The TCB 100 - 2014

Khadija Ali and Siyad Abdullahi

A husband-and-wife team, Abdullahi and Ali both won the 2013 International Immigrant Achievement Award, and the two have made their mark in the Twin Cities by removing cultural and linguistic…

Stuart Ackerberg

The Ackerberg Group is the largest commercial property landlord in the Uptown area of South Minneapolis. CEO Ackerberg knows the market better than anyone. He saw an opening to add…

Mark Addicks

Want to keep your top marketer extra-busy? Bring out 200 new products. That's what General Mills plans to do in its 2014 fiscal year, now underway. In his current position…

Bahram Akradi

Akradi clearly knows the formula for running successful health clubs, goriwing his Lifetime fitness to a $1.2 billion business with more than 100 locations. Lately he's been putting his pedal…

Steve Anderson

One of the newest entries in the Minnesota medical device field is Preceptis, whose introducer concept promises to make ear-tube insertion, one of the most common pediatric surgical procedures in…

Omar Ansari

In 2005, Ansari assumed the Brooklyn Center facility that housed his parents' abrasives manufacturing business, launched Surly Brewing Co., and opened the tap on a burgeoning craft beer revolution. Surly's…

Joe Anthony

Lawyers and golf--they just sort of go together, particularly for Joe Anthony. In 2008, he became the general counsel for the United States Golf Association, all while maintaining his business…

Aric Bandy

"I fundementally believe that technology can be transformative if you focus on the strategic objectives of the client's business." This perspective has led Bandy to build a cloud-computing technologies business…

Lawford Baxter

Baxter's interest in agriculture fuled his move from Kamaica to the United States, where he eventually settled in Minnesota and founded Cut Fruit Express in 1988. The fresh fruit and…

Brent Blackey

The privately held Bloomington-based Holiday Companies has never courted media attention. But the gas station and convenience store operator ranks as the fourth-largest private company in Minnesota, with estimated revenue…

David A. Brown`

Nervous that the rollercoaster of the equity markets might reach the end of its steady uphill climb and go into freefall, David Brown, a partner and securities analyst at Sit…

Bill Burgess

Miami, Florida-based Lennar is one of the nation's largest homebuilders and a dominant player in the Minnesota market. Burgess is the local leader for Lennar, which has ranked as the…

Scott Burns

The Oct. 1 rollout for Healthcare.gov, the Affordable Care Act's online insurance marketplace, went less than smoothly. But it did shine in one regard, thanks in large part to GovDelivery,…

James Campbell

James Campbell spent his career inspired by a philosophy of lending time and talent, and it's something he continues since retiring from Wells Fargo a decade ago. One of his…

Peter Carter

There's perhaps no attorney in town more aptly defined by his work as a securities litigator as he definitely gives his clients a sense of security. Carter serves as the…

Lynn Casey

In August, Minneapolis PR powerhouse Padilla Speer Beardsley nearly doubled in size when it acquired Virginia-based CRT/Tanaka. It brought together two of the country's most respected PR shops, creating a…

Steve Casey

In the volatile, endlessly subjective, deadline-filled world of advertising, Steve Casey of Martin Williams remains unflappably calm in the face of it all. Two of Casey's ongoing pro bono clients…

Akhtar Chaudhri

Akhtar Chaudhri is adept at providing information technology consulting and services, and he knows when to apply those skills to new markets. He was ahead of the curve when he…

Rick Collins

Commercial real estate vetran Collins has established a reputation for tackling some of the biggest--and trickiest--development deals in town. Collins was a key player in overhauling the long-vacant Sears site…

Scott Crump

Schott Crump at his heart is a tinkerer. He came up with the prototype for fused-deposition modeling in 1989 as he was designing a "froggie" for his 2-year-old daughter. That…