The TCB 100 - 2018

Alan McLenaghan

Since becoming CEO in 2013, Alan McLenaghan has continued to build on the growth pace set by SageGlass founder John Van Dine. To date, SageGlass has installed its electrochromic (electronically…

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,…

Chuck Runyon and Dave Mortensen

Chuck Runyon and Dave Mortensen moved the headquarters of Self Esteem, the parent of Anytime Fitness and Waxing the City, from Hastings to Woodbury in 2016 to better position the…

Gene Munster

Projecting Apple’s explosive success years before the iPhone and predicting its move into the living room with the AppleTV six years before its announcement made Gene Munster a legendary figure…

Tim Murnane

Like many developers, the former Opus Corp. was stung by the Great Recession. Opus veteran Tim Murnane took the helm of the company in 2010 and rolled up his sleeves.…

Lou Nanne

Lou Nanne is the consummate insider in the sports, business and media worlds, which is why he’s chairing the University of Minnesota’s $200 million fundraising campaign to upgrade its athletic…
Mark Nerenhausen

Mark Nerenhausen

2021, Rooted: The Hennepin Theatre Trust venues are an anchor of downtown Minneapolis, brightening hundreds of nights each year and helping to keep downtown vibrant. Attendance-based venues were knocked on…

Dale Nitschke

Dale Nitschke knows the digital world; he spent eight years as president of Target.com. He founded Ovative/group during the Great Recession in 2009 because he saw a hole in the…

Tim Niver

One of the best-liked people in the often snarky local restaurant community, Tim Niver operates two vastly different restaurants: cozy neighborhood Italian eatery Mucci’s and downtown St. Paul’s sleek Saint…

Dan Oberpriller

To say Daniel Oberpriller is busy would be an understatement. He co-founded (2005) and co-owned Minneapolis-based CPM Companies, which emerged in recent years as one of the busiest apartment developers…

Dan Oskey

Dan Oskey knows how to make a good cocktail. From bitters and tonics to spirits and liqueurs, Oskey has made them all. During his time bartending at the late, great…

Anudeep Parhar

Anudeep Parhar was brought on as Entrust Datacard’s CIO in 2016 to lead the company’s expansion to the cloud, as well as lead global IT and customer operations teams. This…

Dean Phillips

From his time as an executive at his family’s Phillips Distilling empire, where he modernized and upscaled the product line, to his time as chairman of Talenti Gelato (sold to…

Derick Prelle

Derick Prelle was appointed CEO of Mills Fleet Farm in June by KKR & Co., the private equity firm that purchased the retailer last year. Prelle is leading efforts to…

Kit Richardson

Minneapolis’ North Loop was once a no-man’s land of parking lots and aging warehouses. Kit Richardson saw the future of the neighborhood, now bustling with residents, restaurants and creative companies.…

Kari Rihm

Kari Rihm is a pioneer in the truest sense of word: Her company, doing business as Rihm Kenworth, is the only fully woman-owned Kenworth truck dealership in the U.S., making…

Elizabeth Ross

Back in the 1980s, Minneapolis built a reputation for world-class advertising agencies; today none of those firms are still locally owned. Minneapolis-based Periscope, however, now ranks among the five largest…

Hector Ruiz

Not all of our Twin Cities chef/restaurant owners are publicity hungry, tweeting and Instagramming to the world. Take Hector Ruiz, whose creative energy and culinary talent are the quiet force…