Titans

Beth Wozniak

Beth Wozniak

The $2.1 billion electrical company with a headcount of 9,000 won’t celebrate its one-year anniversary until the end of April, but in its first year, nVent Electric has so far
Rob and Ryan Weber

Rob and Ryan Weber

Brothers Ryan and Rob Weber have been the kings of St. Cloud’s tech scene ever since launching their screensaver business 18 years ago while at St. Cloud State. Having sold
Charlie Weaver

Charlie Weaver

For the first time in eight years, Charlie Weaver will be working with a new governor on policy issues that are important to Minnesota’s largest employers. The 2019 legislative session
Mark Tritton

Mark Tritton

He’s the man behind the nearly two dozen new brands that have bolstered Target sales and shifted the retailer’s focus from limited-edition, celebrity-driven partnerships to sustainable owned labels. Mark Tritton
Andy Slavitt

Andy Slavitt

Andy Slavitt’s presence helps to shine a national spotlight on Minnesota, and not only because he tweets about local politics and companies. Since returning from Washington, where he served as
Derek Sharrer

Derek Sharrer

For the last 14 years, Derek Sharrer has been providing the day-to-day leadership for the St. Paul Saints, a remarkable period during which they have consistently emerged as the most
David Reiling

David Reiling

Longtime Sunrise Banks CEO David Reiling has plenty of bona fides as a socially conscious entrepreneur: Under his direction, for example, Sunrise became the first Minnesota bank certified as a
Mike Opat

Mike Opat

Political reporters watch the state Capitol and city halls, but they usually don’t pay as much attention to the seven-member Hennepin County Board of Commissioners and Hennepin County’s $1.7 billion
Laurie Nordquist

Laurie Nordquist

Laurie Nordquist, a Twin Cities resident, was promoted in August to serve as Upper Midwest regional president of Wells Fargo. A 28-year veteran of the company, Nordquist oversees bank operations
Victoria Holt

Victoria Holt

Victoria Holt made headlines years back with her claim that Protolabs, a manufacturing company specializing in quick-turnaround prototypes, would one day become a $1 billion business. At the end of
Michael Gorman

Michael Gorman

The Twin Cities is not Silicon Valley; the venture capital community here is comparatively small. Eden Prairie-based Split Rock Partners is the largest of the pack, with more than $1
Dayna Frank

Dayna Frank

No local company holds greater sway over the Twin Cities live entertainment scene than First Avenue. But it wasn’t always that way. About 15 years ago, Dayna Frank’s father, Byron,
Stanley S. Hubbard

Stanley S. Hubbard

Satellite broadcasting pioneer and DirecTV co-founder Hubbard remains, at 81, a guiding force in what is now the last locally owned Twin Cities TV/radio conglomerate (son Rob runs the Hubbard
Pat Fallon

Pat Fallon

Fallon and his ad agency put Minneapolis on the international advertising map. It was the hottest shop in town as the 20th century closed, and though it has lost some
Mark Davis

Mark Davis

Building a business empire on cheese may not be architecturally sound, but it proved to be a solid foundation for Mark Davis and Davisco Foods International. The $1 billion dairy-processing
Mary Brainerd

Mary Brainerd

Mary Brainerd first joined Bloomington-based HealthPartners in 1992 and was tapped as CEO of the large nonprofit in 2002. Under her leadership, HealthPartners has grown steadily, its revenue roughly doubling
M.A. “Mort” Mortenson Jr.

M.A. “Mort” Mortenson Jr.

The Mortenson name casts a long shadow in the Twin Cities business community. In 1960 “Mort” Mortenson Jr. joined the company founded by his father in 1954, and became president
Marilyn Carlson

Marilyn Carlson

What is Carlson, whom Forbes magazine named one of the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women, doing for an encore after handing control of her $37 billion company to her daughter,
Glen Taylor

Glen Taylor

The newspaper business is in transition. Fortunately, Glen Taylor knows a thing or two about reinvention. The civic-minded Taylor, who’s evolved from farm boy to printing tycoon to state senator
Douglas Baker Jr.

Douglas Baker Jr.

Doug Baker is rewarding Ecolab shareholders with higher-than-expected earnings for 2014, thanks mainly to last year’s strategic acquisition of Champion Technologies, which is tapping the booming energy market. He is