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Jodi Hubler

Jodi Hubler

When it came time for health insurance startup Bind Benefits Inc. to begin offering a fully insured health plan, the company looked to health care veteran Jodi Hubler. The company,
Julie Gilbert

Julie Gilbert

Julie Gilbert left Best Buy as a senior vice president of enterprise growth more than a decade ago, but her name is still heralded for her enduring impact, including the
Kent Roers

Kent Roers

Kent Roers was working in corporate America but getting tired of it. He says he was laid off three times in three years during the Great Recession. Founded with his
Tim Mulhere

Tim Mulhere

Not many people know Ecolab’s business as well as Tim Mulhere. Over 20 years with the company, he has held leadership roles in all its business lines. The institutional group
TD Dixon

TD Dixon

When a company needs to grow fast, TD Dixon is the man they call. So when Lakeville-based Post Consumer Brands (Fruity Pebbles, Honey Bunches of Oats, Grape-Nuts) experienced a few
Gaye Adams Massey

Gaye Adams Massey

Five years into her tenure as the St. Paul YWCA’s CEO, Harvard-educated Gaye Adams Massey has emerged as a forceful voice for racial equity and social justice, with a focus
David Wellington

David Wellington

David Wellington’s father, Steve, started St. Paul-based Wellington Management in 1985. David joined in 2014. Now he’s all in on the development business. The company has a local property portfolio
Ty Menzies

Ty Menzies

Ty Menzies knew he was taking on a tough job when he stepped into the top spot of Chanhassen-based Lift Brands a few months into the coronavirus pandemic. But his
Michael Ballweber

Michael Ballweber

Manufacturing giant Doosan Bobcat is committed to growing its presence in Minnesota, and Michael Ballweber is leading the way. He joined the company back in 1998 and was named president
Mike McMahan

Mike McMahan

Mike McMahan is the businessperson’s health care pro. A 25-year veteran of the health care industry, he started out on the front lines as an exercise physiologist before taking top
Renay Dossman

Renay Dossman

When Target made its elevated commitment to the Neighborhood Development Center and established a new partnership with Midtown Global Market (which NDC co-owns) for home delivery via Shipt, it’s likely
Sarah Fossen

Sarah Fossen

Art installations, local food vendors, a drive-through haunted house, and a store and workshop dedicated to Midwestern makers: Rosedale Center has gone to great lengths to distinguish itself from other
Rita Katona

Rita Katona

Rita Katona sells immunity, energy, and detoxing in the form of 2-ounce plant-based, probiotic juice shots, but she views her platform in broader terms: “making a positive impact on our
Sarah Harris

Sarah Harris

Taking on a new role at Aeon right before the pandemic struck has highlighted Sarah Harris’ personal mission to make Minneapolis a better place for children. (Prior to Aeon, she
Rod Johansen

Rod Johansen

Coon Rapids-based HOM Furniture started in 1973 as a wholesale and retail gift import business. Today HOM is a big regional player as a full-service furniture retailer with 17 stores
Warren McLean

Warren McLean

Warren McLean has deep experience working with minority entrepreneurs and economically challenged neighborhoods. He led the Metropolitan Economic Development Association (MEDA) for nearly 10 years, and before that he worked
Alfredo Martel

Alfredo Martel

Alfredo Martel’s resume includes corporate gigs at Famous Dave’s and Caribou Coffee. He was tapped a year ago to lead the nonprofit Minneapolis-based MEDA with a pledge to bring a
Jeremy Segal

Jeremy Segal

2021, Builder: As the pandemic has changed how customers shop, Jeremy Segal’s St. Paul-based e-commerce retailer has been reaping the benefits with record sales, up 50 percent from 2019. To
Julie Sullivan

Julie Sullivan

2021, Builder: After marking her seven-year anniversary as president, Julie Sullivan is driving a major growth trajectory. Minnesota’s largest private university is on a path to leap from Division III
Eric J. Jolly

Eric J. Jolly

2021, Builder: When the pandemic unfolded in Minnesota, the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation was one of the first grantmakers out of the gate to announce special funding for affected