The TCB 100 - 2018

Daniel Adler

As the Twins continue to evolve under the leadership of chief baseball officer Derek Falvey, one of the biggest changes in the organization’s emphasis is in its use of data.…

Pascha Apter

This summer, Duluth marketing firm Giant Voices moved from cramped offices on Canal Park to a stylish, high-profile storefront on Superior Street. It’s another sign that the city’s marketing industry…

Medaria Arradondo

Medaria Arradondo took the reins of the Minneapolis Police Department following the ouster of Janeé Harteau following the disastrous fatal shooting of Justine Damond in the Fulton neighborhood by a…

Melodie Bahan

While the state agency responsible for drawing television, film and commercial shoots has had some success in the past, most recently with the Woody Harrelson vehicle Wilson, 2017 wasn’t as…

Corie Barry

2021, Alumni: What a first year. After closing stores and furloughing 51,000 employees, a quick pivot to curbside pickup, e-commerce, and an ongoing “shop your way” strategy produced strong results,…

Maureen Bausch

Maureen Bausch will be at center stage in 2017 as she leads the effort to get the Twin Cities ready to host Super Bowl LII on February 4, 2018. Her…
Lisa Bender

Lisa Bender

2021, Rooted: In a weak mayor system like Minneapolis’s, the city council president is powerful. Lisa Bender has been a lightning rod for aggressive advocacy of bike lanes, increased residential…

Christian Benson

Benson bought and revived a moribund Duluth-based outdoor gear manufacturer; Frost River is now one of the Zenith City’s many flourishing cut-and-sew businesses. In the past few years, Benson has…

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.…

Jude Bricker

2021, Alumni: Following record operating results in 2019, the world expected more growth and an IPO from Sun Country. Instead, Covid-19 brought the industry to its knees. But between Jude…

Matt Briggs

In 2014, Matt Briggs launched RentTrack, an online payment platform to help renters build credit through rent payments. Since then, new users’ credit scores increased by an average of 29…

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…

Mahamed Cali

Mahamed Cali is the energetic and enterprising leader of the first Somali-American licensed radio station in the U.S. Broadcasting a mix of Somali-language news, Somali music and community information, the…

Andy Cecere

Andy Cecere leads the parent company of U.S. Bank, the fifth-largest commercial bank in the United States. High-profile CEO Richard Davis passed a very weighty baton to him on April…

Jon Cherry

Toronto-based PolyMet’s reason for being is nonferrous mining in the Duluth Complex—a geological region near the Iron Range reportedly loaded with platinum, copper and other precious metals. At press time,…

Tom Clarke

Clarke is a curious, intriguing new player on the Iron Range. In the past year, this billionaire from Virginia (the state)—who made his money in health care, nursing homes and…

Cathy Connett

An engineer with a Harvard MBA, Cathy Connett is a force in the Twin Cities, supporting and advising businesses. She heads the Sofia Fund, which provides investment capital for women-led…

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,…

Gary Cunningham

Gary Cunningham was tapped to lead MEDA in 2014. He brings deep experience in foundation work and public service to MEDA, which consults with and helps secure financing for minority-owned…

Kurt Daudt

Kurt Daudt’s rise to the upper echelons of Minnesota politics is nothing short of meteoric. First elected to the state House of Representatives in 2010, he was an architect of…