The TCB 100 - 2020

John Edwards

When John Edwards started tweeting five years ago under the Wedge Live! banner, he focused on planning and zoning issues in the Lowry Hill East neighborhood (aka “The Wedge”) in…

Al Franken

Al Franken has gone serious on Minnesotans since becoming a politician. In his first term, Franken wrestled with premium policies in the Affordable Care Act and privacy issues in the…

Brent Frederick

Jester Concepts (P.S. Steak, Borough, Parlour) is one of a tiny number of dynamic multi-unit restaurant groups based in the Twin Cities, and it’s among the most ambitious and exacting…

Peter Frosch

Peter Frosch took the helm from Greater MSP’s founding CEO, Michael Langley, in March. Frosch knows the ropes. Greater MSP started in 2011; Frosch has been there since 2013. He…

Joan T.A. Gabel

2021, Alumni: Joan Gabel has had a lot to navigate amid Covid-19 and the disruption to normal class schedules. She’s decisive and not afraid to make unpopular calls, such as…

Britt Gilbertson

Britt Gilbertson, a 2005 graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School, recently took on two leadership roles at the Briggs law firm. In 2018, she was named section leader…

Elizabeth Giorgi

Unable to find her dream job in traditional media, Elizabeth Giorgi created Mighteor, one of the first video production companies focused on creating content for the internet. Mighteor clients include…

George Goldfarb

Last spring, New Jersey-based women’s clothing retailer Ascena Group, whose brands include Ann Taylor and Lane Bryant, sold its majority stake in Duluth-based Maurices to London-based private equity firm OpCapita.…

Lisa Goodman

Lisa Goodman has been a player in Minneapolis politics, an often low-key power center in municipal leadership, known for her deep knowledge of housing issues and pragmatic, constituent-oriented approach to…

Mary Grove and Steve Grove

Mary, 2021, Alumni: In June, former Google exec and Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Seed Fund partner Mary Grove teamed up with investor Brett Brohl on Bread & Butter Ventures.…
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Dean Hager

2021, Alumni: Initial public offerings from Minnesota-based companies are few and far between, but the industry-leading enterprise software company went public in July at $26 per share. A tech industry…

Jeff Sommers and Lara Hammel

Watch out, Ben & Jerry’s—Izzy’s is coming for you. After 19 years as a local favorite, with a shop on each side of the river and statewide distribution to restaurants…

MayKao Hang

After nearly a decade leading the Wilder Foundation, MayKao Hang recently was selected by St. Thomas to establish a College of Health. University president Julie Sullivan chose Hang because of…

Jodi Harpstead

So what is going on at DHS? Governor Tim Walz hopes that Jodi Harpstead, whom he appointed in August, can straighten things out. Stories of the summer turmoil at the…

Lisa Wipperman Heine

Lisa Wipperman Heine has worked in the med-tech sector for more than 25 years. Throughout her career, she’s held leadership roles at companies large and small, including Covidien, now a…

Cory Hepola

Cory Hepola departed a weekend anchor role at KARE-11 TV and landed a reasonably prominent shift on the Good Neighbor early this year. His brand of high-energy, sports-passionate, self-improvement-driven talk…

Tim Herbert

Tim Herbert has run Inspire, whose neurostimulation technology is designed to treat obstructive sleep apnea, ever since it was spun off from Medtronic in 2007. He’s been nothing if not…

Dr. Joe Hobot

Dr. Joe Hobot leads Minneapolis’ American Indian OIC, a nonprofit specializing in adult education and job training, in its mission to mitigate educational and employment disparities faced by American Indians…