The TCB 100 - 2015

Ken Abdo

Minneapolis doesn’t have quite the entertainment cachet of New York or L.A., but Abdo has been able to make a good living here as an entertainment attorney. A rock musician…

Bahram Akrad

Bahram Akradi revolutionized the workout world with his concept of 100,000-square-foot Life Time Fitness centers that meshed with the suburban zeitgeist of “bigger is better,” opening 47 of them between…

Abou Amara

Abou Amara only completed his master of public policy degree a few years ago, but he has already served on advisory boards, advocacy groups and as a committee administrator for…

Rollie Anderson

There are many strong trucking companies in Minnesota. Anderson runs one of them, and has kept his St. Cloud-based family firm at the head of the pack by investing in…

Mick Anselmo

Regarded as one of the modern pioneers of country music radio, Anselmo’s adroit recovery from the dumpster fire that was Clear Channel (now iHeart Media) positioned him as CBS Radio’s…

Kristin Pardue and Brad von Bank

Kristin Pardue left corporate America to found Rêve Consulting, a business strategy consulting firm, in 2009. Brad von Bank joined a year later after leaving Target Corp. In 2012, the…

Mark Bozek

Bozek landed his new job amid controversy, after a bruising proxy battle waged by activist investors against the previous management of Eden Prairie-based ValueVision. The home shopping TV operation is…

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…

Dan Buettner

Dan Buettner works to transform the health of America. The Minnesota native coined the concept of “blue zones,” areas where residents live incredibly long lives. In 2009, he helped Albert…

Ryan Burnet

Scion of real estate and modern art collecting legend Ralph Burnet, Ryan Burnet has made an indelible stamp as one of a handful of people defining a new era of…

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,…

Reggie Clow

Lead by learning and leaning—it’s Reggie Clow’s m.o. “We practice lean every day,” says Clow. Living lean helped metal fabricator Clow overcome a 23 percent sales freefall in 2009 and…

Chris Coleman

Coleman has provided calm, quiet leadership for his hometown since 2006. It’s an appropriate style for St. Paul, and there’s nothing wrong with that. True, the city continues to face…

Brian Cornell

2021, Alumni: Brian Cornell remained calm and steady in the face of unprecedented challenges and supply chain shortages, while an agile response to constantly changing conditions drove soaring Q2 profits,…

Steve Cramer

Minneapolis pol turned public-minded inside player, Steve Cramer seems destined for a long run at the influential council, which may not run downtown, but certainly pays the freight. The downtown…

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…

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…

Richard Davis

Davis' tenure as president and CEO of U.S. Bancorp in 2013 was sedate compared with serving on two boards: for the Minnesota Orchestra, in the middle of a year-long lockout…

Mark Dayton

From birth, Mark Dayton was expected to carry on his family’s tradition of leadership. But the Blake School goalie chose government service over retailing as a career path. After inheriting…

Bob DeRodes

Target Corp. tapped veteran CIO DeRodes in the wake of the massive data breach that hit the Minneapolis-based retailer. DeRodes brings more than 40 years of experience in information technology,…