinoffs in U.S. history with Ameriprise Financial.

Andrew Duff

This collegial CEO configured century-old Piper Jaffray Cos. to prosper during tumultuous times in the financial services industry.