Overachievers

Christina Boyd

Christina Boyd

She’s regularly recognized as one of the top wealth advisors in the country by Forbes and Barron’s. But at her Wayzata office, Christina Boyd gets calls like this: “I hear
Jennifer Melin Miller

Jennifer Melin Miller

Lifelong theater enthusiast Jennifer Melin Miller first put her money where her heart was with an investment in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time in 2014. Soon
Mary Grove and Steve Grove

Mary Grove and Steve Grove

Mary, 2021, Alumni: In June, former Google exec and Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Seed Fund partner Mary Grove teamed up with investor Brett Brohl on Bread & Butter Ventures.
Lisa Clarke

Lisa Clarke

The Destination Medical Center plan for Rochester is big, bold, and ambitious. The $6 billion vision calls for growing the Mayo Clinic’s campus while also drawing other development such as
Justin Sutherland

Justin Sutherland

After reaching top-five finalist rank on Bravo’s Top Chef, Justin Sutherland came home to invest his fame and winnings in St. Paul. He bought a controlling interest in the group
Gene Munster

Gene Munster

Projecting Apple’s explosive success years before the iPhone and predicting its move into the living room with the AppleTV six years before its announcement made Gene Munster a legendary figure

Lori Swanson

Serving as the state’s attorney general might seem like a thankless job, but Lori Swanson does not back down from a fight. As a watchdog and advocate for Minnesota consumers,
David Frank

David Frank

When CPED director D. Craig Taylor announced plans to depart in late June, Mayor Betsy Hodges promptly nominated David Frank to step in as interim director. Frank has deep development
Patrick Talty

Patrick Talty

If not for Patrick Talty, the Vikings’ $1.1 billion stadium would largely sit empty when the football club is not in residence. Since his early 2015 hire, Talty has worked

Jonathan Sage-Martinson

Two major developments in St. Paul are just a few of the challenges facing Jonathan Sage-Martinson. Charged with leading smart planning and economic growth, the Highland Park and Midway neighborhoods
Nick Walton

Nick Walton

Nick Walton co-founded (2005) and co-owned Minneapolis-based CPM Companies, which became one of the region’s busiest developers of new apartments. Now Walton will lead Reuter Walton Development, a new division
Mary Dana Hinton

Mary Dana Hinton

Mary Dana Hinton, who is president of the College of St. Benedict, took on an extra role in July when she was elected board chair of the Minnesota Private College
John McCarthy

John McCarthy

Local commercial real estate pros have long recognized John McCarthy as one of the top office brokers in the Twin Cities. In April, McCarthy and Jim Damiani (named to this
Alene Tchourumoff

Alene Tchourumoff

As just the second full-time chair of the Met Council, Alene Tchourumoff has a lot on her hands. She took over in June after Adam Duininck stepped down to move
Dale Nitschke

Dale Nitschke

Dale Nitschke knows the digital world; he spent eight years as president of Target.com. He founded Ovative/group during the Great Recession in 2009 because he saw a hole in the
Tom Emmer

Tom Emmer

Rep. Tom Emmer, who lost a close race to Gov. Mark Dayton in 2010, is hitting his political stride in the U.S. House. A second-term congressman representing central Minnesota, Emmer

Nick Espinosa

Espinosa is one of several individuals to emerge from the Bernie Sanders movement locally to become prominent in city and state politics. His activist history dates back to helping to

Dan Oberpriller

To say Daniel Oberpriller is busy would be an understatement. He co-founded (2005) and co-owned Minneapolis-based CPM Companies, which emerged in recent years as one of the busiest apartment developers