Overachievers

James Dayton

James Dayton

James Dayton started his career working in the office of Frank Gehry, the Los Angeles-based “starchitect,” before founding his own Minneapolis-based firm in 1997. Dayton has done a wide range
Kweilin Ellingrud

Kweilin Ellingrud

Kweilin Ellingrud, leader of McKinsey’s Minneapolis office, is known around the country and the world as the business consulting firm’s preeminent voice and researcher on gender equality. Indeed, her work
Jennifer Smith

Jennifer Smith

Jennifer Smith has grown Innovative Office Solutions into one of the largest independent office supply companies in the nation since she co-founded it in 2001, growing it to more than

Scott Ward

Scott Ward spent nearly three decades working for med-tech giant Medtronic, holding several senior leadership positions. Since 2013, he’s been a managing director with Bloomington-based SightLine Partners, a venture capital
Jeff Bolton

Jeff Bolton

Jeff Bolton wears two very big hats in Rochester: that of the Mayo Clinic's chief administrative officer, and president of the Destination Medical Center board in charge of economic development.
Jimmy Butler

Jimmy Butler

NBA fans and analysts across the board were astonished this summer when the Timberwolves upstaged the league’s draft day, trading away two of its lesser guards for Jimmy Butler, arguably
Hector Ruiz

Hector Ruiz

Not all of our Twin Cities chef/restaurant owners are publicity hungry, tweeting and Instagramming to the world. Take Hector Ruiz, whose creative energy and culinary talent are the quiet force
Erik Forsberg

Erik Forsberg

2022, Overachievers: Maybe it was pandemic foresight that pushed restaurateur Erik Forsberg to grow outside the restaurant industry. His Erik the Red, Devil’s Advocate, and Dan Kelly’s Pub were all