The TCB 100 - 2020

Cale Johnston

Since founding his fintech company ClickSWITCH in 2014, Cale Johnston has led the company to nearly 100 percent annual revenue growth. In 2018, he helped secure $3.5 million in Series…

John Pacheco Jr.

Launched in 2016, the Minneapolis-based Latino Chamber filled the gap left when the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Minnesota folded. Pacheco, a public affairs consultant for minority-focused nonprofits, has been…

Craig Kaiser

Craig Kaiser sees a future where his Minnesota-born Cry Baby Craig’s hot sauce is a staple as ubiquitous as sriracha. Now that production is about to settle into a roomier…

Neel Kashkari

There’s a reason why national business outlets like the Wall Street Journal and CNBC look to Neel Kashkari for smart, savvy—and at times contrarian—views on big-picture economic issues. We’re lucky…

Bill Katter

Bill Katter is a busy guy these days. United Properties wrapped up construction of The Nordic, a new North Loop office building. It is also developing Target Field Station, which…

Mynul Khan

Barely in his 30s, Khan is the wunderkind behind Field Nation, a networking website that connects employers with individual contractors around the world.Field Nation filled a growing need as a…

Ann Kim

2021, Alumni: Raising a middle finger to fear has become one of the James Beard Award-winning chef’s signatures, along with genre-bending cuisine. So as other restaurants fell all around her,…

Rick King

Throughout his nearly two decades at Thomson Reuters, Rick King has held a number of leadership roles, including chief technology officer, chief information officer, and chief operating officer. But King…

Kristine Kubes

An attorney who has focused on construction law since 1998, Kristine Kubes holds a national leadership role within her specialty, chairing the American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law. She…

Charles Kummeth

When Charles Kummeth joined Bio-Techne in 2013, the purified protein development company was experiencing a downturn. He was tasked with rejuvenating it, and so far, under his leadership, the company…

Ben Leber

Retired Vikings linebacker Ben Leber is an increasingly visible presence in the Twin Cities and nationally. Between public speaking, regular appearances on Vikings broadcasts and KFAN Radio, and a growing…

Jason Lee

Two years ago, the Twins brought on Daniel Adler to make the organization state of the art in baseball analytics. A year ago, Jason Lee joined to do the same…

Ann Kim and Conrad Leifur

Ann Kim and husband/business partner Conrad Leifur are responsible for a group of the Twin Cities’ most original restaurants, starting with Pizzeria Lola in south Minneapolis and more recently the…

Craig Leipold

Though the Wild have not been able to move deep into the NHL playoffs, continuous sellouts and high fan interest demonstrate the strength of its brand. A coaching change which…

Geoff Martha

When Geoff Martha joined med-tech giant Medtronic in 2011 as senior vice president of strategy and business development, no one knew it had hired a future CEO. But in his…

Barry McCarthy

McCarthy is a new leader for a new era of Deluxe. He stepped in as CEO just over a year ago as the company worked to reposition itself from check…

Peter McLaughlin

After serving nearly three decades on the Hennepin County Board of Commissioners, Peter McLaughlin needs no introduction. But in 2018, McLaughlin lost his reelection bid to newcomer Angela Conley. You’d…

Jennifer Melin Miller

Lifelong theater enthusiast Jennifer Melin Miller first put her money where her heart was with an investment in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time in 2014. Soon…

Neela Mollgaard

In August, Neela Mollgaard became head of this new state program, which seeks to bring together private businesses and nonprofits to provide training and financial incentives to help entrepreneurs get…

Randy Newman

Under Randy Newman’s watch, Alerus Financial Corp. expanded far beyond its North Dakota roots. He joined Alerus—formerly the First National Bank of North Dakota—in 1981. He was promoted to president…