The TCB 100 - 2018

Mike Ryan

Next year will mark 80 years in business for Minneapolis-based Ryan Cos., which ranks among the largest development and construction firms in Minnesota. But it remains, at heart, a family…

Jonathan Sage-Martinson

Two major developments in St. Paul are just a few of the challenges facing Jonathan Sage-Martinson. Charged with leading smart planning and economic growth, the Highland Park and Midway neighborhoods…

Kian Salehi

These days there are no shortage of companies (including Amazon and Uber) that want to deliver food from your favorite restaurant to your door. But when Minneapolis-based Bite Squad launched…

Brandon Sawalich

It was a long road to Starkey’s No. 2 spot for Brandon Sawalich. As a lifer at the Eden Prairie-based hearing aid manufacturer—he joined in 1994 at just 19—Sawalich has…

Abir Sen

More than a decade ago, Abir Sen was diagnosed with a rare bacterial infection. After a year and a half of illness and numerous medical appointments, he says he felt…

David Burley and Stephanie Shimp

It’s hard to understate how difficult it is to do what Burley and Shimp do—concept restaurants more for customers than critics, while moving from success to success with nary a…

Ari Silkey

In June 2016, e-commerce giant Amazon.com announced plans for a “technology development center” in downtown Minneapolis. The office is led by Ari Silkey, who keeps a low media profile but…

Jennifer Smith

Jennifer Smith has grown Innovative Office Solutions into one of the largest independent office supply companies in the nation since she co-founded it in 2001, growing it to more than…

Sarah Spiegel

It was a quick trip to the top for Sarah Spiegel. After less than a year as chief operating officer and president of U.S. retail for Caribou Coffee and Einstein…

John Sturgess

After more than two decades in the “human hotel” business,” former Carlson Hotels Worldwide executive John Sturgess shifted his focus to a new clientele: dogs. Now with four Adogo pet…

Mark Stutrud

Mark Stutrud still has the 1983 letter from the Brewers’ Association of America advising him that starting a microbrewery in the Twin Cities would be a long and hard road.…

Lori Swanson

Serving as the state’s attorney general might seem like a thankless job, but Lori Swanson does not back down from a fight. As a watchdog and advocate for Minnesota consumers,…

Patrick Talty

If not for Patrick Talty, the Vikings’ $1.1 billion stadium would largely sit empty when the football club is not in residence. Since his early 2015 hire, Talty has worked…

Alene Tchourumoff

As just the second full-time chair of the Met Council, Alene Tchourumoff has a lot on her hands. She took over in June after Adam Duininck stepped down to move…

John Tedesco

When Leadpages founder Clay Collins stepped down as chief executive earlier this year, he cited the need for a leader who could scale the company. “It’s time to have the…

Tom Thibodeau

Tom Thibodeau (“Thibs”) is the chief decider (after Glen Taylor) for the region’s long-suffering NBA franchise. His first year on the job produced rather disappointing results, prompting questions about his…

Federico Tripodi

In 2017, the New Brighton-based ag company Calyxt accomplished something few Minnesota companies have done in recent years: It went public. Shortly after a successful $64 million raise from its…

Arthur Valdez

Considering Target’s retailing prowess, its deep and intractable supply-chain problems strike many observers as a puzzlement. Those problems took down its ambitious Canadian expansion and continue to bedevil the company,…