The TCB 100 - 2016

Tom Hoch

Few have done more to ensure that downtown Minneapolis remains a compelling cultural mecca than Tom Hoch has. As the new chair of the Minneapolis Downtown Council and Downtown Improvement…

Randall Hogan

After Hogan became Pentair's CEO in 2001, he helped chart a major tranformation, selling off its long-held tools business and building a global water-solutions company. His efforts culminated in 2012…

Shelly Ibach

With Shelly Ibach leading Select Comfort, investors probably won’t be losing any sleep. In September, the Plymouth-based company purchased BAM Labs, the developer of Sleep IQ, a system that Select…

Dean Johnson

Dean Johnson has served as majority and minority leader of the Minnesota Senate and as a brigadier general in the U.S. Army National Guard, and is a longtime Lutheran pastor…

Barb Johnson

Barb Johnson isn’t worried about being popular. The Fourth Ward rep and president of the Minneapolis City Council is perhaps the last of its old-school DFLers, holding a seat that…

Eric Kaler

Eric Kaler has broken new ground in working with corporate partners to land funding for the U of M, such as September’s announcement that Land O’Lakes Inc. would donate $25…

Mynul Khan

Barely in his 30s, Khan is the wunderkind behind Field Nation, a networking website that connects employers with individual contractors around the world.Field Nation filled a growing need as a…

Jeff Kiesel

There are new owners at Restaurant Technologies Inc., but CEO Jeff Kiesel remains at the helm after guiding the cooking-oil system maker through solid growth under the previous owner, EQT…

Nate Kranz

To assume Nate Kranz’s involvement in the Minnesota music scene is exclusive to First Avenue isn’t just a misconception, it’s an understatement. This year, he and his First Ave. crew…

Chuck Kummeth

Chuck Kummeth spent more than two decades working for Maplewood-based 3M Corp., serving as vice president of the company’s medical division from 2006 to 2008. In 2013 he took the…

Greg Kurowski

Perhaps it’s only fitting that the last act of Greg Kurowski’s legendary 16-year career as the president and CEO of Periscope was naming his own replacement (Elizabeth Ross, previously global…

Doug Loon

With the perfect surname for a Minnesota leader (though he’s actually a native South Dakotan), Doug Loon was named the Minnesota Chamber’s president in September, succeeding the late David Olson,…

Mark McNitt

As a longtime technology development manager for defense contractor BAE Systems and later as a senior program manager with RTI Remmele Engineering, Mark McNitt gained deep experience in R&D. Now…

Lori Melbostad

Daughter of founder Bob Menne, Lori Melbostad is giving the firm’s pontoon business a hip makeover. Under her guidance, Wyoming-based, family-owned Premier Marine continues to introduce innovations, including self-retracting ladders,…

Pete Mihajlov

Though his longtime partner Phil Roberts is far better known among foodies and the restaurant-going public, Pete Mihajlov is the partner best known in the local restaurant industry. Legendary for…

Joe Nayquonabe

Joe Nayquonabe’s job is to think outside the casino. As the head of Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures, he’s looking for investments for the Mille Lacs Band. In addition to Grand…

Marilyn Carlson Nelson

At 76, Marilyn Carlson Nelson, one of Minnesota’s most influential business owners, is co-teaching a course on corporate responsibility at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management. Recipient of…

Russ Nelson

Commercial real estate broker Russ Nelson is a downtown Minneapolis fixture. Who represented the Star Tribune in its land sale and big move to Capella Tower? Nelson. Who represented Xcel…

Ravi Norman

Minnesota certainly is not a black-owned business hotbed: It has only one of the nation’s top 100 such businesses as ranked by revenue. So it’s probably understandable that CEO Ravi…

John Noseworthy

Mayo Clinic CEO John Noseworthy says the giant health care provider has made it through the troubled waters of health care reform in good shape and is now “ready to…