The TCB 100 - 2019

Stuart Ackerberg

The Ackerberg Group is the largest commercial property landlord in the Uptown area of South Minneapolis. CEO Ackerberg knows the market better than anyone. He saw an opening to add…

Mark Addicks

Want to keep your top marketer extra-busy? Bring out 200 new products. That's what General Mills plans to do in its 2014 fiscal year, now underway. In his current position…

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.…

Leensa Ahmed

At 17 years old, Leensa Ahmed leads a youth-run bakery in North Minneapolis. Ahmed, along with a group of teens, founded Green Garden Bakery in 2014. Vegetables grown in the…

Alan Arthur

Alan Arthur is one of the busiest developers in town. But Aeon, the nonprofit he leads, isn’t building fancy luxury apartments: It develops, owns, and manages affordable rental units—a market…

Jerry Baack

Most entrepreneurs looking to start a business probably wouldn’t open a new bank. Baack was the principal founder of Bloomington-based Bridgewater Bancshares in 2005, with a plan to focus on…

Kim Bartmann

Kim Bartmann’s universe is in transition. So what else is new? She recently tapped former Famous Dave’s CEO Christopher O’Donnell as an investor to help grow her business and improve…

Todd Berg

In conjunction with its $65 million round of fundraising at the start of 2018—the largest by any startup in Minnesota this year—Metavention ushered in someone new to lead the charge.…

Nick Beste

Nick Beste launched Mighty Spark Food Co. in 2010 at the Minneapolis Farmers’ Market. Four years later, his craft meat products hit store shelves, and today Mighty Spark’s fresh meats…

Jessie Houlihan Bingen

Women-run construction businesses are a rarity, especially when that leader is young, as is the case of Stahl Construction’s Jessie Houlihan Bingen, age 31. The company named her president in…

Chris and Danielle Bjorling

Danielle Bjorling is a pastry chef and baker. Her husband, Chris, has an accounting background. They plowed some profits from managing rental properties into Danielle’s dream, a cake-driven restaurant on…

Tawanna Black

2021, Alumni: Tawanna Black’s background in both corporate jobs and philanthropy helps anchor the mission of the St. Paul-based nonprofit. It has a data-driven approach to advocating for expanding business…

Andy Bloom

When Entercom purchased CBS Radio’s stations around the country last year, the fate of its Twin Cities troika of signals (WCCO Radio, BUZ’N Country, Jack FM) was unclear. Some observers…

Brian Bos

After working in Minnesota media companies for nearly a decade, Brian Bos struck out on his own in 2013, launching the Media Manager, a Rochester-based advertising firm specializing in direct…

Michelle Miller Burns

Michelle Miller Burns was hired to lead the Minnesota Orchestra as it is earning applause on a global stage. Miller Burns, who came to Minnesota after serving as COO of…

Scott Burns

St. Paul is becoming an unexpected incubator for new technology companies, and Scott Burns is among those leading the charge. Burns was co-founder and CEO of GovDelivery, a St. Paul-based…

Matt and Ed Cannon

In 2015, this son-father duo kicked off one of the best-funded Minnesota-based Kickstarter campaigns in history, raising more than $800,000 from nearly 3,000 backers. Founded in 2009, Golden Valley-based Zivix…

Casey Carl

Target Corp. first turned to the 30-something Casey Carl in 2011 in the wake of its disastrous website debut, counting on him to be its “chief agitator” on tech innovation.…

Ben Cattoor

In the six years since Ben Cattoor launched Foodsby in the Twin Cities, the Minneapolis-based company has expanded into 14 new markets. In August, Foodsby raised $13.5 million to expand…

Maurice Blanks and John Christakos

Minneapolis-based Blu Dot makes cool stuff. The company designs and produces a wide array of sharp, savvy, distinctly modern furniture. Maurice Blanks and John Christakos founded Blu Dot with Charlie…