The TCB 100 - 2020

Geoff Martha

Geoff Martha

2022, Innovators: Geoff Martha joined Medtronic in 2011 after a 19-year tenure with GE Healthcare and GE Capital. He succeeded Omar Ishrak as CEO in 2020 and is leading considerable…

Barry McCarthy

2022, Builders: Companies fled core cities for the suburbs amid the pandemic and social unrest. Barry McCarthy is the rare leader who saw things differently. In 2021, Deluxe moved its…

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…

Zean Nielsen

Named CEO in June, Nielsen was an intriguing choice to succeed co-founder Dale Klapmeier as the Duluth-based personal aircraft manufacturer’s top executive. (Klapmeier is staying on as a senior adviser.)…

Kevin Nokels

Though not quite on the scale of Rochester’s Destination Medical Center project, Duluth’s two health providers are in the midst of major expansions. Essentia Health’s $800 million Vision Northland project,…

Jeff Ochs

Jeff Ochs’ cause is to provide capital to entrepreneurs advancing a charitable purpose who can’t attract traditional angel investment. Venn offers below-market-rate loans, a crying need of companies. Ochs’ vehicles…

Liwanag Ojala

Shortly after becoming COO of CaringBridge in 2014, Liwanag Ojala was named CEO. Ojala, whose background was in for-profit e-commerce, was tasked with setting a vision and executing a new…

Pilar Oppedisano

Pilar Oppedisano does not have a traditional finance background. Prior to assuming her current job in July, she was a senior brand manager at General Mills. Because of her experience…

Tim Peterman

It’s time once again to save ValueVision Media. Or Evine Live. Make that iMedia Brands. Tim Peterman, who had served as CFO and COO, started his second tour of duty…

Bill Peterson

Bill Peterson, the cop newly responsible for overseeing downtown Minneapolis, has worked in what seems like every area of the department—patrol, SWAT, investigator. By reputation he’s a solutions-oriented problem solver.…

Mark Platt

Mark Platt took the helm of gene-editing company Recombinetics in February, on the heels of a $34 million Series A fundraising round. Platt quickly got to work, rounding out the…

Martin Pochtaruk

The Iron Range city of Mountain Iron might seem a curious place to manufacture solar panels, but Ontario-based Heliene is betting $18 million that it can work. Also anteing up…

Chris Pohlad, Joe Pohlad, and Tom Pohlad

[gallery columns="4" link="none" ids="28457,28460,28459"] The three sons of Robert Pohlad—Chris, Joe, and Tom—have taken on increasing responsibilities within Pohlad Cos. Founded by Carl Pohlad in the 1950s, the Pohlad businesses…

Carrie Powers

Powers has this Plymouth-based med-tech startup off to a fast start. That’s partly because Reprise isn’t exactly a startup. This summer, Eden Prairie-based Miromatrix Medical spun off the company, which…

Ben Rasmussen

Opening an office in Northeast Minneapolis where founders could gather to work on their startups was crucial to Ben Rasmussen, co-founder of the new Twin Ignition incubator. “I’ve been blessed…